Alone for a Week

Husband was gone last week, so i was on my own.

Had a few mishaps … but nothing which could not be repaired.

Plenty of my chocolate / cold-brew-coffee / protein mixture was on hand, (just not quite enough Cashew Milk to go with it, LOL).

Unfortunately the gluten-free raisin bread i like is no longer available, but i had boiled eggs to go with my 3pm salads, and freezer food was available.  There were bags of pre-cooked crumbled hamburger (with bits of onion), pre-cooked corned beef, and pre-cooked chicken chunks, along with pre-cooked chicken sausages.  Vacuum-packed packets of pre-cooked brown rice were on hand, along with jars of cheese sauces and tomato sauces.

The microwave and i had a week of it.  i even had a bag of Milton’s gluten-free baked crackers to splurge on.

i was left with two phone numbers for local people who could pick up something at the store, and who i could check-in with before going outside for chores etc.  i just needed to remember and check in with them again on my return from chores.  On most days of his trip, i also stayed in pretty close contact with my husband, using text-tool on cell-phone.  (Also have “Find iPhone” app connecting both our phones)

Dog brings his water bowl whenever it gets empty, but pre-bagged dog food in dated, clear plastic baggies enabled me to look at the stack of empty baggies and easily see whether the dog had been fed.

With messages from my sister, and my Dementia Mentors’ pals to keep me company on video conversations, all-in-all, i thought the week went well, but it is awfully nice to have my partner back home.

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As ElMarie’s suggests in the following video, is also good idea to make sure extra mobility tools are on hand.  i ALWAYS keep them close.  >> https://vimeo.com/showcase/3464118/video/362831539

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SCHEDULE:

THIS WEEK, along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats, (see https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join the following:

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Thurs DAA Discussions
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Thursday Oct 3
will be another DAA Discussion.  Topic will be “Dementia State Plans”, with guest speaker Brenda Roberts, hosted by Paulan Gordon. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time.  6pm London, 7pm South Africa.  Link to join is in left column at this page >> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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Oct 10, Next Thursday, will be Teepa Snow’s next video Zoom, “Lets Talk”, open to all persons with dementia, will be held Thursday OCT 10. Requires prior registration: “Free webinar session for anyone living with dementia who would like to share ideas, concerns, experiences, partner issues or successes. The topics will be determined by the group.” Can be kind-of frustrating working with the registration process, but if you get stuck there is a phone number of someone to help. That is what i needed to do, and so glad Teepa Snow provides a helper for this process. >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .

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Oct 22, Tuesday: Next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey will be October 22. This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate >> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .

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Teepa Snow will hold her first conference November 17-19 >> https://teepasnow.com/pac-annual-conference/ .

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4 thoughts on “Alone for a Week

  1. Awesome!! Preparing all that must have taken some time but it obviously was effective. Glad to know you have such a great support network. And your canine and chickens help fill the time as well I’m sure. You navigated as successful journey❤️

    Ellie

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