Friday, June 26, 2009

Where Am I?

It's been a while since I've been able to post. Sorry about that.

My internet connection at home continues to be somewhere between very bad and non-existant. I'm now actively working on getting myself satellite internet service instead, but I'm afraid it's going to take a while to get.

In the mean time, there are a few blogs and websites that I like to visit every day that I either can't get to, or if I want to add comments, I don't have enough internet power to do it. Those sites I don't dare access from work.

As to my last adventure - as you've probably guessed, I'm still missing it. I really missed it the most the entire first week afterwards. It was like a drug that I could no longer get. After all the time I spent in diapers, I didn't really have any trouble at all going without them again. I think it's like a switch in my body that get's thrown one way or another. Although... I did almost wet the bed in the middle of the first week back. I think that's the closest I ever came to that problem that I can remember. Fortunatly, I woke up just in time and realized what I had almost done!

My in-laws are still visiting and we are planning to take them back home again next week, but I know it won't be long till they're living with us permanently. They really can't be by themselves anymore - especially my father-in-law. He can hardly walk and won't hear of using a wheelchair. He can't hear very well, and he just get's so confused and forgets things so often. All he can do is sit and watch TV or sit and watch the birds in our backyard. Unfortunately, the weather has been incredibly hot and being outside where he really likes it the best is not a good idea. He absolutely can not be left alone at all at any time - which makes everything all the more difficult. At home they have trouble just getting groceries because of him.

Anyway. I just wanted to let everybody know that I'm still here. It's just difficult without internet service.

2 comments:

JeanieLoveJones said...

Sowwy to hear!
Best wishes to your family and you!

xo

Pretty Sissy Dani said...

Karen:

All my best wishes to you and your family. I have been lucky enough that neither my parents nor my wife's have suffered from the scourge of Alzheimer's. (I assume that's what is affecting your father-in-law.)

It seems that you and your wife are about to become their caregivers. When that happens, some advice--all the experts say you MUST plan to allow yourselves some free time somehow...or else the caring turns into resentment.