For someone who claims to be fairly anti-social and introverted (me), I do love a good Christmas party! We have two parties planned for today as well as
Our first party is the online “Caregiving.com Progressive Blog Party.”
I participated last year and had so much fun! I was introduced to new sites helpful to caregivers as well as had fun visiting other caregivers with their own blogs. It’s interesting to visit the other caregiver blogs because I learn so much more about caregiving! Whether it’s how to have a sense of humor even while watching Hubby disappear into Lewy Body dementia or learning how to gain the strength it takes to help your child through an undiagnosed heart defect which eventually led to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and a possible future heart/lung transplant or teaching how to take a calm, healthy approach to caregiving while also educating about senior LGBT caregiving issues, all have something for someone.
Other caregivers are participating as well and more usually join throughout the week. If you are a caregiver and want to join, please visit here to find out all the details.
Oh!! And there are prizes! Who doesn’t love to get a gift at the holidays (or any time!). Caregiving.com is hosting this blog party and there are door prizes for visiting and commenting on that site.
Party two is going to be a little trickier. Robert was congested yesterday but didn’t seem to be feeling too sick. He even got a few of his Christmas cards done (Okay, he did five. Five! Considering his list has grown to 40+ over the last few years, some people may be getting Easter cards). He loves doing the cards (I’ve asked him if he wanted to skip it and he always says, “no.”). He also likes to write a personal note in the cards. A long note. A painstakingly very long note. He can’t just write, “Love, Robert.”
Easter is our goal date now . . .
This morning, Robert woke up with a fever, cough and one of his eyes almost swollen shut (which I’m assuming is from a sinus infection). I’m letting him sleep in and haven’t yet made the call whether or not we attend Party Two. Hubby’s family gets together for great food (they never disappoint in that area!) as well as a fun ornament exchange. Robert is always invited and it’s fun to see people I don’t get to see often enough. Hubby and I usually keep our eyes out for clever ornaments throughout the year so we can pick just the right one for the party. I would hate to miss it but, unfortunately, caregiving throws a lot of curve balls and doesn’t really care what time of year it is (or what party might be missed).
I’m hoping Robert will be feeling better with a little more sleep. There’s the promise of meaty lasagna which he will not want to miss! Robert is definitely not anti-social or introverted – the boy loves a party and, well, food.
Plus, he has to get better so he can work on more of his Christmas/Easter cards today!
Hope you can join us this week for the holiday (blog) party!