Most people make plans for the summer and I suppose I do too. Turns out, my plans are not always fun but they are quite necessary. Like jobs, medical appointments don’t take the summer off so I am trying to enjoy the time I have around these visits. The downside is that seeing specialists means that I scheduled most of these appointments in the Spring and they take precedence over every other event that crops up during the summer months.
Birthday party? Not on a Friday, I have Music Therapy every Friday and it is tiring. Anything on a Tuesday is forbidden since I have my regular therapy and I also use it as a doctor appointment day. Sunday is church, family, and volunteer day. We are now down to 4 days that aren’t even in a row.
Now, because I finally received my accident settlement, I was able to put together a week where I had a staycation on The Strip and I managed to live that good vacation life for 8 days. It was wonderful to be able to take that break because although I will spend the summer being tested and evaluated, I won’t have any answers for a while. I will still be in a state of limbo for a bit and that is just stressful.
Luckily, we have a pool and cable and air conditioning here at the house. So, I think that while I can’t make it out of town or to all of the events, I still come out on top. I don’t actually have to leave to enjoy a smoothie while floating on the water. I am learning that every situation has a better viewpoint than I give it credit for. I am a little jealous of people with the means and ability to do all of the things, but I am surrounded at home by the things people go out to find! Fancy coffee? Got it! Hot tub? Got it! High-speed internet? Got it! Plus an awesome family is included!
I may be at home, but home is like a home away from home but still at home.