60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 78,711

Last scheduled cleaning

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I did the last scheduled cleaning my mother allowed me to do today. I'll bet I can managed to get her to allow me to continue to clean her home at some point, but for now I don't think she'll want me to do it for a while. I'm glad I managed to get her home cleaner than it was, seeing that I got rid of a lot of dust and mold that was starting to gain. It's amazing how much dirt starts to accumulate when one's eyes aren't working well.

What's even better when I'm cleaning is that mom feeds me and sends me home with leftovers, so I didn't have to think about what to make for dinner today.

We were on the edge of a rain front, so I got to see a bunch of rainbows both on my way there and my way home. I think that nature is trying to let me see the beauty that exists on the earth. I could have easily simply seen the rain that was falling on my windshield and got grumpy because of it or I could see that it was just the edge of a light rain and enjoyed it. I decided to see the beauty in the storm.

It's supposed to snow tomorrow. Perhaps I should get around to bringing in my garden stuff, I'm not sure how low of a temperature the rechargeable battery will handle, so I better get them in soon, the company said there was no low that the items could handle, but I'm not sure if they know how cold Minnesota gets? I know batteries freeze and I enjoy my gnome and windchimes.

My mother said that she's going on a diet again tomorrow. I hope that I can give her some good pointers, it's never too late for someone to learn, but I'm still not sure if she's ready to really look at her eating habits. She still gets snippy at me when I try to help her see what may not be working for her. She always says she just eats fruits and veggies and one meal, but I know that there's more to it than that, I just can't see if for sure unless I see what she's really eating. I could help if she lets me, but I don't think she wants that help. We'll see I guess.

I give her ideas about things, but she always gets negative about it. Perhaps next year's garden will help again and at least reduce the amount of pesticides we're all eating, I fear she's sensitive to them and just won't allow herself to see that.

Today's Holidays: International Newspaper Carrier Day, Sweetest Day, Bridge Day, Rainforest Day and National Seafood Bisque Day.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    What a great daughter you are. Help with cleaning. Wow. Can I adopt you?
    1581 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    My mom is really upset since she has gained 22 lbs since being in the nursing home. What she doesn't understand, (and gets mad at me if I say anything), is that now that she doesn't exercise and all she is able to do is sit in her wheelchair or lay in her bed, everything she eats is turning into fat. She has even cut down on her eating which has sent her body into the starvation mode. Until she's ready for help, she will continue doing it her way. But as long as she's healthy and happy, that's all that matters to me. I will be going to see her this Tuesday for my monthly visit (since she lives in a different state and I can't afford to see her as often as I would like to...but, I still call her every day to check on her).
    1581 days ago
    You have been such a help to your Mum and I'm sure she appreciates everything you have done recently.

    My Mum claims to eat like a bird and never understands why she gained so much weight. She hates vegetables, except potatoes but loves dessert and cakes. Now there could be a clue! Her milky drink before bedtime is always accompanied by a chocolate biscuit bar (or two). She is virtually housebound now and has to sleep in her chair for comfort. We're not going to press her, so long as she's happy.

    I love to see a beautiful rainbow. emoticon
    1581 days ago
  • KAREN608
    You are lucky to still have a Mom to go visit and help! I miss mine but she was always too far from me to visit too. So I left at age 18 and didn't see her again. Lots of letters sent back and forth. The other day I found a letter from my Dad three months before he died at age 54. Sense of humor came through and it was neat that I still have it. Yes winters get cold in Iowa as well, so take in your favorite things! Hope your Mom is open to your diet hints.
    1581 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.