Category Archives: Kathy

Happy birthday, Mom

Today (1/31) is my mother’s actual birthday. I asked her, today, if she ever thought when she was young that she would live to the year 2011. “Never.” she said firmly. I told her that when I was a kid, … Continue reading

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Breaking things

Friday I got a rare call from my father to tell me that Mom’s tooth had come out, and he thought I ought to come and look at it. Is there a rule somewhere that things like this happen over … Continue reading

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Sense of humor is critical

I actually started this post yesterday, pleased that I had two funny stories to tell, thus giving One and All a lesson that humor helps along this path with aging parents. Then I found I could only think of ONE … Continue reading

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Just plain tired.

I rolled out of bed early this morning, for the THIRD day in a row. I don’t like to HAVE to get up early, though sometimes I will because I want to, which is then OK. But how I loathed … Continue reading

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What Happened Before, pt. V

The morning after learning that Mom had broken some ribs, I called Senior Services to ask how to get home health care started to assist Mom with showering so I wouldn’t have to. I had imagined myself coming to their … Continue reading

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Upon my return….

We got in late last night from three wonderful days at the family cottage with our two-year-old granddaughter and her “staff,” also known as parents. She is telling everyone, “I just turned two!” and has learned to hold up the … Continue reading

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Just before going to the cottage…

Today when I visited my parents, Mom was pretty good; we sat in the courtyard and enjoyed the warm though rather gloomy weather. She enjoys tickling and fooling around–swinging the two-person glider the opposite way to mess me up, for … Continue reading

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What happened before, pt III

As I reread parts I and II, I see that I have left events out, and mixed up timing, but the facts are there, even if disorganized.  An important event was that my mother finally gave up driving; my sister reported … Continue reading

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Day off

I am daringly taking the day off, because my sister is going to shop for my parents this morning and then go see them.  I’m supposed to go to an art fair this afternoon with a friend who was essentially … Continue reading

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Fast forward to Aug. 20, 2010

Phew. Today’s been busy, since I volunteered for 5 hours at the local hospital in the Surgical Waiting Room, and headed from there to visit my parents in their assisted living facility. Probably it’s too much to do both, but … Continue reading

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