Compared to Monday we had both had a reasonable amount of sleep last night. It’s amazing how a night’s rest helps to clarify early morning thoughts and I’ve had my thinking hat on from 4 am.
I have decided to withdraw from the Blogging, Branding and Growth Course: sprucing up my Blog and growing my readership is hardly a priority at the moment.
What I need to do is to ensure is that my communication with Maureen is effective. This means I need to think very clearly about what I say and how I say it.
This video clip from Teepa Snow sets me on my way to my wife understanding me:
Teepa is very generous and produces lots of video clips that are available free of charge. I will make time in the coming days to review my approach to communicating with Maureen by having time with Teepa. My other focus will be on attempting to move her from the sofa and engage with those things that she shows an interest in.
It is Maureen’s brother’s birthday this morning and that opens up all sorts of possibilities for engagement. His card remains in our address book so I will bring it out into the open. This might lead to a walk to the Post Office and the possibility of a phone call.
I’m scheduled for a meeting with Sadie at Hica our Care Agency this morning. I have a bill to pay for two overnight sits from my visit to York. Sadie has now completed her investigation into some shortcomings during my three days of Respite. I plan to use our meeting as an opportunity to build on the positive relationship I have developed with Sadie and let bygones be bygones. On many occasions I know that Hica are now going the extra mile for us and that makes such a difference to our journey.
I have an appointment with a nurse to have my ears syringed this afternoon. I’m planning to see Dr Munjal while I’m down at our Medical Centre to discuss Maureen’s wellbeing: her bloated stomach is still giving me cause for concern. I also need to update him on why I have cooled on the idea of Day Care.