Saturday, August 13, 2016

All's Well That Ends Well

When I finally gout of that hell hole; I couldn't wait to jump into my car that was parked all the way down the down the street and head the heck home to the writer dude. I stopped at a KFC on the way home and got myself dinner. Just as I drove into the parking lot, a car sped into the spot next to me, the lady flew out of it and right into KFC. WHAT NOW? I got out of her way because I was done with drama for that day! She threw her food on the counter and yelled at the staff about how they gave her chicken that wasn't cooked. She was hungry and how dare they, what if she got sick, they did that to her because she was black, blah blah blah!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

My first day back to the world of caregiving was going very slowly! Everyone from the client's daughter to the CNA I relieved that morning had told me that the client is very alert; she would tell me herself who, what, why and when. That made me feel less stressed out. At mid-morning, I remembered to give her medication. I had written down which ones to give her when, they also had all the details on the rules behind the door. As I was taking the medication to give her, she told me to also give her something else that was not on the list. The client had told me that morning that sometimes, depending on how she feels, she switches things up a bit. I assumed that's what we were doing that morning and went with what she told me. 

Monday, August 08, 2016

The Joys of Being a Caregiver

I didn't mean to sound patronizing but I had to ask the lady if she spoke English! I wanted to know what I was up against! I am not an English Native either, but I wanted to know if there was any point in talking further with this person or she didn't understand a word. Trust me, having lived in Georgia, Eastern Europe; I have had my share of language barriers, you just want to know beforehand how deep you need to dig in sign language etc, that's all. The CNA (certified Nursing aide), eventually introduced me to the client who was sitting in her bed, watching HSN.

Do You Speak English?

I meditated and went to seep as I really needed to clear my head after all the events of the previous night. I had to be at work at 8:00 the following morning. This was a new job that I had a weird feeling about but still took, regardless. I had people in my living room that I wasn't feeling great about either! It was an interesting morning to say the least!

Saturday, August 06, 2016

No Such Thing as Free Lunch

Huh? What do you mean "You're spending the night?" Shouldn't I have a say in this? Considering your stay here, according to our agreement starts tomorrow and only one of you is moving in and I have told you time and time again: No sleep overs! What's going on here?

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

I Don't Know You from Adam!

Fast forward to January 31st, after I got the job offer. During the day, that very Sunday, I got a text from Rene. He was going to have the money that evening and wanted to pay me that very night, so he could move in the very following day. This was an answer to my wishes because I had been trying to figure out how I was going to approach the issue of my starting a new job the following day. I just trusted that things would work out for the best and they did! Thank Goodness!

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Don't Let the Door Hit You

Before I kicked Rene out, he had asked to take pictures of the apartment to show his spiritual adviser. He had all the pictures he needed! Remember he had even shown me that he saved my Craig's list post? He had the camera facing me when he asked to take pictures. I could tell that he was trying to take a picture of myself to show his spiritual adviser.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Kiss Me Where it Counts

It's a new day! A new week and a new month! Are you ready? I know, I am! Happy August!
         Who am I going to rent my living room to? I need to make some extra money and I need it NOW! Muscle Head didn't work out; is Rene gonna be the one? I had found out that Rene is not a woman, he seems to be certain I'm going to like him because women tend to. I need to make sure from day 1 that he knows this is not going to be that kind of deal!