A week in a non-life…

photo by Steve Kramer

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ME <-  a currently not working, bored, unmotivated and my guess slightly depressed man.
DAD <- he has Alzheimer’s.
DAD’S COMPANION <- someone who comes in to keep DAD company and allow ME and MOM some freedom of movement.
MOM <- a woman who is never satisfied (to say it kindly).
3 NINJA CATS <- you may have met them before. And they will soon have their own site.

Definition:

STANDARD ACTIVITY <- ME obsessively playing on the computer by playing games, watching movies or tv shows, FBing, or actually doing something creative (but of doubtful use).

MONDAY

  • Sometime before 7:30 am: ME wakes up (or is woken up by MOM or a NINJA CAT). ME does his morning toiletries. ME take some pills and eats breakfast.
  • 7:30 am: MOM off to work. DAD watches television.
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am: STANDARD ACTIVITY. DAD is content with TV (or sleeping). ME occasionally gets up to check on DAD. ME reminds himself to make that phone call he needs to make. 3 NINJA CATS do ninja cat things.
  • 8:00 am: COMPANION arrives. ME greets COMPANION.
  • 8:00 am – 1:30 pm (ish): COMPANION and DAD do companion and dad things (mostly comprised of watching TV and sleeping). 3 NINJA CATS do ninja cat things. STANDARD ACTIVITY.
  • 11:00 am (ish): ME thinks about exercising. ME eats instead. ME reminds himself to make that phone call he needs to make.
  • 1:30 pm (ish): COMPANION leaves. ME says good-bye. ME checks that DAD is content. DAD sleeps.
  • 1:30 pm (ish) – 5:00 pm (ish): STANDARD ACTIVITY. DAD mostly sleeps. ME occasionally gets up to snack and check on DAD. 3 NINJA CATS do ninja cat things.
  • 3:10 pm (ish): DAD wakes up to a commercial. DAD asks ME to find something to watch because there is “nothing but shit on”. ME goes down and pulls up the info screen to show DAD that he is already watching something.
  • 3:20 pm (ish): DAD wakes up to a commercial. DAD asks ME to find something to watch because there is “nothing but shit on”. ME goes down and pulls up the info screen to show DAD that he is already watching something.
  • 3:40 pm (ish): DAD wakes up to a commercial. DAD asks ME to find something to watch because there is “nothing but shit on”. ME goes down and pulls up the info screen to show DAD that he is already watching something.
  • 3:50 pm (ish): DAD wakes up to a commercial. DAD asks ME to find something to watch because there is “nothing but shit on”. ME goes down and pulls up the info screen to show DAD that he is already watching something.
  • 5:00 pm (ish): MOM comes home. MOM complains to ME about something. DAD asks ME to find something to watch because there is “nothing but shit on”. ME goes down and pulls up the info screen to show DAD that he is already watching something. 3 NINJA CATS do ninja cat things.
  • 5:00 pm (ish) – 7:30 pm (ish): STANDARD ACTIVITY. Mom does mom stuff (includes cooking dinner). DAD watches TV. 3 NINJA CATS do ninja cat things.
  • 7:30 pm (ish): Dinner. DAD barely eats. ME takes another pill. ME curses himself for not making the phone call he needs to make.
  • 7:30 pm (ish) – 3:00 am (ish): STANDARD ACTIVITY. MOM and DAD sleep in front of the TV. 3 NINJA CATS do ninja cat things.
  • 11:00 pm (ish): MOM and DAD go to bed.
  • 3:00 am (ish): ME decides that he should probably actually sleep sometime.

TUESDAY

  • See MONDAY.

WEDNESDAY

  • See MONDAY.
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am: ME puts the garbage out. DAD is content with TV (or sleeping). ME occasionally gets up to check on DAD. ME reminds himself to make that phone call he needs to make. 3 NINJA CATS do ninja cat things.

THURSDAY

  • See MONDAY.
  • 1:00 pm (ish): ME makes the phone call he needs to make. They are not there.

FRIDAY

  • See MONDAY.

WEEKEND

  • Wake up time – bed time: STANDARD ACTIVITY. MOM does mom stuff. DAD sleeps and watches TV. 3 NINJA CATS do ninja cat things. At some point laundry is done.

Ah what an exciting life I lead.

0 thoughts on “A week in a non-life…

  1. Okay, now you need to kick yourself in the butt and work through this. Not minimizing the depression or anything, and of course you know I empathize with all the Mom/Dad stuff. But you can pull through so:
    1) make the phone calls
    2) get outside and walk or some other form of exercise (maybe take your camera with you and start number 3)
    3) create, create, create
    (write, create art portfolioa, etc).

    • I am not really depressed. Nor am I as unmotivated as all that. Just got a new video game and was enthralled by it for a few days. Change of scenery is all. Sadly spring recanted on us. It has even been snowing the last couple of days. No walk or photo ops mainly because it is cold and icky…and nothing worth a cold walk with a camera about yet. This was juts a laugh at the repetitiveness of some things at the moment.

  2. I thought that was funny. 🙂

    We have to poke fun at our selves a bit, right? If not, we’d go crazy.

    too cold outside: hmmm, what can you do…You can always take photos of the cats and do some crazy stuff on some random photo software that comes with your computer. Make them different colors, or warp them…I often find myself cracking up over photos I play with…hence the recent one I did. (it would get you ready to go on that cat site…in fact, get started on that…I’m anxious to read.)

    Don’t forget, go visit people’s blogs and comment. They might inspire you to write or create…and get them visiting you. Have you checked out any sites from the A-Z list yet…man, I’ve only gotten through 1-200. There’s a couple I intend to check back on…

    Sandi
    P.S. SHOOT, I didn’t realize I wasn’t signed up for your blog! Subscribed today! 🙂

    • What inspired this little bit o fun was the fact that I bought an intriguing escapist video game a few days ago, and then proceeded to dive in deep, only coming up for air finally yesterday morning. So while lost in that particular part of virtual space I kind of neglected this one lol.

      I have a bunch of things to work on for my Blog Universe To Do list. As always your suggestions are most helpful!

      Welcome to the elitist club. My numbers grow at a geological pace 🙂

  3. TheIdiotSpeaketh

    I’m with Lisa….Try to get out of the house, especially while the companion is there. You need to get out and do things for your own sanity… Good luck!

  4. I loved this. I’ve two parents with Alzheimer’s. Count them, two! Hilarious. I’m thinking I should transcribe one of our lunch date conversations. It’s like Ionesco and Beckett got together and wrote a script.

    • I think you should write one down. Might actually be a good posting for my new site (which I hope to be one where other’s contribute). There is always some humor even in such a debilitating disease…


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