One Lovely Blog Award. Thank You

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 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:  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.  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.   She wrote about her mother who was in hospice and continues to write since her mother passed.   A woman writes about helping her parents clean up a hoarding house.  Again, this is another blog about families dealing with hoarding parents.


About letstalkaboutfamily

I am a retired and was the primary caregiver for both my parents before they passed. I have children and grandchildren. This blog is an attempt to connect with other caregivers and share ideas and experiences. I hope you will let me know what worked for you if you had an experience similar to mine. The main issues I am going to talk about are elder care, death and dying, assisted living, family relationships and hoarders and hoarding. Other topics will come up as I address the issues and my relationship with other family members.
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2 Responses to One Lovely Blog Award. Thank You

  1. terry1954 says:

    congratulations my friend!!!!

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