Sunday, March 30, 2014
Why don't I make the table look nice before I sit down to eat?
I am 66 and pretty much never eat at the table. I eat in a recliner in front of the TV or at the computer or walking around or just about anywhere except at the table. Ir-- I eat in the car-- a really, really bad habit. Wat , no time to actually stop and sit and savor my food.
It seems like a bother to make the table look nice . Maybe I don't seem worth the trouble. Hm.. now I am getting somewhere!
Let lone sit with my husband to have a real meal! I set out his food for him and he gets his wheelchair to the table. And he eats alone while I am elsewhere in the house. Hmmm...
Now he knocks the table with his big, clunky motorized wheelchair. He sits sideways to the table usually so he can easily get stuff with his left hand. Often he knocks other furniture around getting himself set. I moved the couch so now he usually hits that first. To get himself set up, he has to ride into the kitchen, turn around and go back toward the living room. Then his 'good' side is next to the table. Often he grabs something and rides in front of the TV.
I feel I am the caregiver and just set his stuff up for him. I rarly ea next to him. We eat totally different food. I fix my own and take it to the 'office' to eat while I am sparking. Or I might take it into the bedroom and read while I eat lunch or even dinner and often a snack.
Here are some table settings to remind myself how I might actually make the table look nice.