my own WWW – Wanderings With Wayne
And Another Session.
5th April 2016
Hi all and welcome to the next bit.
I had a very quiet and chilled weekend doing……… nothing. Watched some football but not really in to it at the moment and the same with the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. I felt just too tired for going out but staying in left me guilty about not getting on and doing some very much needed housework. I excused myself by saying I was just too tired for that as well. Somewhere deep in the ugly dark recesses of my mind is an idea that I could/should get someone to come in and generally keep the place in good order but that would, for the time being, just be well lazy as I am usually quite capable myself and the place is very small. Being small it is necessary but easy to keep tidy and clean, just not when I feel like this!!!
Monday was just a short early morning ride, walk, ride back and then out on bike to next town for some shopping and a look in Argos for a laptop lap tray or table. A simple device for putting the laptop on while on my lap. I found one but my store is out of stock and not getting more for time being so will have to get it elsewhere. I could go for delivery but I do not like being trapped in waiting for some random time when a driver may call. I usually do the laptop work on a folding table but it is just too high when in the armchair and makes my back ache which in turn makes my typing even worse so I have to spend more time in the uncomfortable position doing all the corrections and so on round and round. Answer is try an angled tray/table which will sort dinner as well. Not at the angle but even then it might work, I could just position my mouth at the edge of the plate, change the table angle and let dinner just flow in….. now we are getting lazy. Next step is have someone eat it for me to save time???? Very tired by early Monday evening and as another session tomorrow had early night. Useless as still awake at 1.00 AM as mind wandering.
Got to building that group session held in but was very early as in 25 minutes early. I was still only 4th to arrive. Wow the others must be very keen or their carers/family/drivers are very keen to get some ‘self’ time and drop them very early. We went into the group room 5 minutes early and I used the time to help the facilitators get everyone’s teas & coffees done. The 2 leaders were ones that were part of last Tuesdays 4 but were not the 2 from Thursday. Why? Now I don’t think that I am speaking only for myself but dementia sufferers do not do change very well and having 2 completely different people seems unnecessary and confusing. Apparently on Thursday we have last weeks 2 back and neither of today’s! This is not a big problem except last week we were asked to prepare pictures about our childhood so we could discuss them (which as you all suffered with me you know I did) but these guys did not seem to know about this and so it did not happen!!!!!! not angry just frustrated by the pointless time wasting doing the pictures. I did point, when we were discussing toys, one of my pictures had me with a plastic fire engine which is the only toy I remember having when little. My play things were buttons, stones and sticks. All the time was outside so the world was full of things to play with and toys were not needed. Probably not afforded but I did not care.
So in the group we did drinks, little where and when are we test, what’s in the news, Jailhouse Rock, exercises then into looking at old pictures of comics, toys, sweets and some boxes of games and marbles and pick up sticks a yo-yo. Then another drink, Jailhouse Rock again and that’s all folks. By the time we did the second round of singing I was really tired and could not read the words fast enough so stuck to the chorus.
Next session on Thursday is about food. At least we have not been asked to cook some old school dinner but that would have been good as I liked school dinners as they were a treat???? Does not say a lot for meals at home does it?
Took a long time to cycle home as I felt so tired and could not concentrate. Had a couple of hours sleep when I got in to get prepared for my second go at bowls tonight but the coaching session has had to be cancelled. Maybe a good job as I am not really quite with it.
Ending now before I collapse. Hope it is not tempting fate but I feel so wiped out it does not bode well for the next couple of days.
We will see.
Catch ya later