I knew that I needed a break. I knew when I forgot Noodle on the couch for several hours, while we went out. Noodle has a depth perception problem and is afraid to jump off of the couch. I knew I needed respite when I forgot the hard boiled
egg that I was roasting for the Seder plate, in the micro wave. All of a sudden, my responsibilities are seeming overwhelming. I think , in part , because they are and it is catching up with me. I need to write about these feelings because I feel that I can
be an advocate for the caregivers who are silently doing their caring. This is an experience that is only shared by a hard core group. We are in each other's shoes. If you are not in these shoes, I hope that you never are. I just thought that I would
tell you that.