Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Life is a changin'. My mom lives here now. I went to Ohio to help her pack up, etc, etc.
I help her get up in the mornings, after she rings the little bell. (I saw it at her house and thought it was cute, duh!). I help wash her. I let her do what she can as she needs to keep her limbs limbered up or she'll be bed ridden.
She can walk with the aid of the dining room chair on wheels.
I guess I am lucky. She could have dementia and not be able to do anything for herself.
Who knows what time will bring.
I've let my eating and exercise habits go. Fortunitly I am still in my weight goal. I can feel the inches adding on though.
At least I know I can lose the inner and outer thighs and hips, it is a fact!
Mom's room was our junk room. Now the den, where I exercise, is our junk room.
I know, I know, get rid of the junk. Not as easy as it sounds.
When I was up north, I was inspired to get rid of my clothes and paraphanelia. But, being back home...I lost the inspiration. Maybe a little depressed, selfishly.
Jim and I could go out to the grocery store and not worry about how long we'd be gone. I do have an ex-nurse coming to help get her up, breakfast, etc while I go to a doctor appt with Jim.
Some say I need to schedule some alone time with Jim, go out to dinner, etc. Maybe someday. Whatever.
I am blessed that I have this time with my mom and that she is of sound mind and gets around somewhat and can do somethings for herself.