I did have a little meltdown. I admit it, I raised the white flag in surrender
All the fight had left me and I was gave in to it. Kind of like a turtle retreating into its shell. Even throughout Friday I still felt fragile - clinging to the edge by my fingernails. And then, after a really good sleep last night, I woke up and felt stronger. More like myself.
So I ripped down that wimpy white flag and raised the checkered flags. The race was back on
I'm not one to just do nothing when there is a problem. And after lunch I informed Auntie that things had to change. She could keep fighting it but it WAS going to happen. I did get a weak concession from her. But I'll take whatever I can get. The truth is, I think my little "episode" scared her too. She has been a bit more accommodating the past few days. I am grateful.
So this afternoon I put my head down and worked out what I think is a new care plan for Mom. It will address some of the major issues and cause the minimum of disruption to Auntie. Now I have to discuss my proposed changes with our Care Coordinator this week. I'm hoping she is able to make it happen. She has been a wonderful support for us all along this process so I'm not really concerned. I think the new plan is reasonable.
Now that I'm feeling better it's also time to tackle another problem. That bleeping skunk seems to have made a den somewhere in the vicinity of my yard. He (or she) is a regular visitor. Every friggin night. By dusk the backyard is now off limits to us. Last night at 9pm when I got home from the store, there he was. By 11pm when it was time to take Millie out, I assumed he'd be gone. After all, it was 2 hours. Nope, still there. It's time to take matters into my own hands. Oh and if you're wondering, all the things the internet says repel skunks are wrong! Moth balls and ammonia soaked rags......HAHAHA. No effect. I think it actually attracts, not repels.
So let's just say I have a plan. The details......Classified. The mission is on a need-to-know basis. But I'm gonna win!
Pepe Le Pew will (hopefully) be Pepe Le Gone soon