I thought I would share with you all how my typical day at work progresses.
I don’t work typical nursing shifts, I work a week at a time with a week break in between. I stay with my client for the week I work.
My day starts at 7:30 am the latest. I try to be up before my client awakes.
I am responsible with helping my client with her basic dressing and ablutions. Sometimes I have to assist her all the way, and on good days she will just ask me for help with a few things.
After the morning routine, I have the washing, cooking and waitressing (yes, waitressing!) to do. I offer beverages throughout the day and snacks in between meals.
I have my own space in the house and when I have the time I will spend it listening to music, watching a movie or just reading. I crochet every spare moment I get and my client has become involved in advising me on what to make, how to make it and the colours I use. I ask her if I have doubts on a project and she will give her opinion.
At night after all the duties are done and while my client watches her TV programs, I will sit and work on a crochet project or complete a crochet project and watch a movie on my bed. That isn’t for long and then I have to assist my client with getting ready for bed.
Lights are usually out by 10pm the latest.
So this is my day at work…and it goes like this for 7 days.
At home for my week off, all routine is out. I do whatever whenever I want to do it. I crochet a lot more in this week as I am not serving anyone and mostly all the time is my own, after the daily chores are done.