No, not The Kinks. A kink. And not the kinky kind of kink.
It was an unexpected 17 days between posts. It’s been one thing after another. My mom, who is in her early 80’s, had a bad fall. I spent a lot of time tending to her and still will be doing so here and there. Thankfully she is doing well.
I know often times a fall like hers can mark the beginning of a swift decline, but she is on the road to bouncing back. It will still probably be three or four more months before she is ready to mountain climb again (just kidding). Seriously, she will need help with everyday tasks for several more months. Thankfully she has long-term care insurance. Not that it will end up paying all that much as she likely won’t need a home health aide for too long. But it is comforting to know that there is a source to pay for her care if it becomes more serious. If you are outside the U.S., maybe your socialized medicine provides such care, but in the great U.S.A., insurance doesn’t cover custodial care unless you are expected to recuperate very quickly. There’s your insurance lesson for the day!
Enough about that. There was more. . .
The cold and flu bug hit our house, which isn’t that big of a deal except that J often struggles when he is sick. His breathing can become compromised very quickly when he is all congested. Plenty of inhalers and breathing treatments help address that, but his sleep schedule was all messed up which meant for some long nights.
Then there was more . . .
My 21-year old niece came to stay with us for 5 days. She lives on her own and is going through some issues and needed a respite from her boyfriend, friends, social media, and her parents. So we became that respite. We’re the “cool aunt and uncle” and often joke we are the Switzerland of our family as we tend to remain neutral to various things that happen in families. Actually, it isn’t so much that we are neutral, it’s that we put out a more positive vibe that I think is comforting when someone is struggling. As my niece puts it, we are “less judgey and more comforting.”
Suffice to say all this tossed a few wrenchs into our normal routine.
Being newly anointed “naturists” we all typically don’t wear clothes around the house. But the cold weather often prompts one of us to don clothing of some sort. I’ve mentioned before J really took to this nudist thing and actually his enthusiasm has a lot to do with why we made it our norm. I mentioned before he has some tactile response issues and not wearing clothes seems to soothe him. My niece was well aware of our clothing optional household as she was part of the “Naked Caravan.” So she partook in it freely. Frankly, it can feel more awkward if you are the only one with clothes on.
While her stay with us didn’t cramp our nudism, it did put a damper on our Domestic Discipline. There were more “deferred” punishments that would be administered when we could get away over to John and Donna’s for some privacy. And the sexual stuff was kept discreet – no random blow jobs in Mike’s home office.
I do have some things I want to share and plan to get some posts out over the next several days. At this point, I just wanted to drop a quick line as to what was going on.