I’ve been inconsistent with posts and I imagine I will continue to be inconsistent throughout the holidays.
I still don’t have a Christmas tree, but I think I’ve resigned myself to having the most disorganized Christmas ever.
(Hey, it isn’t every year a person develops an unexplainable hole in their arm accompanied by a heaping dose of pain.)
On a positive note, family members begin arriving at my house this Friday.
I was stressed about not having every/anything ready for them.
Now, I realize Christmas will *have to be* a group effort.
Extra hands will provide some much needed help.
I’ve also come to the realization, I need to break down and hire some help in 2016.
Maybe a part-time person to help out with all the things I find so difficult to do with just my left hand?
While I’ve been stressing about all the Christmas-related things I need to do ….
Fred relaxes on his cot. (iPhone)
Fred is keeping holiday stress at bay.
Fred’s only stress, ever, is if I leave him.
It’s his job to take care of me and he gets very stressed if/when he can’t be with me to do just that.
In other news, I was recently given something called the DASH test.
I had never heard of it before, but it’s a disability test.
The results said my arm is “severely” disabled.
It made me feel bad ….
There’s nothing like flunking a test to make a person feel like a failure.
But, I’ve since been informed failing the DASH test might actually help me get long-term care without constantly having to fight for it?
(You know … with medical insurance companies!)
So, I guess there are positives even when things aren’t great.