Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ugh! Another scorching hot day. First thing I did was sit in front of the market selling tickets for the Labor Day Cookout for two hours. Then I walked into town to check out the crafts fair and I’ve got to say there was absolutely nothing that piqued my interest....
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Got out to the island and it was too hot to go to the craft show in town. It’s one of my favorite events of the summer and I know for a fact that I wasn’t the only person who avoided being out in the sun. I feel so bad for the artists that have to be at their booths...
Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Today was such a scorcher that I decided to wait until tomorrow morning to head out to the beach. It’s hot out there too and it’s not like I’m going to go running into the ocean when I get there. I’ll just sit on the couch, look at the garden and work—designing and...
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lord, New York can be an oven in the summer. We’re in the middle of a heat spell that looks like it will continue for weeks without relief. Finally got to have my hair cut today. Everyone around me is talking about the election. Despite the feelings people have about...
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wow, this is a tight week! I love my long weekends but they are wreaking havoc on the work that I have to do for the site. Somehow I managed to squeeze in lunch with Em [my best friend] who I hadn’t seen since March—I have to realize that lunch doesn’t have to be an...
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Got home late last night and had to prepare for the meeting, scheduled months ago, with my attorney and estate planner. This is my least favorite thing in the world to do. Steve always handled these affairs and despite my frequent urging him to teach me about this...
The garden blooms

The garden blooms

Got picked up at 10:00 to go to island. Shlepped a reasonable amount of stuff for one person/ two nights. Got to get back to the city Monday night for a meeting with the lawyers Tuesday early a.m. There are ripe apples and red pears on the trees now. There are roses...
Catching up

Catching up

Well, clearly wasn’t up to going to the island when I woke up this morning—glad I called my driver and told him I’d make it early tomorrow. Was in bed all day yesterday. The migraines have gotten so much better. How can I complain—I used to get them every day, now...
Shot day

Shot day

Was supposed to get my hair cut today but had to cancel Lance because of the onset of a migraine. I’m supposed to be going out to the island in the a.m. but not too sure I’ll be up to it. Shot day. Adrienne GrubergAdrienne Gruberg is a former family caregiver and...
Being open & honest

Being open & honest

Not the best day—not the worst thought—for sure. Had a good meeting with Cori and Paul. We’re making progress. Had my follow-up appointment with the pulmonologist up at Mt. Sinai after taking all the tests earlier in the year. The tests didn’t show anything new, but...
A busy day

A busy day

Mad rush back to town from the Island. Ferry ride was heaven. Gorgeous day so far. Seems every day’s been great in the morning and turns way gray by three or so. Had to do “The Caregiver’s Caregiver” on Blab Talk today with Dave Nassaney at 3:00 EST, so I’m glad we...
Writing my memories

Writing my memories

I’m writing my memories. I’m not famous or important. I’m simply exploring the course of my life and how I got where I am now. That recently led me to a journal from1974, when I was in Africa with my first husband, trying to find a location to build a research...
Caregiving Month is every month

Caregiving Month is every month

In case you aren’t aware of it yet, November is National Family Caregiver Awareness month. I guess that makes it official. But for us, every month is a time to consider, understand and be aware of all things caregiver. When I was a full-time family caregiver, before I...
Grandparent’s Day

Grandparent’s Day

Happy Grandparents Day! Here at The Caregiver Space, we’re celebrating grandparents as well as the people who care for them. There are thousands of family and professional caregivers out there who are helping our grandparents lead fulfilling lives and keeping...
We’re here for ALL caregivers

We’re here for ALL caregivers

When I first conceived of The Caregiver Space, I was going through what I perceived to be a rough patch. I needed to be available to my husband and his mother, both cancer patients, 24/7. It took about six months before I began to look for support online. The Internet...
Getting in touch with our Selves

Getting in touch with our Selves

Join Adrienne as she discusses writing exercises that encourage and support you to stay in touch with who you are and what you want. As you learn and practice using writing as a vehicle to take you out of your current environment, it becomes easier to reclarify who we...