MaGee & Me have had kind of a hard week. My wheelchair went on the fritz last Wednesday evening, leaving me dead in the water. I won’t go into all the ugly, hugely frustrating details of arranging for a repair. That’s too negative. Instead I want to tell you what and, more importantly, who kept a stressful situation from becoming a full blown crisis. So here are the blessings I found over the last 7 days:
1) My folks, in particular my stepmom Mary, who patiently swapped out meal dishes for my laptop and strung and unstrung its power cord every day so I could still work (and entertain myself) and not go completely and utterly crazy.
2) My Girls — Charlsie, Jamie and Rebecca — who generously offered up their free time to walk MaGee, help me feed MaGee dinner (we usually use an auto-feeder in the afternoon), stayed with me when everyone else was gone and Rebecca even helped me power through a family dinner. They also put up with my testy moods with understanding and patience. Gold Stars all around!
3) My adaptable dog who didn’t mind the dining room floor and the lack of treat balls (after dinner play)…too much and who learned quickly to keep to the right like always while I was in different chairs. No nipped toes!!
4) Chai tea—Never underestimate the power of a hot, caffeinated, sweet treat on a frazzled soul.