Whew! Life by planner! It IS working. First we learned what is essential in this season. Now, we are learning the amount of push needed (balanced with rest) to work into our normal routine with the extra work of caregiving. As an example, I used to grab dad and run to the store....now if I want to run to the store with him it takes an extra 20 min to get out the door and another 15- 20 min to get back in the door.
Today was PRODUCTIVE. I did not get EVERYTHING done which was on the "to do" list...but I got the essentials done and made progress on everything.
I have not gone to the gym with any consistency or been able to walk outside since we brought Dad home. Many of you know I walked 5 - 7 miles a day all spring, summer and early fall. I just can't leave the house for that amount of time....when I go out, Michael or the boys need to be here and on alert (not in the garage, working in the yard etc). Timing has been hard...for life and for walks. The sun doesn't come up until close to 10 a.m. I don't want to walk in the dark. By that time Dad IS up.....this will be much easier in the summer when the sun ALWAYS shines and I can go walking early. OK - that's ALL backstory...so you know why THIS made me so very happy.
|Great to be OUT.|
I got up, suited up, and kept my word to my daughter. I CAN pay the bills when it is dark outside.
|Millie is happy to be out!|