The Old Sewing Machine

The other day, my mom and dad spent quite some time getting my mom’s old sewing machine back up and running. My mother used to be quite the seamstress. She made all of our clothes when we were kids and made her’s as well. She even took new classes when they were available. The old […]

Bits of Calm

My dad was scheduled to have a procedure done this morning. However, he was feeling pretty bad yesterday and we ended up in the Emergency Room. They ran several tests and he was admitted for observation. The plan was to still have the procedure done today. I arrived early to the hospital while my sister […]

Intervening Couple

The Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group is made up of wonderful people who do their best to take care of their loved ones. Most everyone can relate to the stories that are told around the table. Today a woman talked about when she and her husband went out for their usual walk. She was not quite […]

Overly Helpful

Today my mom and I spent some time in a little shop. Suddenly she had to go to the bathroom. She asked the woman behind the counter if there was a restroom she could use. The woman said they didn’t really let people back there, but she knew it was an emergency. She took a […]

A Wreck

Yesterday when we left the doctor’s office, we were all feeling quite good and upbeat from the encouraging words. It was late in the afternoon and the traffic was heavy, so I had to be very aware. As we came upon a particularly busy intersection, the light changed from green to yellow. There is always […]

Better Sleep

My mom has been getting up at a new earlier time recently. This morning she said she has been sleeping much better lately. Ever since she had cataract surgery, she has been seeing huge halos around lights, especially at night. Evidently, when she would wake up during the night, she saw the large red numbers […]

Protecting Mom

Many years ago, a bee flew in my mom’s shirt and stung her. She had a nasty reaction. She already didn’t like them, but now she’s terrified of them. My mom and I went for a walk today and there was a bee that wouldn’t leave us alone. My mom was so scared that she […]