Different Day From What I Usually Do

@velvet53 (15379)
Palisade, Colorado
January 15, 2017 5:52pm CST
I am at work right now and usually I would be crocheting or knitting. I take care of an 82 year old man so I have a lot of free time most of the time. Today, I have been on myLot most of the time and I am loving it. It feels good to be here and enjoying reading and commenting on the many different discussions. I hope that I have more days like today.
11 people like this
11 responses
@rebelann (30851)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jan
As long as he's napping a lot. At 82 my mom was still very active with gardening and many other things.
2 people like this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
He isn't very active right now. He sits in his chair or lays in bed and watches t v most of the time. He wants to do things so bad and hopefully he will before long.
1 person likes this
@rebelann (30851)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jan
Did he get sick or something @velvet53 ?
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
@rebelann Yes, he had an accident and was in Denver for a long time. He came home in June of 2016. He is trying to build his strength up so he can do more. I started helping take care of him the middle of November and he has improved a lot. We have to be real careful as the skin on his arms is very thin and it rips open very easily.
1 person likes this
@jaboUK (49988)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan
That sounds a nice sort of job to have. I take care of an 86 year old man - my husband
2 people like this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
HaHa Have you been at that job long?
1 person likes this
@jaboUK (49988)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan
@velvet53 We've been married for nearly 52 years, but it's only in the last couple of years that he's really needed care. His mind is still sharp which is the main thing.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
@jaboUK Yes, the mind is important. It is great that you have been married that many years.
1 person likes this
@sugartoes (33589)
• Greencastle, Indiana
16 Jan
GLAD to see you back we all missed you on here so just get them fingers working girl cause you have a lot of catching up to do
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
@sugartoes Thanks. I am working away. I did have to take time out to fix dinner.
1 person likes this
@sugartoes (33589)
• Greencastle, Indiana
16 Jan
@velvet53 we can't live on here 24-7 ha ha ha
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
@sugartoes No we can't. It will be touch and go being here today.
1 person likes this
@just4him (88850)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jan
He must not need a lot of care if you can be here while you're caring for him.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
He does and doesn't. He just watches t v and reads. I have to help him to the bathroom, fix his meals, do his washing, move him from his bed to chair or vice versa. The little things that he can't do himself. He has a walker but someone has to be with him as he does lose his balance. They have a cleaning lady come in but I do keep the place up when I am here.
1 person likes this
@just4him (88850)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan
@velvet53 That's great he doesn't need a lot of care.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
17 Jan
@just4him There are some days when I am kept busy like today but I am happy that I can be there for him.
1 person likes this
@Shellyann36 (8454)
• United States
17 Jan
@velvet53 it is great to have you back! Missed you girl!
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Jan
I've missed you too. I don't like it when things happen and my life has to change.
1 person likes this
• United States
23 Jan
@velvet53 Glad to see you are back and I hope that things will all work in the right direction.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Jan
@Shellyann36 Thanks. It is going to get better cause I am changing some things in my life.
• Peoria, Arizona
16 Jan
That sounds so nice! Perhaps you can make time with both crocheting and knitting and then also some mylot. that sounds like such a great time haha!
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
I will figure out how to do it but right now I don't want to leave here. I am having too much fun.
• Peoria, Arizona
18 Jan
@velvet53 Haha, that is all that matters!
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Jan
@DesirousDreamer I finally picked up the afghan and started working on it and would stop and do more here. I will get it done.
@DianneN (57252)
• United States
16 Jan
I'm sure you have a lot to do for him, but are lucky to have the time to myLot when he doesn't need your services.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
Yes, I do keep busy at times here. Right now he is sleeping and all my work for the day is done except for the meals. So here I am. I need to pull an afghan out and work on it too.
1 person likes this
@DianneN (57252)
• United States
18 Jan
@BelleStarr (31003)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Jan
I mylot a lot on my iPhone, I can read and comment easily and it passes the time anytime I have a few minutes.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jan
I wish I could use my phone also. It would definitely help.
1 person likes this
@lyanhnan (159)
• Thrissur, India
16 Jan
Have fun working. That is the mantra.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
Thanks. I will.
1 person likes this
@Freelanzer (6400)
• Canada
16 Jan
It is sure nice to have those days.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
Yes it is and I needed it. My eyes are starting to hurt so I don't know how much longer I will be able to be here tonight.
1 person likes this
@PatZAnthony (11726)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Jan
It is nice to be able to spend spare time here.
1 person likes this
@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
16 Jan
It sure is and I can always work on the other things that I have going.