Yesterday I took mom to the hairdresser.
She said it was nice to see her hairdresser again as she hadn’t seen her for a long time . . . which she hadn’t.
As I drove her back to where she lives, she kept on asking who it was that had fixed her hair.
At Alpine Ridge she was greeted like a celebrity. Everybody LOVED her hair.
She had to check the mirror again as she couldn’t remember.
“Who fixed my hair?” she asked again.
There was a noise coming from the next room.
The noise reminded me of a single bowling lane.
Mom said she didn’t think that’s what it was.
Well, I knew that! That’s just what the sound reminded me of.
Mom tells me about the woman in the room next to hers.
Apparently they were the first two to live there. No, not live. They worked. But Helen is getting slower. She has . . . well, she has . . . she’s just slowing down.
“You’re all slowing down,” I thought..
Mom couldn’t remember the word “dementia”
Tony and Rochelle have been visiting.
They have to spread their time between two families.
They don’t always show within the hour that Tony says they will.
Usually not within the first four.
It’s not Tony’s fault. But it is hard to make plans.
Plans for pictures and photographer.
I had made plans. But Tony said there was a change.
So I decided that we would try again in February.
Evidently I hurt Tony’s feelings. I didn’t mean to.
They may have been on time at the park
But as they’d been wandering around, we didn’t actually see them until later.
But it wasn’t four hours later.
But still – I can’t make plans for everybody.
I can only remind them.
I think Sunny was disappointed. But I can’t count on Tony and Rochelle showing up on time.
And we’ve already had one family picture without Randy.
Tony allowed himself to feel offended. He’s trying to blame me for my comment.
And maybe I was out of line – but I also know he is hurting because there is truth in my comment.
We’ll do family pictures on Memorial Day – when Tony and Rochelle are back in
But Corey and Joh will be here. And so will my uncle. My mother’s baby brother. He is coming to see her. That will be nice. Tony and Rochelle may never meet him. Well, not in this earth life anyway.
Corey seems more interested in family history now than he has ever been.
He particularly would like to have more information on my dad’s maternal side.
I told him to ask our former neighbor. Funny how George Bird would know more about our family than we do. But his dad used to hang out with our great uncle.
I may be watching Ester this morning. Or maybe not. Tony may not want to leave her if he is upset. I also volunteered to watch Anna and Garrett tonight. If I have them all at the same time, perhaps I can get pictures of the four that I couldn’t get together in the park. They won’t be professional like Bill’s would be. It’s a little overcast thus far. I may have to take pics indoors. If I have them. I haven’t even taken Jenna to school yet. It’s a short day. I forgot to mention that to Tony and Rochelle.