Thursday, October 30, 2014
Slowly getting into a routine. Go to ladies Bible Study at church on Wednesday mornings and then take Mom out wherever she wants to go or do. Always dread it as she is so negative and critical....and we had a bad evening the night before taking her grocery shopping and my purse had tapped her on the back while I was wheeling her around the stores in a wheelchair and she moaned the rest of the time and complained her back was severely hurt. Called her yesterday morning and she said she hadn't slept cause of her back and would probably be grouchy but she would go out with me. Was really dreading it and God surprised me...she was pleasant and we had a nice afternoon. She laughed and seemed to have a good time. Made it worth it. I need a good time with her every now and then to keep me motivated to try and get out with her. Have set it in my schedule to take her out every Wednesday...then I don't feel stressed when she asks what I'm doing each day to do something with her.
Getting into exercise routine. Getting to Curves 3 times a week at least and exercising at home. Knees are starting to ease up some. They were not to happy but seem to be getting better
May have company...MIL's niece, hubby and daughter may come out for a visit. Around November 1.
Heading to Cincinnati tomorrow afternoon to spend Halloween with son, daughter in law, grandson and the rest of the clan. They gather at every holiday. They fix a pot luck and we all gather in and watch the trick or treaters. DIL still makes homemade doughnuts with her grandmother. Of course we get to eat their hard work. They are yummy. DIL still likes tradition with her grandmother. She will carry some of those traditions on. Mom still on the fence whether she will go....but it's always a process like this...she will go in the end. She enjoys all the little kids...but gradually she is becoming more reclusive and withdrawn. Just hard to interact with others like she used to. The Alzheimers is slowly taking her away from us.
Off to seize the day!