Thursday, August 30, 2018
Pyramid Mountain and Patricia Lake.
I love the mountains. They don't require anything of me, they are just there. They have been there for millions of years and will remain for millions of years. My lifetime is but a blip compared to the lifetime of these mountains. They remind me of how insignificant I am and if I am insignificant, then my problems must be as well. Puts things into perspective.
I had a good rant on the way home last night. The big guy listened to me as I yelled and swore about lazy coworkers, people who don't show up for work, people who lie, people who are incompetent, people who can't do their job, people who get paid well and have union protected jobs and basically screw everyone else over. Selfish people. I got it all out of my system and felt better. I can't change these people but sometimes I have to vent.
The weather has turned cold here, cold enough for me to turn on the furnace and put fleece sheets on the bed. Last week it was so hot I couldn't stand it and now I'm cold. There is no pleasing me it would seem.
I met again with the new agency that will care for Katie this morning. This time it was for a day program that they provide. Of course I cried, again. This agency seems committed to seeing disabled people as important, unique, valuable human beings. I am hopeful.
Miss Katie seems to be doing well. We went over Sunday morning to pick her up and she had slept in so she was still in the bathtub when we arrived. She was happy, laughing and her staff was singing to her. Katie had a good walk with us, she got some fresh air and she made me run while pushing her wheelchair. We saw dogs and runners and cyclists in the park, horses at the equine centre and babies at the mall. After lunch while Katie and I wandered around the mall, looking at people mostly, Katie sat relaxed in her chair, legs crossed and her hands sat casually in the pockets of her hoodie. She was not anxious. She got to people watch and the noise and the people didn't make her anxious. It was lovely to see.
And now I'm off to fold laundry and make cinnamon scones. A girlfriend is coming over this afternoon. I bought a crib off her and she is kind enough to drop it off here for us. Her little girl is coming with her so I get little people time too which is always a boon.
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