Adventures of a HAWT Caregiver & Dope Pop – Always Go for the High Notes

Oatmeal Time!

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Someone needs this blessing today. Someone needs to see what Iโ€˜m not phased looks like during a terminal illness and pandemic. This 90-years young man blesses me on a daily in some form or fashion, whether whistling, giggling, humming, calling me darling (I love when he calls me that.), saying thank you, giving me an exploding fist bump (๐Ÿ˜†It took him a while to get it.),dropping knowledge, or talking back to/cussing while watching CNN.

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Pop: (At 7 something Saturday on the way to the kitchen for his daily coffee/pastry.) ๐ŸŽถDid I wake you?๐ŸŽถ (More so sung than spoken.)

Me: No. (๐Ÿ˜ณ Because, heโ€™s never asked me that.)

Pop: Oh, because Iโ€™ve been going since early. (๐Ÿ˜†Like he knows he was on.)

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And, he had. I could hear him since early doing almost all of the above. This video was about two hours later from when he first asked if he woke me. Itโ€™s during his 2nd morning ritual of the day, warming his oatmeal (He prepares a batch for the week.).

Warming is oatmeal with love and song.

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In less than a year, Pop unexpectedly came to live with me to us now isolating together. Life is something else. And, Iโ€™ll be the better for it. As heโ€™s such an example of calm, grace, fun, and just not sweating the small or the big stuff for that matter.

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Be blessed out there. Be light. Be love. Be expressive. Be fun. Be grace. As Pop sayโ€™s, โ€œHave a good day. Be safe. Don’t work too hard. Love!” #MorningPopTalk #CaregiversMatter #SocialDistancing #StayHome

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Double Backstory – In the 1980s or early 1990s, Pop gave up smoking. oatmeal intentionally replaced smoking and became his new norm. Now I can hear when heโ€™s on the phone saying, โ€œIโ€™m eating oatmeal so I can gain weight.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ Bless his oatmeal loving heart. Although one day recently, he said he was over oatmeal. ๐Ÿ˜† NOT!

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