Good Morning


Hello all,
Sorry about the spotty service I’ve been doing here on the blog. Since my Unc had his heart surgery it’s been quite a bit of no blog, but allot of stuff going on.
In my down time, I’ve just been playing computer games. It is where I can just do one or two things in the general area Unc is at. I’ve been trying to be available, but not invasive. I don’t want to “Mother Hen” him too much. There are times when “Mother Hen” activity makes it worse for the patient.
For half of my adult life, I was a nursing assistant, or CNA in Minnesota and South Dakota. In 2003, I ripped my left rotator cuff while transferring a patient from one chair to another. For some reason, she held on to the chair and tried to bring it with her during the transfer. This really screwed my world up, because I was enrolled to go to LPN school on scholarship in the fall. I miss wearing scrubs for a living.
Now, with the arthritis that has set in on my knees, back and shoulder, LPN school just isn’t available to me. I don’t have the lift anymore.
So, back to our regularly scheduled program, and turning away from the regrets.
Today, I’ve got to get caught up on chores. Yesterday was broken up by an ER visit, and then naps to catch up on our sleep. Dad and I took Unc in Sunday night. Unc didn’t come home till after 5 yesterday morning.
However, there is one positive change with the chores. Due to not being able to get to them in time, I fed and watered the chickens yesterday between 6 and 7 in the morning. This morning, I have continued the same. It works.
The rabbits are back to mowing the lawn again. So, every morning and evening, I scoot their cage around the yard another 28″ ahead. In about 12 hours, they get that square ate up, and I don’t have to physically mow that section.
I have dishes to do today, and laundry to catch up on. With Unc here, I might be able to finally video that wash board video for Aunty Sandy. Aunty Mary suggested it, so I still have to do it.
Meanwhile, I need to take some stuff down to the basement, and sort through it. I have to get my room at least liveable, and move the bed to the other side of the room.
Poor Bo, Dad’s dog. She’s confused. Tim and Beamer went back to Minnesota Sunday. She misses them. Unc is sleeping in my normal bed, in my normal bedroom. Bo has gotten used to my being in there. So, she is disgruntled to say the least. Poor girly pup. Getting her sorted out, sadly involves a reprimand when she growls at Unc. She doesn’t understand that this is temporary. So, we will work our way through it.
Lastly, I have to keep trying to get the house ready for cards on Sunday night. I have just a few short days left.
That’s all I’ve got. It’s going to be another hot day out there. Stay cool, drink plenty of water and juice, and be safe.
Louise Ann Benjamin

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