How Was Your Day?

winter_scene_4We had a cold day today in Chicago, with snow on its way tonight and through the rest the week. Our wintry weather helped me pick out the photo on the right.

How was your day today? How are you feeling about closing out 2013 and opening up 2014?

What was the hardest part of your day? How did you make it through?

Please tell us about your day in our comments section, below.

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched 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. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

6 thoughts on “How Was Your Day?

  1. Gail Kroll

    The hardest thing about today was once again talking to my younger sister about my Mom’s care and my opinion about it when she obviously cares less. She wants to talk to the PCP and not me to mention to the PCP -even though she is mine too – anything about Mom’s care. Okay. I can live with that. My sisters are neurotic. Let it go Gail. She was also in touch with the employer of our beloved CNA. Why??? No idea. She had told me to handle it. What happens in her little mind I have no idea. But? Mom said to me over and over after hanging up on her? YOU are doing a best job taking care of me Gail. I love you and want you to continue. I am happy with that. Who wouldn’t be?

  2. Avatar of EllysGdaughterEllysGdaughter

    Well, I had a pretty good day. It started with knowing that the RN was coming to change Elly’s leg wound bandage but didn’t know what time. Friday we purchased IMAX movie tickets for today at 11:30am so there was no negotiating when I would be leaving the house! The RN called to say he would come between 12:30-1:30 – I didn’t need to be there, Hurray! neither did Nursey Sister since she was sleeping (she worked the last two nights). I called the Home Health Scheduler and asked for an Aide to return, if possible, TOMORROW! to give Elly a shower, this time while I am home! I was able to schedule the washing machine repair guy to check out the part he replaced in October which has failed miserably! My last chore before leaving was to leave a message for my case worker to see about some cleaning help (never got a call back). We enjoyed The Hobbit in IMAX 3D, thanks to gifts! LivingRoom Son and FutureFiancee met us at the movie then came home and played games with us! Awesome Hubby is watching football and soon Elly will go to bed and we’ll be alone. . . hopefully! Hardest part (not too hard) of the day was answering Elly’s questions – she’s not hearing or understanding what is going on without asking questions. It seems strange that 2013 has gone so fast. I am still missing my close friend Lynn who passed this summer and now another friend (not close) passed before Christmas from cancer and I am not wanting to think about attending her funeral. . . I’ve already sent condolences. 2014 means another long year living with Grandma, loving being close to NurseySister and likely celebrating a wedding. . . and of course, the possibility of saying Good Bye to Grandma a final time. Another full season of life!

    • Avatar of RichardRichard

      It sounds like another full life also. Sorry to hear about your friends and their passing. If 2013 went fast maybe 2014 will do the same, at times we can only hope. Glad you took some respite time to go see the Hobbit, hey every little bit helps. Remember you need time also.

  3. Avatar of PegiPegi

    Today was a bit trying, my husband started out cooking up a storm and ended up weary and in pain in the recliner. He mostly stays positive, but it was one of those heart wrenching afternoons where he felt this would never end. That was the hardest part. But just as if he knew, when I was really low and hubby napping the phone rang: once again it was my son. My sunshine. He listens and lightens my load; his tenderness and love for us gives me strength. By the end we were laughing and I was refreshed…just in time for hubby to wake up back to his usual good natured self. It ended on a brighter note.

    • Avatar of RichardRichard

      At times, in those moments, hours, of pain light always shines through. I hope you let your son know how much he means to you and how he helps, in his own way? We sometimes forget to tell those closest because we think they already know so why tell them? I hope that made sense.

  4. Avatar of RichardRichard

    Rotten, My body is going through another one of those cycles where it wants to wake up at 3-3:30 am everyday (4 days now) and trying to stay awake for work, Robert, etc. gets really hard to do. Then I don’t want to go to sleep early because then I’ll just wake up early. It does not help that if I sleep to much it kills my back again causing me to wake up but in extreme pain. So I stay awake until the normal time we go to bed and repeat the process all over again. This usually last about 1-2 weeks then somehow I go back to normal, wait 2-3 months and it starts all over again.

    Come on body, work with me not against me.


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