Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Yesterday evening Daughter spent about 90 minutes at a supported living facility that offers respite. It was to get her comfortable with this resource that will allow me to have some breaks. She loved it! When she came out, she informed me she had to go back, because she was helping to design the t-shirt for a fund-raiser they will have have this summer. She was quite pleased.
When we got home, she tried to break into the guest room, where I had locked up the girl scout cookies that were delivered yesterday. She didn't get in, but she did mess up the lock. I'm probably going to have to call a locksmith to get back in. She's also coughing and stuffed up, so I don't know that I'll get to meet my nephew this weekend.
Yes, I'm frustrated with her. I will be taking advantage of that respite. To add to my joy, we are under a winter storm warning. Ice and snow. It's been a long winter. I can't complain too much, though, because weather cooperating, I will get to lead a study at lunch time and this evening. I love teaching and leading discussions. Love it.


Miz Kizzle said...

I second your plea for spring's swift arrival.
Respite is a wonderful restorative for parents in the trenches. I hope you're able to take advantage of it on a regular basis.
You mentioned that the assisted living facility wouldn't be appropriate for your DD on a permanent basis. Why not?

Reverend Mom said...

Several reasons the assisted living place couldn't work right now:
1. She has to be able to keep herself safe-- including from food.
2. It's cost would be a challenge.
3. She came home from that evening and immediately became obsessed with getting at food again, determined to show me she wouldn't be safe there.

I refuse to give up all hope. Maybe someday it would work, but not anytime soon.