A couple of weeks ago I decided that solving a jigsaw would be a good way of spending these Autumn evenings. My first venture was a complete waste of time as my purchase from a charity shop was very incomplete and I promptly returned to the shop. I spent a couple of hours on a replacement, from our local library, last night. We had YouTube on in the background as I struggled for a couple of hours trying to make start on a 1000 piece puzzle. Maureen sat patiently by my side as I desperately searched for a starting point on my new venture. This morning I have put all the pieces back in the box in preparation for its return to the library .
Yesterday afternoon, when I met Gary our social worker, I had some success in trying to find the missing pieces in my Carer Support Plan. We explored two options for setting up regular respite. Firstly, through a three-day break every month; with Maureen going into a Care Home. Secondly, through a half day break every other Wednesday supported by Carer Sits..
I’m optimistic that our outline plans from yesterday’s meeting will come to fruition. I also think that a little bit of clock patience might be a more inclusive way of spending these dark evenings. All I need to make sure of is that we have a full pack of cards!