When I put this blog together most weeks I try to gather events, feelings, stories from the past week to use or think about as I'm writing. Sometimes it helps me put perspective on it or hopefully it can provide a teaching/coaching moment for all of us. Sometimes, like this morning, as I paid bills, started laundry, fed Lady, cleaned out the fridge, and had a cup of coffee, I thought do I have anything interesting to pass on? I have to admit my answer was "NO." Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.
I guess the best thing I can say about the past week is that I felt grounded most of the time. Papa and I had some appointments (got business completed). We also had a few in-depth discussions and I felt like at the core I was calm and able to think logically. Sometimes in dealing with papa that's what I need. Of course, I need to remember that when he's not feeling well he gets a bit persnickety. He is not good at saying what's going on with his health and I truly try to keep a close eye on him, but as happened this past week, we need doctor involvement. I keep telling my sister I don't want anything to happen on my watch per se, but we all know there is a good chance it will. He is feeling better already, but tired.
A neighbor passed away last week. The first thing papa said was, "she always looked out for me." I have to say I can't tell you how many people have said that this past week. She and her husband are the epitome of the word "neighbor." When papa got sick, he was worried about not being able to attend the service. I said, no worries I'll represent you. He was able to rest a little easier. It was a beautiful service with music she picked herself and had so much meaning.
As I keep telling people I don't live in Plymouth as I have a home in Virginia. Most people laugh at me because I have been here so long. So let me say, technically I live in Plymouth as I'm taking care of papa and will stay as long as needed. I bring this up because yearly the development where papa lives has residents complete a form for occupancy. I have not listed myself previously. So I think this year I better list myself as being here officially. It's not like I'm not seen everyday. It's so funny that this form arrived on Friday because last week papa asked me if I was ever going to register my car in Plymouth. I said, "NO" because technically I don't live here and I don't want to pay the insurance premiums..LOL!
I don't have plans for the 4th yet, but I may go to the town parade and check out the fireworks. Last year, the barge caught fire so there were no fireworks...perhaps this year they will make up for it. There has been a lot of reminders online about fireworks and animals so please be careful. I also see lots of complaints about fireworks in neighborhoods and such. I'm pretty sure this neighborhood will be quiet. Lady will be in the house for the evening.
I am going to leave it here for today. As I mentioned above, not a lot to say today. I hope you have a good week. Enjoy time with family and friends eating BBQ and watermelon! Take care. Chat soon. Marie
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” - ― Mahatma Gandhi
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” - ― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” - ― Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness