Morning’s With Melissa

Episode 6

YOU HAVE ASKED WHAT A CARE GIVER ACTUALLY DOES, AND IN THE COLLECTING, AND TELLING OF ACTIVITIES, I REALIZE THIS IS THE LONGEST LIST I HAVE EVER COMPILED, AND THERE ARE THINGS WE   HAVE                                               INADVERTENTLY LEFT UNDOCUMENTED.

-WRITES LETTER TO DOCTORS

-MAKES DOCTOR AND DENTAL APPOINTMENTS

-CHECKS A FEW TIMES A DAY THAT ALL IS  OPERATING WELL IN THE HOUSE-

-KNOWS WHAT PILL TO ADMINISTER

-CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN THE ORDER IN THE KITCHEN

-CHECKS THE COMMODE

-CHANGES ON THE TIME OF PILL TAKING WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS.

– MAKES CERTAIN THAT ENOUGH PILLS ARE ORDERED FOR THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD.

-MAKES A MARKET LIST AND SHOPS EARLY TO GET THE BEST SELECTIONS TO REPLENISH WHAT WE NEED EACH WEEK.

-SHE WATCHES THE WATER LEVEL AND KEEPS IN TOUCH WITH THE GARDEN PLANTS AT PROPER INTERVALS

-SHE KEEPS IN TOUCH WITH YOU AND HELPS YOU TO MAINTAIN YOUR LEVELS OF SANITY WHEN YOUR LEVELS OF DISCOMFORT RISE ABOVE WHAT YOU ABLE TO HANDEL.

-WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT SHE PROTECTS YOU. AND YOU FEEL SAFE.

-WHEN YOU WERE A KID AND TOOK OFF YOUR CLOTHES TO CHANGE INTO SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE, YOUR CAREGIVER,(MOM) YELLED AT YOU TO CLEAN UP YOUR ROOM, AND WHEN YOU YELLED BACK, THINGS GOT OUT OF CONTROL. MELISSA, FOLDS, AND HANGS YOUR CLOTHES, OR PUTS THEM INTO THE LAUNDRY PILE TO BE READIED FOR FUTURE USE.

– MELISSA WAS A REAL LIVE CHEF IN EARLIER YEARS AND SHE HAS NOT LOST TOUCH WITH

SHARING MAGNIFICENT, MOUTH WATERING MEALS AND ENJOYING THE LINGERING TASTES IN YOUR MOUTH FOR HOURS AFTER THE FEAST.

-SHE COMES TO YOUR RESCUE WHEN YOUR LIFE DUTIES HAVE ESCALATED AND CAUSE YOU PAIN AND WORRIES TO ESCALATE. SHE WILL CALL THE HOSTESS OF THE PARTY OR THE EVENT AND DISCUSS THE PARTICULARS WITH THEM. SHE LISTENS TO YOUR CRIES FOR HELP IN MAKING THE BEST DECISIONS. SHE IS STEAD FAST AND CAREFUL WITH YOUR DESIRES.

-I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU THE STORY OF THE STAR GAZER LILIES AND HOW THE PARTY _FAVORS MELISSA INVENTED TURNED THE EVENT TO A TREASURED MEMORY. PLEASE MAKE YOURSELVES ONE OR MORE EVERY TIME YOU GET A STAR GAZER. Melissa made a little flower favor for me and left it on the table to enjoy during dinner. She cut from our bouquet of Star Gazers, one lively flower and dropped it into each Sherry glass of water. Singularly charming! By the end of our evening, every guest seated around the table had their Stargazer Party Favors marking and a lovely evening pursued by all. I have enjoyed looking at and deciding what flower and what size glass to drop my chosen flower into to create the maximum joy to be returned. When beautiful things happen and they will, you will want to share. Take several photos and send them along, noting the names of flowers

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WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A LOVELY EXPERIENCE WITH THE BIRD OF PARADISE FLOWER THAT MELISSA BROUGHT HOME ONE SPECIAL DAY! SHE BRINGS THE LIGHT OF DAY HOME OFTEN AND SHARES THE LEARNING EXPERIENCES WITH THOSE OF US WHO ENJOY THE, NAME AND CHARACTERISTICS, OF OUR NEW INHABITANTS.

THE PHOTO SHARED IS REPRESENTING THE DAYS OF THE BIRDS VISIT WITH US AND EVERY MEAL I SPENT WITH HIM OR HER STARING INTO MY EYES.

SEVERAL EVENINGS AGO, I REALIZED THAT BIRD WAS DRYING UP AND TURNING NEARLY BLACK IN MANY PLACES. THE DRYING UP WAS EXPECTED SO DID NOT DEBILITATE US.

I ASKED FOR HELP. I SAID LAST NIGHT THAT I WANTED TO PAINT THE BIRD, SO WHEN DINNER WAS OVER, MELISSA HAD BEGUN THE TAKING OUT OF PAINTS, WATER COLOR AND OIL, BRUSHES, PAPER, CUPS TIN PAINT TRAYS AND I LOOKED AT HER AMAZED TO SEE THAT SHE THOUGHT I MEANT A PAINTING OF BIRD. WE HAD SOME FUN TALKS, AND SO I BEGAN TO PAINT THE BIRD TRANSFORMING THE DRIED UP CARCASS INTO A BIRD ONCE AGAIN CLIMBING INTO THE CLOUDS.

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LAST BUT NOT LEAST, LET US SHARE THE MAKING OF DRIED FLOWER PETALS MADE IMG_6468.JPGIMG_6212.JPGFROM BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS I RECEIVE ON MY BIRTHDAY LAST MONTH, TURNED OUT TO BE A JOYFUL COLLECTING AND DRYING EXPERIENCE. HAVING THE LOVELY POMEGRANATE BOTTLE MADE A PERFECT RECEPTACLE, IN WHICH TO COLLECT OUR PRIZE PETALS.

 

Please leave us your comments they are inspiring.

 

 

 

 

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary
    Oct 26, 2019 @ 12:29:17

    Sheila
    Melissa is truly your angel here on earth. You are so blessed to have her in your life. She sounds like such a talented woman who shares her talents with you and helps you to share your best self with yourself and others.
    I love reading your blogs.
    I think of you often.
    Love
    Mary

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  2. D
    Oct 26, 2019 @ 14:48:08

    thank you for sharing Sheila. I am glad that you now have a caregiver in Melissa. I hope she makes your life doable and enjoyable. We miss you and Skip and would love to see you when you think it is comfortable. . Love to hear more about how you use dried flowers……..L. D

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  3. Jacqueline morris
    Oct 26, 2019 @ 15:51:13

    I love you Sheila. You always raise me up. I am very grateful that Melissa is to you what you are to so many.

    Reply

  4. Mona Gustafson Affinito
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 05:35:00

    You ask for inspiring comments. YOU and Melissa are inspiring, though I’m sorry for the pain behind it.

    Reply

  5. Dina
    Oct 31, 2019 @ 16:18:54

    I love how you continually see beauty all around you. Bringing the beauty back to the Bird of Paradise is BRILLIANT!! ❤️

    Reply

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