What will my Mom therapy be when AAQI is no longer?
"Buckin' Hay" is one I enjoyed making the most. Lately my mom's aching joints and arthritis are always from the days of buckin' hay!! I thought the strings were appropriate because whether you are buckin' hay or feeding the cows you seem to have pieces of hay all over you.
"Dark Side". I would be referring to my dark side. There are days I just cannot let certain things my mom says pass. Are you ready to hear a dark side story?
One day she told me the girls were not doing their job so she went up and got the vacuum cleaner and vacuumed her own room. My mom hasn't vacuumed in a long time, she doesn't even see that her floor needs vacuuming so I knew that she had not done this and said that her. "No you didn't." was my response. Then, of course, that makes her upset because I don't believe her. We have a bit of an exchange, she feels bad, I feel bad... we let it go, she forgets, I do not, so I make a little quilt for therapy! lol Slowly, I'm learning to knock it off...
"Independence" It is so hard to move a loved one into assisted living as they think they are losing their independence. It has been the best thing we have done. I really feel like the progression of Alzheimer's has slowed down because her body and mind are so much more active now. She is well liked by the other occupants and staff.
"Rodeo" as my mom loves a good rodeo....and even a bad one! LOL
"The Here & The Now"
I read this saying somewhere and it really resonated with me.
"Without a memory of today or an understanding that the past is past, the future ceases to have meaning."
I only know that the present is what is important. That's the only thing she understands and if I can make her happy in the present, then that is all that really matters. Can you tell that this quilt came about after the Dark Side?!
I'm a slow learner.
I'll be sure to let you know when these get up for sale on the AAQI site.
Love and hugs to you all,