We are finally venturing out! Cautiously, of course. Not only have momma and I been to Historic New Carlisle (that is mom's high school mascot that you see in the case), but we also took at trip to buy some plants for her patio and Steve and I also took a day off on our 27th wedding anniversary to day-trip.
Steve and I are also planning some trips out for the rest of the summer, now that we are both fully vaccinated. And there may be some day-trips with mom in the works, also.
Are you venturing out? Where are you going?
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I had the misfortune recently of ‘dropping in’ and talking with mom over Alexa and not realizing that my husband was on a work call in the basement. His coworkers heard the entire conversation. Because it was on speaker. Which went something like:
You can read the entire you-have-to-laugh story here on my blog.
It’s amazing how many conversations mom and I have about her bowel movements. Anyone else talk about this topic more than you ever thought you would as you are caring for your parent? I recently validated this idea and the knowledge that I'm not alone by asking this question in a FB group. Over 56 responses in less than an hour to the affirmative. Best response - "I tell my sister we talk more about poop than anything else."
Using technology to assist in caring for your aging parent
I found SnugSafe and I thought it may be helpful for you.
SnugSafe checks in on your loved one daily. If your loved one does not respond, they notify you.
Let me know what you think.
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