Moment of Zen: Coffee

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You sometimes don’t realize how much you miss something until it’s gone.  I’ve missed my coffee the past two mornings. I’ve been with my granny (with limited internet access, only from my phone since she doesn’t have internet) for the past few days.  She will soon be moving to an assisted living home but right now she needs around the clock care and my mother needed a rest, so I’ve been here.  Although no internet is hard enough, having to drink instant coffee is awful.  It honestly doesn’t taste like coffee to me, but it’s the only thing Granny has since she won’t have a coffee maker.  She likes instant coffee for some reason, so I’m desperately ready to get home and be able to have areal cup of coffee tomorrow morning.

PS If you have emailed me in the last few days, I’m thinking of you, but it’s hard to email anything more than a short email from my phone.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

4 responses to “Moment of Zen: Coffee

  • jacki perrette

    Sorry about the coffee – at least you have caffeine! Sorry your granny has to move, but glad she has her family, including you. And whew – that moment of ZEN! (There’s an author who posts a similar guy with cup of coffee picture almost every day. It’s fun to see what he’ll find next. It’s really surprising how many there are! – in case you want to gander, his name is Max Vos.) Hugs to you for being a loving son and grandson. ❤

    • closetprofessor

      I will check out Max Vos. I love pics like that. And I try to be good and loving. Family doesn’t always make it easy. Btw, Granny chose to go to assisted living and try it out. She won’t move in with my parents and she doesn’t want to be alone. I think it’s the best alternative. She’ll still have a lot of freedom just someone regularly checking on her and fixing meals and doing laundry for her.

  • jacki perrette

    My grandmother did the same thing. A social worker told me that moving to assisted living while still in fairly good shape actually improves quality and length of life, so this is a very good decision on your grandmother’s part. It’s still bound to be a big adjustment, but by the time the holidays roll around, I’ll bet she’ll be settling in pretty well.

    It may be late in the planning process now, but I highly recommend buying those iron-in name labels for clothing. I helped out an older woman for 12 years and when she went into a nursing home, I got those. It made it so easy to mark her things.

    (Do you read Heidi Cullinan? She has a holiday series. In the first one “Let It Snow”, one of the MCs has a mother in a nursing home, so there are nursing home scenes. – I know, not assisted living and his mom had Alzheimer’s, but you might still enjoy it.)

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