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Next: Ring, Blur, Tune

Wedding_RingsOur next three words for our Community Caregiving Journal are:

Ring
Blur
Tune

You can write about each separately in three separate posts. You can write about all three in one post. You can write sentences using all three words. Or, if you prefer, you can share your prose by leaving a comment, below.

In essence, you can write about the words in the way that feels right for you.

Here’s how our Community Caregiving Journal work: Every Wednesday, I’ll post three new words for you to write about. Don’t worry about keeping up every week if that seems too difficult. Just write about any of the words whenever you can.

Any member of Caregiving.com can contribute. When you write posts for our Community Caregiving Journey, select “Community Caregiving Journal” as the category. I’ve recorded a quick video which shows you how to start your blog and join our Community Caregiving Journal here.

Need help posting to the site? Just send me a private message through the site or send me an email. Not a member of Caregiving.com? Just join here. Worried about the privacy of your family and your caree? Simply create your account with a user name that describes you but isn’t your real name (like ejourneys).

Our journal complements your blog posts about your day. Keep posting updates about your situation, including the challenges and successes, in your own blog.

About Denise Brown

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues.

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  1. Avatar of atisMOM

    Tune….

    *Sighs:/ Today started off with my Dad blasting his music (as usual) to the maximum volume his little radio could go up to. Woke up thinking…. Here we go://// Started complaining about things that we both have no control over. “Dad, sometimes you just gotta join’em!” Telling myself at the same time, here is where I’m gonna tune him out:-) Round 1, TUNE OUT! Wish there could be a day where his saying or doing anything positive could outweigh the negative by an overwhelming amount.

    Taking a breath I proceed to begin my morning. Went in to wake up my mom to get her going, she starts to complain that it’s so cold and that she wants to sleep in. Ok great:/ Heck I want to sleep in too. Round 2…. TUNE OUT!

    Breakfast time I decided to give dad a little cheat treat cause his sugar levels have been real good lately. “Can I get like 2 more please?” To that I replied, “I’ll give it to you if you tell the Dr. the truth when you arrive at the ER. So pick your poison: 2 more banana’s or a trip to the ER when I can’t get your sugar under control?” Round 3 TUNE OUT!

    By now I’m ready for a break on the front porch. The rest of the day goes by a little smoother. During their nap time the doorbell rings, it’s the Elders who have come to pay a visit. One of them starts off by complimenting on how our house is always clean and smells good. That caught me off guard, but made me feel so good inside. I do my best to keep everything comfortable as I possibly can for everyone in our home and those who visit.

    Tonight was set to be our first night to get my daughter on a “regular” sleeping schedule, she starts school this Fall. My husband gets home from work at 9pm, he usually does the showering duties so I can catch me some breathing time. He decides to make a phone call that is dragging on…. Here we go, RING RING…. Round 4 = TUNE OUT!

    After I get my daughter showered I place her clothes and brush on his lap, while he’s still on the phone:D I jam into the garage because he finally bought some detergent, to begin what looks to be about 5 loads of laundry (for me & my family and my mom & dad) at 10:29pm:/ Here it is, the knockout round…. ROUND 6! TUNE OUT!

    Sat down on the couch (while everyone keeps peeking over at me every few seconds lol), laptop opened to Caregiving.com: Community Caregiving Journal, headphones on…. Tuned into (as loud as my laptop volume can go) Steve Perry and Journey taking me away with Faithfully….

    Have a great evening my Caregiving.com family!

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