I began receiving home help last week. It takes some getting used to, needing someone to shower you and be in your space. I am very grateful for the service, however, I don't want to have to need it, if that makes any sense! She has been wonderful in helping to make breakfast for me, and doing things that I can no longer do such as washing the sheets, doing dishes, and massaging circulation back into my feet and legs! It is still at the awkward stage (at least for me), but I'm sure we will get more comfortable as we get to know each other. Though I'm not sure if she will ever get comfortable with Buddy, he is even more demanding of attention than I am!
My parents & I had a great visit with Keith, he definitely brought the sunshine, in fact, I think he took it back to Calgary with him! We had long walks in the sun, visited with friends and family and celebrated father's day with sushi & Canasta.
Travis & I just came back from a great brunch with my Kappa Sister Sally and her husband Steve and their two boys, Ryan and Alex. They live in Shanghai and we actually met up with Steve in Singapore a few years ago. Sally & I won't share how long it's been since we've seen each other because that would date us! It was hilarious to see their sons go through my McGill photobook with young pictures of their parents, of course Sally & I haven't changed a bit!
Despite the overabundance of rain we've had this year, Travis & I are able to make the most of summer. Aunty Wendy & Mike are coming to visit this week, then we're off to Algonquin and then Summerland in August. It is so much easier to go out in a wheelchair when you don't have snow to navigate, so I am taking advantage of every opportunity.
What will you do to celebrate Canada? Eat poutine? Feed a squirrel? Drink a beer? Play street hockey?
Enjoy, we sure will. At this time are especially thinking of our veterans who fought and fight for our country and allow us the freedoms to love and accept each other as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said "not in spite of our differences, but because of them", awesome!