Assisted living · Caregiver · Caregiving

Hiatus / February 24, 2007

I’m taking a bit of a hiatus from blogging here for a couple of reasons. The main reason is that I’m trying to hit my stride, now that I’ve got work, my home and my mother’s new home on my map. My mother is doing well–she’s still asking to go home, but not as desperately as a few weeks ago. I make a short visit twice during the week, and then we go out for a few hours on Sunday. It’s a slow progress, finding the right balance of time spent with her and time spent away. And I can’t always rely on her reports, which makes it harder to judge how well she’s doing. (She’s told me that all she gets to eat is “leftovers” and that no one has anything to do with anyone else. And a few minutes later she’ll mention the exercise class she has every morning, and the party she went to that afternoon.) All I can say is that she looks great–she had her hair cut and permed there, her clothes are always clean, she now puts on her lipstick everyday. Sometimes I find her sitting in the TV room, sometimes in the common area with a few other ladies, and sometimes in her room.

I’ve got some thoughts for future posts, but I need a break right now. I will be guest hosting The Unforgettable Fund here and there while Patty is away, so I’ll still be around.

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