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Monday, June 19, 2017

Positively Monday

As an ongoing method of keeping my attitude in check I record something positive that happened each day. Like everyone in the world some days are easier to find things to be happy about than others, but every single day has at least one good thing in it.  Sometimes you just have to dig a little deeper than others to find it. 

Monday: Got Son3 on his flight back to his home. We had a good visit with him and when it was time for him to go home it was time for him to leave. It was a perfectly timed visit with enough days to enjoy him but short enough that none of us got on anyone else's last nerve. As a special bonus, for the first time in his life he left the room pretty much as he found it, and even brought all the linens down and stuck them in the washer before leaving. And I got my car back, so I could go wherever I wanted and didn't have to share.

Tuesday: I had a gathering the fragments day at home.  I took the laundered sheets and towels from Son3's visit back upstairs put the room together, ready for the next visit. Also the Bach Chorale book I ordered arrived. Now i just need to play them daily.

Wednesday: Took Mom to the neurologist. Her Parkinson's is not progressing much at all and we are very thankful for that. Her cognitive function is down a wee bit but she is too tiny to take the medicine to help retard her memory loss. (Clinical trials have found it inhibits appetite resulting in weight loss) So now we begin the process of trying to chunk her up a little.  We are starting with a daily milkshake and trying to get her to add some additional carbs.  Mac and cheese anyone?

Thursday: TheHub is out of town and I had visions of binge watching OITNB but I already binged watched/listened to it. Instead I got to meet the bug man at the lake. I always get to do the fun stuff like that, but the lake was truly beautiful. On the way home I stopped at 2 stores having sales and bought me a few new duds.

Friday: Son2 and Girlfriend2 took Mom out for dinner. This was a fantastic gift to me!

Saturday: This sounds like a weird thing to consider as a positive, but I got the MBR shower scrubbed sparkly clean.  I had neglected it for a little bit and we have very hard water here. Hard water plus soap equals a mess.  Now there is no mess and I WILL resume my usual maintenance.

Sunday: TheHub got home from his trip in the late afternoon just in time for a hamburger cookout and a Father's Day celebration. Mom, Son2, and Girlfriend2 joined us for dinner and we also had a little FaceTime visit with Pip, Son1 and Mama K.

18 comments:

  1. Your son putting things in order before he left will give all mothers hope. I wish I had the need to be chunked up. At least the news was good on her health side. If she is like I was, it takes a few weeks for the full recovery from the uti. It sounds like you had a good week. I really look forward to Tuesday posts.

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    1. Spending time with Mom and leaving the upstairs clean was a seriously great gift!

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  2. Yes they do grow up but you did something right as he is male.

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  3. Sadly I have never (and probably will never) needed to chunk up.
    Love your positives. And hooray for your boy leaving his room pretty much as he found it. A huge win.

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    1. It was a true gift. maybe he is growing up.

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  4. I'm glad I read this post. I asked my son to put his sheets in the washer this morning so I could have them clean for him tonight. I forgot about them, but the washer is chugging away now. I could give him different sheets, but it's nice that he uses his own when he stays here. I prefer to wash them myself because he is a washing machine overloader.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. I'll take overloading vs. leaving them in the floor any day!

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  6. Love the positives in your week. You did something right with your boys. :)

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  7. Good luck with fattening up your mom. That's often very hard for the elderly. With both of my parents, we found that they ate much better if they were eating with someone.

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    1. Yes, I have noticed tha and would love for Mom to move somewhere else, but right now that is not going to happen.

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  8. It sounds like this last week was a good one for positive reflections. Even my daughter, who is neat as a pin in her apartment, leaves my house not even with a made up ned. Youngest doesn't get the point of making a bed,

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    1. I don't mind anyone choosing to make a bad or not, but to be a guest (and that is what Son3 is at our house now) and leave things trashed is just rude. The last time he was here I called after he left and pretty much told him if he was going to leave things like he did then to find different accomodations

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  9. College Boy DOES do his own laundry....eventually. Just the other day I heard him banging around upstairs and then heard the washer going...yay!
    I go up stairs and he'd put TWO items in the washer....the two he needed washed before his next work shift. And there sat TWO overflowing hampers. sigh.

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    1. Big sigh! I understand, it's a guy thing.

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  10. Sounds like a good week! My DD did leave the bed made after her visit, even though I have to take it all off, LOL. It was definitely messier with her here haha. Shoes on the floor, stuff on the dining table. I've got it all back to normal now :)

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  11. Truly for the first time ever I didn't have to do anything but put the sheets back on the bed and put the towels in his linen closet.

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