Saturday, November 7, 2009

Get Away

Today I would like to just get away. Far Far away. Ever had a day like that? One minute I am the good daughter and the next I have over stepped my bounds. Then to top it off mom doesn't remember being mad at me 10 minutes after she says angry things. So she gets confused as to why I have an attitude. Then we start all over again with her being upset(Callgon take me away).

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Day by Day

Life it seems is always off balance. Some days mom can dress herself and some days she can't. Some day's she can remember what the bathroom is and how to use the toilet and some day's she can't. It is really hard to judge how far to push her to do things on her own, when I am not sure how capable she will be from day to day. It seems everyday I test her. I lay her clothes out on her bed and try to give her time to get dressed on her own, before I step in. I try and just let her fumble around in the bathroom until she gets it right(if she can on that day). I am not sure if this is the right thing to do for her, but I believe if I do everything for her she will stop doing anything and her abilities will deteriorate that much faster.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Best day at Day Care

Mom went to the Day Care center today. I was really worried she wouldn't readjust to the surroundings after her last hospital stay. She has been back 4 times now. But, this was the first time she truly enjoyed herself. That lost look I have been seeing wasn't as apparent. I have to say this group of elderly men and women in Elkhart are great. The volunteers are a lot of fun. Mom is already talking about going back Thursday. Maybe some normality for a while. Well the laundry is done. The dishes are washed. It's 9pm and mom is asleep. I am calling it a night. If anyone has any ideas for winter crafts; I am still looking for ideas at about a 7yr old level. Any ideas would be appreciated. I am not a crafty sort of person.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Another Day

Mom had many thoughts in her head today. My daughter came in half way through one of our many conversations and listened. Once we had finished and mom had left the room, my daughter just looked at me and said "I did not follow any of that". To which, I just agreed.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Sunny Day

Today was a quiet day. I worked outside and mom was the foreman. She enjoys telling me what to do. We got the furniture put away and the yard raked. It was nice to get mom outside. I am not looking forward to being cooped up all winter. I still have not found a task for mom to do to keep busy this winter.

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