Mom was hard yesterday. Eldest daughter sent her flowers late in the afternoon and that cheered her considerably. Her melt down was caused by her inability to use her cell phone. She just cannot remember how to use it and she cannot see the numbers. It is one more nail in the coffin so to speak. She cannot read, or play the piano anymore. She cannot cook or sew. She cannot drive and has to use a wheel chair when out. Now she cannot remember the cell phone. I feel really bad. She is miserable and her personality is such that when she is down she will take us with her.
This is very hard as I cannot allow that. I have to struggle to stay up as it is and she has to find it within herself to be happy. I will help but I cannot make her happy. It breaks my heart. She is refusing to go to Lil sis's and will not go with Sis in the evening, which is so weird as nothing was done to make her uncomfortable there. But this might just be another phase.
Yesterday other than the mom issue, Sis got the ironing done!. I was able to sew and finished many prom dresses. I was also able to get a couple of wedding dresses ready for fittings.
After dinner I took mom to Joanns and Albertsons. Then she went to bed and I watched a little TV. At 10 p.m. I realized I needed to make cookie dough for mom. I thought I would just throw a batch together and go to bed. Well I found the burger that I was going to make into spaghetti sauce and plus three onion 1/2's in the fridge. This lead to me making a triple batch of spaghetti sauce and cookie dough and cleaning the kitchen. So I was not out of the kitchen until after 11.
Today I will continue to work on dresses and I have a pile of pants to hem. I will make cookies with mom and also go and freeze most of the spaghetti sauce.
I still have to pick up some things for Easter. Just simple things for the great nephews baskets. I need to make a list so I don't forget what I need. If I don't do that I just end up with things that I want.
Do any of you do that? My weakness I guess.
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.