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Dad’s Move Back With Mom is Going Well – There’s No Place Like Home

Dad has been living back with Mom in the apartment since the end of January. Right away, it seemed like they were both happy with the move. Dad said he didn’t remember living there before, and he was concerned at … Continue reading

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“Queen for a Day” at the DMV

I doubt if anyone else has ever been treated like “Queen for a Day” at the DMV. Way to go, Mom! And, Happy Birthday!! Continue reading

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Dad’s a Sneaky Devil!

The PT (Physical Therapy) guy went to visit Dad yesterday to evaluate him for PT.  Side note:  It took me a while to understand the difference between PT (Physical Therapy) and OT (Occupational Therapy).  Evidently PT is for parts of … Continue reading

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Calling Mom. . .

Yesterday morning when I called, she answered like this: “I’m sorry, but we are closed. We will not open until noon. Please hang up and call back at that time.” Continue reading

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Dad Goes Home!

I spent the last four days in Texas preparing for and then moving Dad from the nursing home back to the apartment with Mom.  (He’s been away from her since June, 2010.)  Preparations actually began earlier – discussions, phone calls, … Continue reading

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A New Year – A New Focus

 I don’t usually engage in the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions in January of a new year. That tradition has always seem rather cliche’ to me, and most people seem to break their New Year’s Resolutions. But I do … Continue reading

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I’m Still Breathing

I apologize to my blogging buddies who have been worried about me.  Some of you have “checked in” periodically, and my heart has been so touched when I have been able to take the time to read your notes to me.  Thank … Continue reading

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Waiting

Waiting for phone calls to be returned. Waiting for assessment by psychiatrist and counselor. Waiting for assessment by doctors and nurses. Waiting for assessment by Adult Protective Services. Waiting for assessment by Veterans Affairs. Waiting for next scheduled visit to … Continue reading

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Cat’s Foot Fetish

My boy cat, Mister Whiskers, has a foot fetish.  He loves feet.  If anyone stops for even just a minute – whether standing or sitting – he gravitates to the feet and takes possession of them. I even have a … Continue reading

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“Please don’t do this”

Okay – first of all – why is 2nd Daughter sending me a story about an elderly woman – and – saying, “Please don’t do this”? And – B – why is 2nd Daughter sending me a story about an elderly woman – and – saying, “Please don’t do this”? Continue reading

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