I need a shower something awful. It's been weeks of birdy baths( quickie sponge baths). I
|Notice these are teaspoons not tablespoon|
Let's do the math everyone...
- I know the care of my husband during the day will take four spoons.
- Fixing and eating meals can run two to three spoons a day depending on how much I have to prepare before cooking.
- Care of my animals (cats, dogs, Guinea pig, and rabbits) will take another spoon if it's not a grooming or cage clean out day. If it's a grooming day or clean out day = 2 spoons.
- Hospice visits. Sometimes three a day one spoon.
Now add in or subtract...
- Therapy days-twice a week= Occupational therapy 1 spoon for each session.
- Grocery shopping= 2 spoons because I have to make a list, shop, and then bring the groceries in and put them away. It's really closer to three.
- Any other shopping like yarn, clothes, appliances, etc =an easy 2-3. Stores are huge!
- Each doctor appointments = a good one spoon if not two. Botox is definitely a 2 and my heart doctor is closer to 1 1/2 because of lab work I have to get before my appointment.
- Dropping off and picking up laundry= 1 spoon that's even with putting the folded clothes away. Now, if I did my own laundry= 3 spoons.
- Picking up take-out from a restaurant, even Mickey D's =1 spoon.
- Sweeping, vacuuming, dishes, dusting...you know, housework = an easy 2+ because the size of my house. I'd like to hire a housekeeper, but can't afford one.
- My every Wednesday Night Knitting group = 1 spoon.
- My once a month Stroke group = 1 spoon.
- Knitting or spinning wool= 1 spoon.
- Spending quality time with one grandchild = 1 spoon. I have eight.
No wonder I'm so exhausted all of the time! That's even without a bath.Yes, my kids were nice enough to install a walk-in tub the second Father's Day after my stroke, but I rarely have the time to really soak in it. The best I can do is stare longingly at it when I take a minute to go pee, or change my own diaper, or washing out urinals most times.
The last time I had a shower? Er, um, let me think...two weeks ago when my #1 daughter came for a visit. That sounds horrible doesn't it? But it's my cheat to make my short supply of energy last. I often said watching my growing kids or grandchildren, "I wish I could bottle their energy."
Wouldn't that truly be a blessing.
What has been your tumble or stumble during the week?