One-Liner Wednesday: Steak

I went to visit mom this past Monday afternoon, on my birthday. Even though mom has been calling me by her sister’s name of late, I felt the need to share this day with her – to bring mom a piece of cheesecake and have one of our “usual” conversations. I had no expectations that September 26th would be of any significance in her mind or that she would remember my actual name. It didn’t matter. If mom would haveRead more

Fountain of Gladness

On Wednesday, mom and I talked with her social worker and nurse. Well, we tried to talk with mom. She wasn’t hearing well, even with her two new hearing aids. Unbeknownst to all of us, the battery had died in her left hearing aid and it took a trip to the audiologist later that afternoon to have a “duh, why didn’t I think of that” moment when I realized I probably should have thought of that when mom couldn’t understandRead more

This Phone Doesn’t Work Right!

    Sunday is Mother’s Day. Mom is unclear about this, as she is with most dates and holidays. This past Tuesday evening, she called me. Keep in mind, as I relay this story, that mom is hard of hearing (we’re waiting approval for two new hearing aids) and she has a new phone as of two months ago – her well-intentioned daughter bought her in the hopes she would stop hanging up on her son because she couldn’t hear him.Read more