FridayMotivations

stuck?

Don’t get stuck… try something new today.

CAREGIVER NOTE:

Positives for the day: Making super progress with the PT. Sounds like they’ll be releasing him in 3 weeks. No word yet on his being able to navigate stairs yet. We’ll be discussing that with the PT that is coming today. He enjoys watering the container garden. AND watching the birds come to the feeder and I was able to finally “catch” a pic of the Jay that’s found the feeder. He’s hoping to get up early enough on a morning that the Jay comes to feed. He’s eating well, has a sense of humor and has been willing to take walks nearly every day outside.

Hallucinations overnight. Grateful he’s had a couple of weeks reprieve from them. Lights are now on as he believes that will keep the visitors away. He didn’t seem as upset as he has been on previous nights, thankfully. No yelling at them other than a relatively quiet, “go away” before turning on the bedroom light. A night light doesn’t provide enough illumination for him to feel comfortable.

prickly times?

When things are a bit “prickly,” look for the good stuff going on around you.

CAREGIVER NOTE:

He likes his new job. Watering all the plants along the drive. He planted 3 new posts in raised planter box and made sure everything was moist. We have two more pots to get planted – but they need a shadier spot. And we started a hydroponic salad garden last evening. He’s anxious to see how that turns out. Bird feeder is up and he can see it from the window by his chair. Now, to wait for the birds to find it.

kindness

Choose kindness always. It’s something that can get us through most circumstances.

CAREGIVER NOTE:
It’s been another long night. Fixation on a “problem” and there’s no getting around it despite reframing, changing subjects and more. Hoping today will be a better day and we’ll be able to get a different perspective on things.