Friday, December 26, 2008

Yesterday and Today...

Christmas Day was a very quiet day for me. Spend the morning with Mother. Took her some new clothes for a present but to be honest she didn't get that it was Christmas...nor did she know it was me.

But, she was happy...smiling...and would answer me if I asked her something - but, would not start a conversation. She will usually ask about the cat...and what I am going to eat. When I left she asked if I was going home and kissed me on the cheek...but, again - no real recognition.

Came home and had dinner - ham, potatoes, and broccoli.

Tara called to say she thought the quilt was beautiful...and she loved it. So, that made me feel good. She was having a tough time with her allergies...

Today, I had a few groceries to get, took Killian to get two stitches (internal) out that came up suddenly, and then I rented The Dark Knight which I intend to watch either tonight or tomorrow night - depending on which is the worst TV night.

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At 7:32 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Oh Sara, I'm sorry your Mother didn't recognize you. It's good, though, that she seems happy.

Of course Tara loved the quilt; it's so beautiful!

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger Pat said...

I, too, feel badly about your mother's present condition as I know it's hard on folks when loved ones no longer recognize them. I think you will be happy to hear that my Tara took Jessi to the nursing home yesterday for an hour. She told Jessi they needed to go see her friends who had no visitors on Christmas. Jessi didn't want to go yesterday...said they should wait until today, but Tara told her some of them KNOW it was Christmas and would be sad with no visitors and no activities yesterday, so off they went. I was proud of her for caring enough to do that...especially since she no longer is working there (but vowed she wanted to keep in touch with those residents with whom she had developed a good rapport.) Anyway.....I think your mom must be in a nursing home where the staff cares like my daughter does or else she'd not be so happy...so for that I am glad. Enjoy your rental movie, too.

 
At 10:26 AM, Anonymous colleen said...

I'm fighting off a cold and a headache and a couple of extra cookie pounds. Oh, the price we pay!

I saw Benjamin Button with my son and his brother. It made us all very thoughtful about aging and time. It's hard to lose someone before you lose them.

 
At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

I'm glad Tara loved the quilt, but there was never a question about that. It's such a beautiful work of art.
Wishing you a wonderful end to the year, and to more new horizons in 2009! It's amazing to see all you've accomplished since we first met so many years ago!

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger Terri S said...

I knew your daughter would love the quilt. Christmas was quiet here too. Went to visit my uncle at the rehab hospital and take him some Christmas treats and did some alterations on the flannel pants I made the kids. Quiet can be nice too.

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Maggie Neale said...

Found my way here and read about your mother. I can relate...though my mother still knows me, there is much which is slipping. I am trying to find the most graceful path to get her into an assisted care facility. She wants to stay where she is...in Ohio, me in Vermont. So much to consider. How were you helped in your decisions?
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At 6:21 PM, Blogger Janet said...

You know...as long as she's happy, that's really the most important thing, isn't it? It's tough, I know, that she doesn't recognize you.

Your Christmas sounds nice...quiet, but nice and there's nothing wrong with that!

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

That must be so hard for your mother to not recognize you. It sounds like she's being well taken care of though.

Glad Tara liked the quilt- she's right, it's fabulous!!

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Sounds like your Holidays were nice.

I know it's hard on you to not have your Mom recognize you but there's a lot to be said for her being happy. She's in a good place.

 

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