I said I would try to get back in the swing of things here on Spark on the 22nd, so here I am!! Now I may still miss a bit as I am much busier here than when I was a the assisted living place. There are dishes to do (or put in dish washer, which is no easy job from a power chair) washing clothes, yelling at our dogs as they go nuts over two big dogs behind us, and checking mail etc. etc. By the way one of those dogs jumps high enough that I can see his whole head. I hope he does not find a way to get a good enough hold with his hind feet to come over! Archie (14 lbs. would try to eat him up) While in the facility I did a few dishes, but cleaning and laundry were done by staff. It is quite a challenge, but being home is great. I don't have to go out in pouring rain or 110 deg. heat, staying long enough for Archie to find the best spot to accomplish his duty. There are also two cats. One who loves to "talk' to you and really tells you off when you push her off your lap as you are trying to type. The other needs Spark, she will lie in front of me as I pass, or try to pass, pushing her with my foot means to her, that I want to rub her belly, so she obediently rolls over to make it easier for me.
I am very lonesome for "my family" at the facility. Here I am alone all day, where as there where ever I went there were staff or residents to say hi to or chat. And Archie got so much attention he was really spoiled. Some went so far as to say I could leave, but Archie had to stay.
Watching calorie intake was easier there as I could ask for half portions at meal time. Although desserts were always offered I did pretty well saying no thanks. Since it isn't easy to reach things, I have to stand for many items or to turn on an appliance it is easier to snack which is not good. My daughter does not appreciate my standing, since I have to grab onto something, or lean on something. She is staying on here with me, she lived here while my hubby and I were at the facility to keep everything up. (I lost my hubby Dec. 10th of 2011 on his 91st birthday, after our 64th ann.) She rented her house out. But she is gone all day and that makes it lonesome.
I am doing a few stretching exercises, the Spark video for seated exercising requires a chair with no arms so that is not too helpful, plus post polio muscles are not too happy when you reach too high, etc.
Have I written a book yet?? I do tend to go on and on.
I have checked in on you daily, but did not have time to greet the newbies. I shall do my best to get back to that again, Being the greeter at the facility was my "cup of tea".
Who ever reads this I send lots of hugs, and hope this week will be a losing week for us all!