Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mom loves my iPod, so I think I'll give it to her, remove some of the songs (the other day I came home and she was rocking out to ELO!) and then buy myself a new, video iPod!

Took Stinky to get her claws trimmed. The vet tech suggested we try Soft Paws on her. That should be fun, trying to get those puppies on while she's trying to escape.

It's freakin' cold here, the high is 9 above right now. Ick!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Lily has a scratch on her nose. From Stinky. I think it happened yesterday. Stinky also scratched Mom on the arm yesterday. She is a little shit. I don't know why she has not accepted Lily, but I'm not happy about this scratch. Lily is the queen of this house. Stinky needs to stop this aggression toward her. Mom was really upset about Stinky scratching her, but she insisted that it was not the cat's fault. She really loves that little cat.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

The weekend has flown by, and amazingly, the weather has been quite nice here. Tonight we watched The Family Stone on DVD. Interesting movie. I liked it. I hung out the Christmas wreaths and we are debating whether to get a real tree or put up our artificial. I really wish that when I bought the artificial that I would have gotten the pre-lit one (but they were sold out). Oh well, live and learn. Beautiful Lily is here beside me sleeping. She is getting a little braver, she ventures out of my room but Stinky stalks her and chases her back in. I've found Lily upstairs a few times, once she was sitting on the floor next to Mom in the dining room! I'm glad she is getting some courage, I miss my girl.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Just got back from Thanksgiving service at church. Mom liked it but the minister 'wasn't like Bob'. She compares all ministers to him. It was a struggle to get her to shower and wash her hair; she claimed that she had already done so. And she wouldn't change her clothes so I let her wear her fleece top, though I made her change to a clean one. Now it's time to make the turkey. Oh boy.

Turkey was good as was rest of the meal. I'm becoming a good cook.

"Help needed for Alzheimer's Caregivers" just scrolled across the bottom of my screen. Ain't that the truth. Out of sight, out of mind.

Friday, November 17, 2006

I have found the best salad dressing; Marie's Raspberry Vinaigrette. It is so good! And it is low in calories and fat.

Today we picked out fabric for swags in the LR, den and MB. They probably won't be ready until after Christmas. I can't wait to see them.

Today we went to Mom's last PT appointment. It went well. She also had her blood drawn for her Pro-Time and it was high, probably from all of the green vegetables she has been eating. We have to recheck it in 2 weeks. She has an appointment on Wednesday with an orthopedist.

Monday, November 13, 2006

A left and we already miss her. Dropped her off at the airport and then took back an expired bottle of salad dressing. We also bought Mom some new tea that A introduced to her. Then we stopped off at the coffee shop and had a raspberry white chocolate mocha. Mom loves those.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Election is over. Thank goodness no more TV, radio negative ads. How could Minnesota's sixth congressional district elect Michele Bachmann, the unrepentant hatemonger? I am so disappointed that she can hide behind her cloak of Christianity and spew her hate and intolerance. It is despicable.

A positive note is the election of Amy Klobuchar to the US Senate. I am so happy.

A is here.

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Mom is beginning to get nervous about going to the senior center with the social worker. She wants me to go with her but I can't. Then she reminded me that she will need a key to get back into the house. Now I'm starting to worry about the logistics of this. But I think the social worker can take care of Mom. I hope so. I have to stop obsessing about everything.

Today I felt icky, nauseous and weird. Then I realized that I hadn't take my med. I thought I had a stomach bug.

Nine Years and Counting

Mom has been gone for a little over nine years. This blog was a huge mechanism for helping me cope with her illness and daily downfall. I...