Den went to Temple City this past Monday and picked up his mother. She is 81 and lives in a home there. We like to bring her here for a week each year. She is truly such a delight. So cheerful and laughs at just about anything. She does beautiful handiwork and look what she made me this time:
Matching pillow cases. I picture her working on these for hours and hours in her little room at the facility she lives in. She didn't make the little sockies but I love those too. She is so thoughtful.
We have tried to keep her routine up this week, the one she's use to.
It's very simple:
Toast, coffee and Grapenuts for breakfast
Her morning walk to Roberts Avenue
10am: The Price is Right
noon: Dennis comes home for lunch and we eat together
3pm: Dr. Phil
7:30 Wheel of Fortune
9pm or so: bedtime
In between times she likes to read and do her stitchery.
What I want to know is, when did Dr. Phil turn into Jerry Springer? It has been a long while since I watched Dr Phil but didn't he use to have normal people on this program?
Yesterday she took a little side road to her schedule and spent 20 minutes in the sun trying to get a tan on her legs. I think she wants the others at the home to notice she has been on vacation. So cute!
We have taken her out each evening.
Last night we all went to see Music Man.
We saw Kit Kittredge on Tuesday evening. I'm not sure that was the best choice. It was set in the depression which was essentially her childhood. I thought she would relate. Well I think she related a little too much. Her father left the family when she was only 3, never to be seen again.
What a man!
We are driving her home on Saturday morning. We will surely miss her. I love being around her and having her with us. It's no wonder Dennis is such a sweet man.