Friday, August 17, 2012

More Bits and Bites

I needed to take some things to Mom yesterday, Thursday. I knew that Daddy would be at dance class, so I went into the apartment quietly.

Mom was leaning on the archway from the living room into the kitchen with some towels in her hand. "I found these rags with the dishtowels! Can you imagine putting dishtowels and rags together?" They looked like dish towels to me... She was trying to put the towels in the closet by the front door in the rag bag and was having a hard time getting that far. I put the towels in the bag in the closet and helped her get back in bed.

Then she told me about Sharah and the toilet. I asked her if she needed me to clean the toilet and she had "already done it." No wonder she was tired.

I thought that Sharah was provided by the agency recommended by the hospice. Will and I will be going over there tonight. I will see what I can do about "firing" Sharah. Wouldn't a conversation work better if you like everything else about someone?


  1. Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Dylan said that.

  2. Yes he did. And Mom's been following that advice all her life.

    And it kind of relates to this reunion question: I'm always inclined to think Mother is one for ending things with a "bang, not a whimper."

    Eliot said that.

    So maybe we should all gather. Just because we can.

    1. We've encouraged Michael (and Laura) to visit soon, perhaps the same weekend as your family. What about cousins? I know it's too many people, but I believe Donny did ask David about a trip.

  3. He did ask about a trip.
    I don't think Amanda can come, because of her book stuff. But Anna certainly can. I just have to know what Dave and Helen think before I spend the money.