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We Just Ain’t Normal

We Just Ain’t Normal

I seem to be having most of the afternoon to myself. My daughter came and brought her dad to his podiatrist appointment, running a couple of errands for me on the way. It feels good to get some time …

Fall at Our House

Fall at Our House

Grandma Elly is engaged in a project again.I did suggest that she work on a project a couple of months ago since she was staring out the window most of the day. It was almost the next day that …

Visit

Visit

This weekend, I took my mother to visit her twin (and last living) brother. I had been in negotiations with one of my cousins for a couple of months. Mom's brother is also having some symptoms of …

Update: Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

Update: Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

My disabled sister has recovered from septic shock (and the negligent nursing home fiasco) and is ready for discharge from the hospital. They have said she needs assisted living not skilled care. …

Think

Think

I know it's still in there because I'm not dragging it behind me. I didn't lose it.The stress of the days makes me wonder what happened to my mind. It's in there but it's like it just stopped. …

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Or breakfast, or teatime, or bedtime snack, or lunch. I really haven't a clue.I am relatively more relaxed here in Florida, in my mother's own house, and feeling much less guilt about keeping her …

11 Things Employers Misunderstand About Caregiving Employees

11 Things Employers Misunderstand About Caregiving Employees

A 2012 report released by AARP found that 42% of U.S. workers provided unpaid eldercare for a family member or friend over the last five years. And, 49% expect to do so in the coming five …

At Some Point, Create a Plan to Avoid Hospitalizations

At Some Point, Create a Plan to Avoid Hospitalizations

My father's best friend, Richard, died last week. My parents were on vacation so Richard's daughter reached out to me. During our phone conversation, I asked about her father's last weeks.They …

It Doesn’t Matter if the Popsicles Melt

It Doesn’t Matter if the Popsicles Melt

This morning I was rearranging a shelf in my freezer to make room. As I placed the box of popsicles on top of the refrigerator, I said to myself,  “Don’t forget you put these here.”After …

I Am “This Kind of Person” Running After “That Kind of Person”

I Am “This Kind of Person” Running After “That Kind of Person”

I volunteer at a local pet store in the cat shelter room. I take Mom with me when I clean cages and swap out water. In her active days she obsesses over sweeping up cat litter and at the very least …

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