Monthly Archives: September 2010

Quick post

A quick post to say that I didn’t get a call from Bickford this morning, so I assume Mom got up without complaint–or at least she got up–so that was a relief. I managed to get to yoga for the … Continue reading

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But I’m OLD!

The phone rang around 7 a.m., and that early a call is almost certainly going to be Bickford. An aide came on: “Do you want to talk to your mother?” Yup, Mom was refusing to get out of bed again. … Continue reading

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GET OUT!

When I walked into Bickford on Friday, an aide immediately came to me and said, “Have you been down there yet?” Since I was standing by Dad in the living room, I knew the aide meant Mom. In the last … Continue reading

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Honest, it’s Tuesday

After several days of wire work making jewelry–oh what fun!–I had to face the fact that HOME needed some attention, especially in the food acquisition and laundry department. First, I had to go and get a gold crown reglued after … Continue reading

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Sunday

J. and I picked Mom up for church this morning. I found her wrapped up in the soft, fuzzy blanket I got for her at Christmas. I had forgotten to let the aides know that they should dress her for … 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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Good day

So many days a visit with my parents is hard in some way: sad, frustrating, or maddening. How happy it makes me when I have good visits, even with one parent, and today both were delightful. I connected with Dad … 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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What happened before pt. VI

I told Dad and my sister the great news–I’d found a place where the beloved Coco-dog could stay in assisted care should my parents ever decide to move. We were amazed and thrilled that in our smallish city such a … Continue reading

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Waffle day!

I’ll just admit it right from the start: I couldn’t wait to get out of there. I was using my last reserves of patience yesterday after a couple of hours with my parents. It was Mom’s and my least favorite … Continue reading

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