I couldn’t do it anymore. Not without sacrificing a good marriage relationship, my emotional health and maybe my physical health. The caregiving had gotten too hard.
But I didn’t have to do it anymore. The doorbell rang, and it was Janine, my mother’s caregiver.
I brought my 101-year-old mother to live with me in December of 2019, luring her under the guise of a Christmas visit. After Christmas, I talked her into staying because she was no longer able to take care of herself.
It was something I had promised her I would do. “Don’t ever put me in a…
We had an incident today.
My mother, who is 101, has become increasingly helpless. When I prepare her meals, I have to pull her up physically to a sitting position, dash around behind her before she slumps over again, and pile four or five pillows behind her to prop her up.
Then I place her food on a rolling tray and pull it to the bed.
When I try to dress or bathe her, she is dead weight. I can’t coax her into rolling over, turning sideways, or shifting her position, so everything I do requires physical strength.
When my partner and I bought a house on the shores of Lake Keowee, we were thinking of lake living. But a surprising and unexpected bonus has been the excellent hiking within miles of our house.
From mountain views to waterfalls, from popular destinations to sparsely traveled wilderness, the South Carolina Upstate offers hiking opportunities for every age and skill level.
We’ve hiked a lot more trails than the ones I mention here, but I decided to write about popular destinations characterized by breathtaking views, amazing waterfalls, and a bit of local history.
So get out your walking sticks, pack…
Last year I wrote an article about how my recently retired husband was making money harassing people.
One example was when he read the fine print of a service contract and found out we could get a new oven if they couldn’t fix our old one.
They couldn’t fix it, so we ended up with a brand new oven after he called and harassed them 20 or 30 times.
Now we are four months into 2021, and he is at it again.
Our washing machine broke a month ago, probably because we were washing sheets and comforters and blankets nonstop…
That is great advice Tina. So often we move on, forgetting to check back in with those who are grieving and, as you indicated, experienced a whole new level of loss now that the shock has worn off. Your article has made me determined to check in with some people a few weeks or months after they have buried their loved ones.
My partner and I were excited. A small pharmacy in Walhalla, South Carolina, had called to confirm that we could schedule an appointment for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
We set up our appointment for April 20, then heard the news. The J&J vaccine supply would be cut by 88 percent, due to a human mistake at one of their vaccine production plants.
Afraid the vaccine supply would run out before our appointment, we called the pharmacy and discovered we could get vaccinated as soon as Monday, April 12. …
I much prefer the English word
When speaking of an ass,
Bum sounds rather charming,
Whereas butt is crude and crass.
But whether you say bum or butt
You must be in agreement
That a finely turned out derriere is
A miracle of achievement.
We sit on them, we wiggle them,
They should evoke our praise,
Since whether dressed in thongs or jeans
They draw the lustful gaze.
And did you know that men account
For fully 10 percent
Of those who seek an ass implant
And call it wealth well spent?
Or did you know J Lo insured Her…
The new Georgia voting laws have elicited a national uproar, but is it warranted? Will the new laws return us to the era of Jim Crow restrictions designed to keep Blacks away from the polls?
“It’s backlash for Georgia electing its first Jewish and first Black senators,” according to U.S. Sens John Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
President Biden described the voting changes as “an atrocity.” He told reporters, “They passed a law saying you can’t provide water for people standing in line while you’re waiting to vote. …