What Day is it Anyway Friday 17th April 2020.

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Let’s talk about Captain Tom Moore this brilliant very nearly one hundred year old is walking in his garden to raise money for the NHS. What an amazing feat he has achieved so far he has raised twenty two million pounds and rising. We have added our bit you can also if you wish at Just Giving Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday Walk For The NHS. What an amazing man.

So usual start to the day, I had a zoom Pilates lesson with my class, I was slightly late for that ( I hear you asking, how can she be late, she is locked in how can she be late ). I needed to set Hubby up on Zoom so he could see his mother. Well I got him sorted and missed only 30 mins of the lesson. I am afraid I did not enjoy the lesson as I was worried about hubby and his mum.

The afternoon was filled with sending reports on M.I.L. We had our Zoom call it wasn’t what Hubby was hoping for. A lovely young occupational therapist called us then sent us the nessscary to join the meeting, she greeted us on zoom smiles and bubbly, she walked down the corridor then said “Give me a sec while I gown up” when she picked the iPad back up she had gown, protective glasses, gloves and a mask. Then we saw M.I.L. she looked all smiles and had absolutely no idea who we were ,or who the girl in the mask was. Sadly her speech is very muddled and she thought hubby was her father. Conversation was one sided, she kept saying, yes, lovely and forty two? But her smile was bright. We were on for about ten minutes but she seemed more intent on drinking her tea so we said goodbye. Poor hubby is so upset. Personally I think as long as she is happy that’s good. I do empathize though as my mum was lost to me about four years before she died. She had no idea who we were, or the child, she always looked trapped and scared. Thankfully M.I.L looks happy, bright eyes and smiling she seems to be liked by the staff too, for which we are very grateful at this very difficult time for the NHS.

Sadly Hubby’s family were their usual uncooperative selves. I spent the afternoon dealing with firstly a the blind lady and her partner needed me to get them a refund on some rail tickets they had bought and of course now they cannot travel. That was sorted via phone and email. Also spent two hours on a call to help sister in law set up Zoom… I think Zoom need to start paying me 😜.

Quiet evening, I think I have a cold coming plus I am beyond exhausted, Hubby’s family have really drained me.

Time for a happy song.

You know you must 🥴
I so miss them 🥴
Be safe 💜

This is part of LindaGHill’s # WDIIA.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Apr 18, 2020 @ 13:07:16

    Oh bless you all sis 😢
    Huge hugs 🤗
    And please take care of that cold 😘😘

    Reply

  2. jaquintinwriter
    Apr 18, 2020 @ 15:39:33

    In such trying times, you my dear are an angel – thinking and helping others. Bless you!
    I enjoyed the video – took me back to days gone by and nice memories. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  3. Maggie
    Apr 18, 2020 @ 16:22:42

    Oh, our days are filled with a mix of blessings and worries, aren’t they? Please take care of yourself, too. Stay well and stay safe. Blessings to you and your family.

    Reply

  4. TanGental
    Apr 19, 2020 @ 05:53:45

    Funny how seeing someone can sometimes be worse than helpful. Having been re reading my diary from when mum died – I am surprisingly detached, like i needed to remain in control – it’s only later the emotion hit me. I suppose I’m rather unsentimental, and in the moment person. Hope you can enjoy some in the moment moments. And when this is gone we will sort out those absent hugs!

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 07:46:27

      Yes indeed we all cope differently when my parents died, dad in mid twenties and mum in my late thirties, I had to be strong and cope. It was years later that it hit me, like a sledge hammer. Hubby is going through the mill now and I fear he will again with this is all over. I feel M. I. L will recover as it is she seems happily oblivious….who know Geoff? Anyway smile pasted on at a jaunty angle I have to hope. 💜 There could be a plus she may of forgotten she doesn’t like me 😜💜💜

      Reply

  5. Jules
    Apr 22, 2020 @ 13:04:38

    Oh, dear. ((hugs))… My step mom also has dementia and I have really only telephone calls and occasional visits due to long distance. I know she is being cared for. At the time she still knows who I am… but I know those thirty minute calls where the same conversation is repeated 3 times… I only ask questions I know the answers too. She is confused about the lock down. But I just tell her that she is safe.

    I do not have the same advantage as having caregivers that can set up zoom-type meetings. The Admin Director of my mom’s assisted living section isn’t as co-operative as I’d like. And an older sibling is the first contact person. So I’m often in the dark.

    Best to you and yours in this situation. I did read about the Elder Gent raising funds. I go to my Good News section everyday!

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Apr 23, 2020 @ 04:58:00

      Hi Jules thank you for saying hi. My mother in law has been in hospital for ten days but because of lockdown we cannot visit. She will be 100years old on 1st May. She does not has dementia, she has what is called delirium . She had two seizures on Easter Monday and that’s why she is in hospital. I do feel for you not always getting information and those calls you make must be upsetting. We are hoping Mother in law will recover she is making progress, we think, sometimes the information is very conflicting. Be well be safe and I wish you stepmother well. Thank you again for your kind words 💜

      Reply

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