“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Cor. 9:8
Happy Monday…I mean Tuesday to all… What day is it anyway??? Oh the holidays… Gotta love them! 🙂
I got word this week that, on this 180th day of the Shawshank lock down that a nursing home employee or volunteer tested positive for COVID-19 and that all new visits would have to be done virtually until everyone was tested and the quarantine was lifted. I won’t say that pivoting that way is doing a true 180, but it feels like it. Only seeing mom one day a week, for less than 30 minutes, was barely anything…but doing without that small reprieve is very frustrating and leaves us with no in-person contact. We will try to schedule some Zoom visits, but they go poorly, in general. Such is the pandemic life…
This pivoting concept brings me to the next point: posting scheduling pivots.
I have completed well over 500 posts, doing one nearly every weekday the entire time mom has been in full-time care. I love writing and wish I could keep up this pace and maintain the quality I expect of myself, but I am wearing down. Therefore I am going to change up my schedule and do posts on Mondays and Fridays going forward…at least until the pandemic is over. I will add posts should there be important updates too and may slip in some classic editions and guest posts as well. I am IT Director and disaster prep/planner (among other things) for 17 counties and I have the same number of hours in the day as I used to pre-COVID. 🙁 Please don’t think of it as doing a 180 on caring…it is just the opposite.
(Guilt enters stage left, and mocks)
Last order of business is a reminder that the Walk to End Alzheimer’s has also pivoted from a massive, in-person walk to a million smaller pods of walking…but with the same, or more fundraising. Here is my walking team link if you would like to join us walking and/or donate:
We plan on walking on the 19th at either Branson or Ozark, Missouri…but you can still join via electronic means. 🙂 I would love to hear from you that day…and every day. 🙂
Tiring times, mentally, for all of us. Please remember to keep up on the self-care. Remember the airplane warning to first put on the oxygen mask before helping others lest you fall sick and not be able to. I have written quite a few posts about this important concept.
If you ever need ANYTHING…if you need more walk info, if you would like to be part of our virtual caregiver support group the 3rd Tuesday evening of each month, if you have a question about the disease, or just want to check in, please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 417-955-2513.
Thank you all very much! I will never give up and I know you won’t either until we finally #EndALZ .
Update: Nothing new to report other than the new blockade. 🙁 Mom will not do well with this change, but it is what it is. We will search for every possible option to bridge the gap.
Dad joke of the day isn’t a joke…it is a commentary on pivoting provided here: