Moments of Joy

There’s a new post on Daughter on Duty.

As each day passes I am on continuous watch for my weekly blog post topic. This week I find it in what I randomly chose to put in the occasional Facebook post: in the midst of chaos, loss of all kinds for me and for Mama, irritation and frustration, feelings of inadequacy and exhaustion, there have been moments of peace and beauty and love.

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Struggling Toward a Major Decision

There’s another new post on Daughter on Duty.

It’s not all fun and games these days. (See today’s first post here.) When Mama isn’t sleeping either in bed or in a chair, she needs constant attention: fetching water, trying to make her comfortable (mostly impossible), preparing food, walking her up and down the hall looping through the kitchen and living room, taking her to the bathroom.

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Taking Liberties under House Arrest

There’s a new post on Daughter on Duty.

Last time I checked there was no electronic monitor on my ankle, but there might as well be. I can only be as far away from Mama as her voice will reach—with or without the baby monitor—or if someone else is with her… I have been entertaining myself by taking liberties while the cat is away—or at least not in the kitchen. I’ve been loading the dishwasher however I want, including putting plastic containers in it. I really went crazy this weekend when I was home all day with no caregivers and Mama was sleeping: I cleaned out two drawers in the kitchen.

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Liminal Time

There’s a new post on Daughter on Duty.

“It’s autumn, that liminal season between summer and winter where the days hopscotch from overcast and rainy and the veil into winter is thin, to blue skies and warm sun when it feels as if summer will go on and on. It’s my favorite season. There are still days for gardening and hiking—at least in theory—while flirting with cozy rainy days, indoor projects, and the anticipation of space for inner quiet. Mama is in liminal space too; and, therefore, so are Rebecca and I.”

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