I’m heading up to Lynden on Thursday to meet with a rep from Dynavox with my mom. I don’t need help with that. But it’s a good time for me to talk about some caregiving stuff with my mom. The patient care coordinator from the ALSA Evergreen Chapter recommended a book called Share the Care (website), suggesting that we organize the people who are caring for mom using the principles this group details. So I want to read the book before I go up there on Thursday. Meaning I need to read it Wednesday (since I finally got hold of it Tuesday). Actually, thinking about it right now I don’t think I can finish it Wednesday given the problem and it probably isn’t necessary to finish by Thursday or figure it out by Thursday. But I’d like to get a good chunk read.
Here’s the problem. I just tried to start the book before going to sleep.
I broke out in tears before finishing the first page.
I am going to make no progress that way.
So I need people to help me by being here, distracting me and comforting me when appropriate, encouraging me, and here’s an important part: leaving me undisturbed when I can focus. That means I really don’t need someone who will just hang out and chatter. Someone who can bring a book, or knitting, or cook, or something else for the periods when I can read without breaking down.
I’ll be calling a few people when I wake up to see if they can help. But anyone who has time I would appreciate.
I might set up at Chocolati on 45th or Victrola on 15th if that’s convenient (plus I can repay your time with a coffee at least). Definitely can’t bounce around other people’s places; need to stick in one place really.
I’m probably going to wake up late (given that it’s nearly 5 at the moment).
Thanks in advance if you can help.