I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Terre Mirsch at Caring with Confidence. Terre is one of the contributors at “Caring with Confidence” a blog to offer support for end of life caregivers. This is a blog I only recently discovered and I recommend you take a look at it also.
Again I am honored to be recognized for this award. There are requirements for this award and I referred to all of them in Sunshine Award and One Lovely blog Award: Thank You. Basically I need to thank the person who nominated me. Thank you, Terre. Then I must put the symbol of this award in my post, so it is inserted. It is also on the side of all my posts since I was last nominated for it.
Another requirement is to tell something about myself. I have written before that I am caring for my 90 plus year old father who has Alzheimer’s disease. I am glad to be close enough to care for dad, but frustrated with some of the difficulties I have encountered in his care. I have spelled out many of them in previous blogs and will continue to do so.
Again I will pull questions from Buzzle.com to help me decide what questions to answer about myself. Many of their questions have to do with favorite television programs or movies. I will admit I hardly watch television and I haven’t been to a movie in years. So I will move on to some other questions: What do you do when you feel very sad or depressed? Unfortunately, I tend to eat when I am sad or depressed. If I can get myself away from the chocolates, I take a nice long walk. In fact, I would like to take a long walk every day but sometimes other things like the weather sometimes prevents me from doing so.
Another question they suggest is: “What makes you angry? Are you short-tempered? How do you overcome your anger?” Actually, frustration makes me angry more than anything else. That is, I get angry when I encounter a problem caring for my parents or even myself and I get stuck in voice mail hell or I speak with someone who seems to be unreasonable. Most of the time, my frustration comes from making telephone calls for my father or myself. Usually to overcome this anger I take a long walk. That gets me back to the first question, I guess. But walking has always helped me to re-center myself and work off steam.
I have nominated many of my favorite blogs in previous posts, so today I will add a few to the list. These are the blogs I would like to nominate today:
http://camsgranny.wordpress.com/ Camsgrammy is a woman who is a caretaker for her mother who also has Parkinson’s disease. In addition she takes care of her grandson.
http://inheritingthehoard.wordpress.com/ Inheriting the Hoard is written by Hannah Buchdahl. It is an interesting blog about Greg and Sidney who inherited a hoarding house. It is not updated regularly but contains a lot of information that will have you thinking about the families of hoarders.
http://theclothesareinthestove.wordpress.com/ She wrote about her mother who was in hospice and continues to write since her mother passed.
http://shecleansup.wordpress.com/ A woman writes about helping her parents clean up a hoarding house. Again, this is another blog about families dealing with hoarding parents.