I love getting mail from Dianne, my sister; she always sends fun and interesting stuff. Recently she sent me a card and these two bright and jolly Artist Trading Cards:
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
My mom is now living in a Residential Care home, after several stressful weeks of assessments and months of increasing dementia. The caregivers there are very kind, and although it has only been a few days, she seems to be settling in. She was beginning to "wander", and knowing she is safe is a huge relief for me.
The challenge for me now is letting go. A manager by nature and profession, I find myself continuing to micro-manage doctor, hair dressing and dentist appointments, just as I used to. And when I'm not micro-managing, well, I'm just plain thinking about her.