Monthly Archives: August 2013

Phone Call From a Friend

It’s been a long day and Mother has been floating along not following the conversation but seeming satisfied with life.  After a late dinner, her phone rang – an unusual occurrence, so we weren’t sure what it was.  On the … Continue reading

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Where’s the Pattern?

We are getting into a blessed routine at our house because there have been very few appointments recently, just “normal” – my favorite thing.  I am keeping a log of my mother’s status, along with the schedule at which I’ve … Continue reading

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“Grandma’s” Dog

Here we go on a big experiment.  We got a second dog yesterday and I am calling her my mother’s dog although she belongs to all of us.  I notice that Mother pays attention to the dogs and talks to … Continue reading

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A Little Selfish

That’s me, a little selfish in that I miss my quiet mornings at the breakfast table over coffee, listening to NPR and doing the Soduko in the newspaper.  I really enjoy that.  Now, Mother will come clicking her walker out … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Bedroom

Wow, I have unpacked most of my mother’s things and the movers brought her nice furniture.  It looks fantastic!  A different style of decorating than mine, but it looks very much like her because it is all things she has … Continue reading

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The Caregiver Arrives

Today was the first day with my mother’s new caregiver.  Boy, what a luxury!  I showed her around the house and then introduced her to Mother at about 9:00 am.  She has been keeping her company and taking care of … Continue reading

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Easing into “Normal”

Things are beginning to even out a little.  I think I have figured out that if my mother over-exerts on one day, the next two are hell.  On her own volition, she walked all the way to the barn on … Continue reading

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