18 the rest of the world lives to eat, while I eat to live. Socrates
Take twice as long to eat half as much. Anonymous thanks for the note on my blog it was odd not having spark going to research shoes and then go shoe shopping thanks for the reminder about shoes you remind me of my dad he always said good fitting shoes were very important when we were kids growing up. thanks you remind me of so many of my family it brings back many fun memories thanks for being such great spark friend.
BWahaha! That's what it was! 'Puter Mangled Language! Sheesh . . . now why didn't I think of that!!
You know, you helped me saying to think in terms of new pattern vs. "independence/dependence". Hoestly, you're right! It's the new pattern. I am sharing that with my Dad. And that is exactly what we hadin mind is getting that extra help BEFORE it's a crisis situation. We're working on Dad. He'll listen more to my brother than me, but that's ok. As long as the msg. gets through!
No matter what, we are determined that Mom knows she's loed. Always. Forever! That's such a huge thing when they just don't remember! But we have the albums to look at and that seems to sprk hr memories. So, we'll use that tool as long as it works. When it doesn't we'll do something else.
The key is to believe in yourself The end may is not in sight yet, but its there we just need to continue on the path of Healthy eating working out and spark along. Thanks for the hint on the shoes going to check them out soon just put 875 dollars in my car new shocks and struts. the car started making funny noise while Tom was home for Bloomsday. decided since i just drive around town it was better to get it fixed.
OH boy! My computer was acting up when I responded to you! Sorry! Should have read: Thank for reading my blog. There are changes happening due to my Mom's health.
Anyway, thanks so much for your kind words. Yes, I believe for me the hardest part is anticipating the changes to come, as I KNOW they're not necessarily going to be good ones. BUT despite her frustration, I think Mom is dealing with the changes fairly well. It's had on Dad to be responsible for taking care of her more as he's so used to her being independent too.
BUT along with my brother and lil sister, we're getting plans in place to provide for hr care. THAT is the single most stressful thing @ the moent. BUt it's getting done. Dad is such a fiercey independent person, but doesn't want to accept there will come a time when he needs help. **SIGH** I don't blame him in the least as I tend to be LOTS like him (imagine that!) But none-the-less, we hve to deal with reality.
Don't mean to be a Debbie Downer. Life in general is perking along and good. So gotta count my blessings too!
Tanks o eading y blog. her are hanghappening due to my Mom's health. She has Alaheimer's andhas be steadily declining mentally with her short term memory, so this has meant a change in routines so I can help Dad care for her. It's mentally taxing but dealing. Its difficult to see your parent go from strong, vibrant and independent to increasingly dependant.