Vi flew to Toronto last evening. A wedding on her side, so I will be living the wild bachelor life fort the next week.
A couple of times a year, Vi leaves town for a week or so a couple of times a year. A few have questioned this.
Let’s be clear, I am good with that. In fact I encourage it. It is for various family functions that she goes and I just don’t want her missing out on living life because I am a gimp. Plus, flat out it gives her a break from our life reality. There have been times when she has run to the store or something. Coming home she has mentioned of times when a sense of gloom or something has come on her. To the point she has been nervous almost afraid to come in the house. Fearing she is going to find me on the floor. Her breaks are well earned, well deserved.
For me, I am fine getting around the house and all that, plus I wear one of those medical alerts. One push of the button and help is on the way.
So it is the wild bachelor life for me. I realize as circumstances change or expectations change. A “wild” day for me would I am sure rate as a extremely boring day for most.
I ask please for ongoing prayers for my cousin Joe as they are ever increasing the treatments in his battle with cancer
Hi Bill…..now don’t get too carried away with this bachelor thing (lol). Great to hear Vi is off on a little vacation. Bill, it is wonderful that you encourage and support her to attend these special family events.
Hi Betty, I just realize Vi is home tomorrow and I still haven’t got to the wild bachelor stuff.
Hi Bill … you both seem to have such a great attitude to the situation – and as you say a break, even for a few days .. and probably for both of you, does you both the world of good.
My thoughts for Joe and you all – I’m glad you’ve got the medic-alert button .. cheers Hilary
You lovely lovely fellow. Carers like Vi, no matter how much they love the person they are looking after, NEED, time apart. It reboots everything, and hey, in any relationship, distance makes the heart grow fonder. Vi going away may be harder for other people to deal with than it is for you but from where I am, I think it’s brilliant and the right thing to do. I know a carer who has very little time off, there are valid reasons but I can see how much it costs her.
I hope Vi has a good time and I hope you do to.
MTM formerly BC – changed blogs 😉
I finally have a few minutes to sit and think and my thoughts landed on you. It’s so good to hear that you haven’t lost your sense of humour and that you are continuing to battle. I sense the going gets tough and road seems long, but know that you’ve got a whole crew of people walking along side…you’ll never be alone!
Good for Vi to get away from things for a while because life goes on. She likely needs the change as do you. And good for you for visiting you cousin while he is still alive. It’s seems wrong to me to attend a funeral of someone that I couldn’t be bothered to visit while they were still with us or to send flowers to the family. That all seems too easy. Now a visit…something that costs in time and effort…now there’s a real gift!!!
Thinking of you often and praying for you always, Wiseman.