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I had a great time at the baby shower!

Sunday, April 06, 2014





Because of caregiving I have not been attending family celebrations. The drive, getting caregivers to take over, just getting my outfit together, all seemed overwhelming. I finally got to one of the family events. I had a great time> It was my husband's family. I had not seen these people in a long time-and even better my daughter (32) had not seen them also. Sharing this event was awesome!

It wasn't easy. DD did not get here till 1 hour before the shower and we had a 2 hour drive! I have learned to accept what is. She had not felt well and just could not get here earlier.

I have not passenger seat in the handicap van. Obviously I wanted my daughter and me to ride up front. I could not manage to get the passenger seat hooked in. I just set it there. DH rode in the van back set which is far back in the van. Oh well. I went to 3 garages to have them help me put in the seat. It was frustrating. Finally after the shower the guys got that seat in properly. So Gin and I could both ride home up front. And she drove the last half of the trip home. Relief for me! We yakked the whole way! And now it is Sunday morning, I knew I'd be exhausted so I asked for a health aide to come this morning. She has not showed up.!!! I am not at all happy about this. I just called the boss of the agency. I pay for the aides myself.


Anyway being with family was fantastic. I am very grateful we could get that accomplished!

Some internet graphics to put you in the mood. chris







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2HAMSDIET 4/7/2014 10:17PM

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TEENYSMOM 4/7/2014 5:52PM

    Chris,

I am so, so happy that you were able to get to the party with DD & DH too. And, even though you were not sure about wanting/feeling like going, I'm glad that you ended up, in the end, really enjoying yourself and your time with DD. Hooray for our side, right?

Hugs, hugs & more hugs to you my sweet friend.

Starr

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NANCYPAT1 4/7/2014 5:59AM

    Baby showers are always special.

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DJ4HEALTH 4/7/2014 12:51AM

    That is great that you all went to the shower and had a good time too.

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ARTJAC 4/7/2014 12:40AM

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ELSCO55 4/6/2014 10:19PM

    glad you got to enjoy the party with family.

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2BDYNAMIC 4/6/2014 8:51PM

    I am so glad you got to go and to take a break .......... cause like Chris said above me ............ taking breaks is important ......... (For your health too) ........... Great pics and emoticon for peeking at mine today! emoticon

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FROSTY99 4/6/2014 8:44PM

    So happy to hear you were able to go and enjoy some time with the family and that you & DD got to spend some time together.

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SIEGRID 4/6/2014 7:36PM

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I am glad you had some time to spend with family!!

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CRAFTSFAN1 4/6/2014 5:20PM

    I am glad that you enjoy the party.

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FITMARY 4/6/2014 5:03PM

    I'm so glad you got a little break! You deserve it!
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SALAM4545 4/6/2014 4:06PM

    So glad you had fun!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/6/2014 2:06PM

    awwww, glad despite the frustration things worked out! HUGS

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SANDRALEET 4/6/2014 2:00PM

    Care giving no picnic

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JUSTYNA7 4/6/2014 11:53AM

    Hey while you have the extra seat in maybe you should do a road trip! Ha! Hurray for things working out in the end for the get together and pooh on the aide that did a no show. Thank goodness you were not depending on them to go to the party. The visuals are hilarious/cute. Amazing how the cycle of life goes on. I keep wondering about the future of my kids and then I think.. it's OK like it is today. Fingers crossed DD22 will be home this week. DD23 comes home tonight and then when everyone is home we will have a birthday dinner out for me. I'm surprised how much I'm looking forward to the chatter and updates. DD23 though says she is coming home sick emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 4/6/2014 11:50AM

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GARDENCHRIS 4/6/2014 11:24AM

    cute cake! taking breaks from care giving is important..... it does drain you.... you will figure it out. emoticon

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