Caregiver, past or present, what have you done for yourself today?

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I am a recovering caregiver. When your world is focused on those you care for it is very difficult to make yourself a priority. But, you should be. I cared for my mom with Alzheimer's Disease for four years. That ended, due to dysfunctional family dynamics, two years ago. I am still recovering and each day try to do something for me.

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Didn't really do something for "me" today, but it made me feel good anyway. Took the dog to get his nails trimmed at the groomer - long overdue, but not to the point of pain or danger for him - just longer than I like them for the safety of my hardwood floors! He was overjoyed at the prospect of a ride - not so much when he realized where we were going. LOL He's a big fraidy cat when it comes to the vet or the groomer. I wash/groom him myself, because he's so old that I don't think he'd handle the grooming process very well and might nip at someone out of fear. He turns into a quaking, shivering mess when I just take him to get his nails done - I can't imagine a full grooming. At his age, I don't think I want to subject him to too much trauma.

Felt good to get it done and out of the way for upcoming travel. Now I just have to bathe him. :-)
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Today I did a little more work on the RV. I'll get a few hours on Friday..I will finish the insulation.

This is a bit of what I do everyday. Research in the evenings. Do some hands on work a couple times a week. Dream of the travels I will have when it is done.
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Not sure the link will stay here, but I'll send it to you via PM, Glad, so you can see them. They're called Kraft StackerMallows - square, kind of flat, and made just for s'mores. They're slightly smaller than a graham cracker square, so they're perfect!
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For myself today I had breakfast with a girlfriend. We chatted for hours and didn't leave the diner until lunchtime! We nearly stayed and ordered again but instead, made plans for breakfast on Friday.
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Square marshmallows?! Never heard of such a thing. It has been many years since I have even been around smores. Must put that on my bucket list to do with the grandson!
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Yup, you guessed right on the CAFO - it's a Concentrated (or Confined) Animal Feeding Operation. They stink to the high heavens.

Yes, we had s'mores! Complete with graham crackers, those big square marshmallows that are made just for s'mores and Hershey bars. DD tossed some Reese's cups into the mix for those who wanted them. I didn't eat any (trying to stay away from sweets as much as possible) but the kids sure enjoyed them. My job was putting marshmallows on the forks and pulling them off to assemble the s'mores. LOL

Today, my "me" thing was working on cleaning out the garage. Sounds silly, but it made me feel good to make a little progress.
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Great, rainmom. I think microbrews are highly overrated. I like knowing what to expect in taste and have the beer light enough that I can drink it while it is still cold.😝
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Ohhh! I loved a MGD after - and during - a sunny day in the garden! Alas, I've had to give up alcohol because of a the pain meds I take. Don't want to end up in a coma, don't cha know! Actually - all it does is make me fall asleep and I already have enough struggle with that between 4-7pm as it is!
But on a rare occasion I plan it out - it takes a couple days of absolutely no physical exertion, and I skip a dose - and have one beer. Heaven!
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Don't count on the squash keeping squirrels away. I had one that ate a Halloween pumpkin once. LOL! But beer in a saucer in the garden will take care of those tomato worms. 😁
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Ah! Tomatoes. I can grow them until the big wooly booger worms strike. Those hornworms are terrifying.

I was reading a thing on how Native Americans used to plant corn, beans, and squash together. Corn takes a lot of nitrogen, which the beans provide. And the squash covers the ground, keeping the weeds out. Maybe squash would also keep the cats and squirrels out.
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