Sunday, January 19, 2014
Another day in paradise
Hubby is not having a good day today. I want him to have as many successes as possible so I try for little tasks around the house like taking out the garbage and the recycle. But then this morning we spent half an hour going over the schedule for the pick ups of the above which happen on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The wringer in the schedule is that the recycle must go to the curb on Tuesday night so as not to miss an early pickup on Wednesday morning. Oh my, even after writing it all down, it was hard for him to get it. So I guess we will see what happens tonight which is Tuesday.
This morning we went to JSC to renew his badge which went well. But then he starts in about how is he going to go visit his friends in their offices. (I'm wondering if at this stage of his illness if they really want him to visit). I explained and explained the procedure for making it happen but he continues to be very disgruntled.
He diligently reads the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal and cuts out articles and highlights others. He came in my office all upset about an article discussing the increasing costs of hospitals and saying that he doesn't want to be taken to a hospital because it will just bankrupt the family....saying that we shouldn't call an ambulance because it will just cost too much and it is a scam, etc. I tried to assure him that we have excellent coverage through Medicare and our insurance company and that so far hospital visits have not cost us anything. He would have continued the argument had I let him. I feel sad that he doesn't have anyone else to argue with about politics, the state of the nation and the world but sometimes he just doesn't make much sense. The granddog is back and he so enjoys walking her and so far is not lost. This is great for both of them.
In a few minutes I will go to the library for my volunteer job in the book store. It is quiet, we are seldom busy and I will continue to read The Book Thief, a great story about Nazi Germany during WWII. I will come home refreshed and ready to cook dinner for however many folk show up.
And maybe, just maybe there will be another glorious sunset to celebrate another fine day in paradise. It really is paradise, you know, in spite of tribulations.