Life is slowly returning to "normal" (a new normal) around the Bee and Rose....
I've come to realize during this ordeal with Chilly that I am definitely a Creature of Habit. I found that even during my trips to the hospital over the last month, I created a routine. I always stopped at the small cafe in the hospital lobby for coffee before heading up to Chilly's room. After arriving in Chilly's room, I would fluff the pillows and blankets for him, clean up his tray table, then freshen his water. I would then make all of the family phone calls to update everyone on his condition. I did this every single day in the same order. Shortly after arriving home with Chilly, I realized I was continuing the same routine at home, but now had added dispensing medications, checking blood sugar and blood pressure, and occupational therapy to the daily rounds. I think routine is like a huge security blanket for me. Do you have any routines that are your "security blankets?"
Speaking of creatures, Chilly is convinced that there is a CREATURE HIT SQUAD out to get him. In the last two weeks, we've had 3...count 'em...3....rattlesnakes in our yard!!! BIG rattlesnakes...like 4-5 feet long! I cannot begin to tell you how completely freaked out I've been over this! I HATE snakes! Blech! I actually yelled out the window at the last one that "I did not have time for this crap!" LOL! I have totally lost my mind, people! Don't these dumb snakes realize I have a stroke/heart attack patient to care for right now?? I don't have time to deal with deadly creatures! Fortunately, the fire department took pity on me. They came and removed them. Normally they wouldn't do that since we live on four acres. However, there seems to be an explosion of snakes around here lately so they skee-daddled on over ASAP. I love my firemen! Creature Hit Squad foiled!
But then...this morning....we had another horrid creature in our home...a brown recluse spider...very poisonous....maybe Chilly is on to something.....(It's the second one this year...crikey!) Creature Hit Squad...we will just keep takin' you down, so you best just give it up!
Not a fan of the desert creatures....this is why I want to move to Ireland!
I am officially back in the land of Blog to stalk you, awesome bloggers! I think we have finally found our new groove here at home. Again, your amazing support, comments, emails, and love have really sustained my family. Chilly is improving slowly each day. Each day brings new challenges, but we seem to be managing them. We've discovered that we are a pretty resourceful bunch when it comes right down to it!