Friday, April 06, 2012
Still fighting off the cold. Did not feel up to going to the gym yesterday.
The plan after work was to meet a mason at my mother's house to get an estimate to fix her brick stairs. Then take Mom to dinner and to the store for some groceries.
The mason was on time. Yah! and gave us a reasonable quote. I checked out his insurance and he will be able to do the job starting on Monday. Yah! Happy Day!
Took Mom to dinner. All during dinner she complained about one of her caregivers. This women means well and is a hardworker but I think she oversteps her bounds a bit. In her defense, she often times asks my mother if it's okay if she does.....X.. and my mother doesn't respond. I told my mother that she should have said Yes I do mind instead of holding it in. Anyway, it was more of this throughout the dinner, ending with the usual "I'm going to jump off a bridge." I don't even respond to that anymore I've heard it so much.
After listening to this complaining throughout the whole meal I asked her if she complains like this to my brother and of course the answer was "No." I told her to give me a break and complain to him next time and save the happy talk for me.
Then on to grocery shopping. Bad thing at night for someone with dementia plus there was a full moon. I tried to hurry her along getting things on her list, crossing them off, telling her what we had left to get but it was a slow painful pace.
Finally we finished up and got back to her house. Her caregiver was waiting for us. This one is a nice younger woman. She helped get the groceries put away and offered to help my mother with her Easter cooking today. My mother is making eggplant Parm. I'm not sure why she said that she would make it since she's been stressing about it since. I told her that she doesn't have to make it but I think because my cousin (her favorite nephew) said he only eats her eggplant that she is driven.
Finally got home around 8:45pm after leaving the house at 7am yesterday. Brought my things in and grabbed a diet pepsi from the fridge, thus ending my 5 days streak of no soda. Starting over today...........