Monthly Archives: February 2016

My Cup Runneth Over…

It’s rare that I share my faith publicly. Not because I am not passionate about what I believe, but because I never want to push my beliefs on anyone. Too often I have had people make judgments or incorrect assumptions … Continue reading

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Good Caregivers Rock! Bad Caregivers…

Once again, I am earnestly looking for compassionate, reliable caregivers these days. ┬áSometimes I would be uncomfortable hiring people that I interview. ┬áSometimes I offer the job to people and get turned down. ┬áThat is all par for the course. … Continue reading

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I Won’t Stand For It!

To The Staff in the Office Where I Had An Appointment Last Week: I won’t stand for it. I saw the look in each of your eyes as soon as I entered the office. The look of fear mixed with … Continue reading

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Facing One of My Biggest Fears

Today I did something unexpected. I faced one of my biggest fears. James, a former caregiver who is filling in because I am so shorthanded right now, had to be out of town, and Samantha, another former caregiver helping me … Continue reading

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