The Wednesday HodgePodge (November 2, 2022)

Hi everyone. Wow, I don’t think I’ve gone this long without blogging since I started this blog! Over the past week and a half, I didn’t have much to share except for how depressing and frustrating my new care home situation was, something I don’t really want to bother you all with. It seems it might be improving slightly, so I’m back on the blog. I don’t really want to share details though, so instead I’m joining in with the Wednesday HodgePodge. Here goes.

1. What about your upbringing are you most grateful for?
Hmmm, this is a hard one, since I endured quite a lot of childhood trauma. I’m going to say the fact that my parents, particularly my father, taught me a lot of academic skills.

2. What are two or three things that bring you comfort?
Essential oils, my weighted blanket, soothing music.

3. Something beautiful you saw today? (or yesterday depending on when it is you’re answering this question)
I am blind, so I don’t technically see anything, but something beautiful I got to experience today was to feel a cosmea flower.

4. Have you ever used a typewriter? Tell us a memory associated with that.
Yes I have. In the fourth grade, I started learning to touch type and we started out on a typewriter even though computers existed back then (1995). The reasoning was, or so I remember, that you can’t correct typeos on a typewriter. I hated learning to type, whether it was on a typewriter or computer.

5. Something you are grateful for today.
Another long walk with a fellow client and staff much like the one we went on two weeks ago. This time, just one staff went with us. This was a little scary for me, especially because the other client can talk triggering topics at times, but the staff cut her off when she did. This walk was also when the staff picked the cosmea flower for me.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
On Monday and yesterday again, I finally was able to be crafty again for the first time since getting into the new care home. Not polymer clay – that for now takes too long -, but I made a bracelet for the staff who were with me those evenings. I unfortunately forgot to take pictures.

20 thoughts on “The Wednesday HodgePodge (November 2, 2022)

    1. Honestly, I don’t think it’s about me getting used to things. I have been stretched to the max already and the staff, especially my support coordinator, refuse to adjust their approach in any way.

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  1. Sorry, I really hope it is improving now. A great gratitude list. The walk sounds lovely, especially feeling the flower. I love the look of old typewriters and the sound of using a typewriter but couldn’t actually use one to type fast, keyboards are far easier. It’s lovely you made a bracelet for them xxx

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    1. Thanks so very much for your kind words. Honestly still struggling. I found out yesterday that I’m definitely stuck here (in that the powers-that-be won’t help me move again). I’ve more or less resigned to that fact, but not sure how much can still change about my care (about which I now realize I hardly shared anything but it’s very different from the care I received at my old home). I’m still considering involving the client advocate or the like, but I feel rather powerless. On the bright side, today was a pretty good day.

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