Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
It's amazing how a song can bring memories from 30 years ago flooding back. Suddenly I'm in junior high again in a small Michigan town and the song "More than a Feeling" is playing. I must have worn out that album listening to it over and over. I loved that album.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tonight she is in a much better mood, perhaps because the house cleaner was here and she always takes time to talk to Mom when she is done cleaning. Mom always mentions that she talked to V too so I know that it means a lot to her.
Yesterday it was 66 degrees. Our snow is going, going, gone.
Stinky spent the evening sacked out on Mom's lap. She is really attached to Mom.
Seems like I always choose the wrong solution for a programming problem. I'm tired of that.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
It was close to 50 degrees today!! Snowmelt is happening everywhere.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Poor mom is going crazy with boredom. I wish everyday for some guidance so that I can figure out something to make her life more fulfilling.
We have new neighbors. Someone bought one of the model homes and they moved in during the snowstorm last weekend. They appear to be retirees. That's what is cool about this neighborhood; the mixture of residents.
My cold is getting better everyday, but I am still having coughing fits. Last night I didn't get very much sleep because of the coughing.
Tomorrow I am driving the vanpool. And then it will be Friday. We are meeting the counselor in the study in which I am participating, Mom is getting her B12 shot and her INR, and then I am meeting with the woman at the senior center for caregiving coaching. This woman has met Mom so she will have good insight I hope into ways to take care of mom and help her deal with her memory loss.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
"Of all God's creatures,
there is only one
that cannot be made
the slave of the lash.
That one is the cat.
If man could be
crossed with a cat
it would improve man,
but it would
deteriorate the cat."
Am feeling much, much better today. Am nearly over this cold, which according to others, is quite a monster lasting several weeks. Mom shows no signs of getting it so far which makes me very happy.ark Twain
Monday, March 5, 2007
We upgraded to digital cable and with it came a new remote. Mom struggles with it of course. But the digital picture is pretty good.
Saturday, March 3, 2007
Today Mom and I went out for a drive and for lunch just to get out of the house. It's sunny and things are starting to melt. I'm done with winter now. She is really upset about her memory but when I bring up the possibility of a memory evaluation she balks. I guess she is scared of hearing the 'A' word. But it might not be Alzheimer's. She is so stubborn. I wish she would be more open to some of these things. But then again, I'm not sure what I would be like in her shoes...