Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dust Bunny

For as long as I can remember, Saturday was Cleaning Day in my mother’s house.  It didn’t matter what had happened during the week or what else might be going on that weekend, everything came to a screeching halt to … Continue reading

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Double Edge Razor Blade

On August 20, we moved my mother into a care facility. Logically, I know this was the right thing to do.  Her confusion is increasing and while she’s still able to do a lot of self-care (wash, dress, brush her … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Saratoga, Part 1

Thanks to the need to share caregiving of my mother with other members of my family (“thanks” being a loose term, a mixed bag of gratitude) I have reason to drive up to Saratoga Springs, NY several times a month.  … Continue reading

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