Listed are the posts for July 2014.

A Caregivers Plight

Marriage is a partnership. Mothers-in-law count. Maybe that is why most companies give you bereavement pay when an in law passes. The partnership should work even when the mother in law is living. It shouldn’t be left up to only one in the relationship, the son, to give Mom a break once a week from […]

What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

The failure probably comes from all sides but in stressful situations one tends to feel the victim more often than the offender. But we have questions we feel are legitimate. A simple set of facts outlines the dilemma. Mother is 84. Mother has Alzheimer disease. Mother goes to doctors visits. Mother was incapable of living […]

Back from Joe’s

How was Joe? (head nod, I’m not sure she understands) How was Joe (again, in case she didn’t get it the first time.) Head nod. No verbal answer. How was Kathy? (head nod) She got up and left. Went to her room. We don’t think she went for a walk or anything because we don’t […]

The Dog Bowl

We have two bowls for our dog Pepper Ann. An indoor bowl and an outdoor bowl. Simple enough. Not the same shape, both chrome however. The outdoor bowl only gets used in the spring, summer, and fall. That is when Pepper loves to rule the yard. Early this week, Kathy saw Mom emptying the outdoor […]