I thought about it many times. What happens if Mom no longer knows who I am? I’d watched other families deal with this issue, read about it, and, as Mom’s dementia grew, knew in my heart that one day I might be only a person who was visiting, and not someone she knew. Perhaps she … More Mom Doesn’t Know Who I Am, Or Am I Someone Else?
“Honey? Are you going out this afternoon? No? OK, can I take your car to go play Mah Jong? Thanks Sweetie. Mine is in the garage if you need it.” That is how it began. So simple and soon it would get so not so simple. I play Mah Jong. Several of us learned together … More Who’s Got The Mah Jong Set?
So, how did you do with the gifts you gave at Christmas or Hanukkah, or ??? Me? I’m batting 50-50. The Bombas socks were just what he wanted, and he loved the tie that was in his stocking and the little screwdriver thingy that they advertised on TV. Those make up the 50% good. Shirts … More Does It Fit? That Is The Real Question.
As some of you remember, my hubby was required to take the written exam when he renewed his California driver’s license in September and proceeded to drive me nuts (a very short trip) constantly citing the rules of the road while we were driving. Last week was my turn. California DMV offices are very busy … More A New Driver’s License – What An Adventure
8 The I remembered that at prior activities for this event the buffet table gets crowded, so I switched from two plates to two serving bowls that would fit on a round tray with the crackers. I carefully mounded the whipped cream cheese into the bowls, making a deep well in the center, and pulling … More Cream Cheese and Jam. What Could Go Wrong?
Do you remember the last time you had to take a written test for your driver’s license? I only remember taking one when I got my first license, a very long time ago. It has probably been that long for you also. Well, Hubby, got a notice that he had to take a written test … More Hubby’s Written Driver’s License Test. UGH!
Do you know anyone who talks a lot? Maybe someone who talks out what they are doing even if it is very simple and the kind of self-talk most of us keep to ourselves? You do? Great. I’m married to one. Some days, after a while, I need to head off to my quiet space, … More Talking About Cooking
It started in 2008 in Orlando at the Omni Hotel. At the time I wore just 1 contact lens. Looking down to read a book it felt as though something was stabbing my eye. If I looked straight ahead it was OK. Then, a couple of days later my eye began to itch all the … More Dry Eyes, No Makeup, and Sunglasses
I’m not sure how we got to the topic. There we were, late on a lovely Saturday afternoon, driving through Laguna Canyon on our way to dinner with friends and the Pageant of the Masters. Maybe it was when we passed LCAD, Laguna College of Art and Design. Hubby mentioned something about college and glasses. … More Balanced Eyes
Mom had a green thumb. No, more like green hands. I didn’t realize this until we moved from a rental house with little yard to our own home with a back yard. Mom was in heaven. She wanted nothing more than to spend time in her garden. She enjoyed digging, fertilizing, planting, weeding, tending, cutting … More Gardens