Monday, March 2, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook:

FOR TODAY (March 2, 2009)...

Outside my window... the snow is coming down steadily.

I am thinking... that I hope John gets home by 1 and who is reading my blog from Centralia and Pe Ell??? =)

I am thankful for... my hardworking husband and all that he does for me!

From the kitchen... I am contemplating French Onion Soup for dinner.

I am wearing... drawstring jeans, my favorite OLD v-neck sweater with the holes, rag-wool socks and fur-lined crocs.

I am creating... a cozy and clean house... spring cleaning is underway and almost finished.

I am going... to research our new health insurance.

I am reading... lots of different blogs.

I am hoping... that Liz and Gary will still be coming up for vacation.

I am hearing... the stillness of the snowfall.

Around the house... Nolli is sleeping in His bed, the furnace is coming on, and I can smell lemon oil from cleaning the furniture.

One of my favorite things... my replacement monax platter from the flea market yesterday.

A few plans for the rest of the week: to clean out 2 more closets this week.

Here is picture thought I am sharing:

This is my sweet Mommy... taken this past Fall... she has dementia and no short term memory. I miss her very much. My sister tells me that they have found a new doctor for her... and he is running tests to check her med levels to be sure that when God does take her... it will be in His time and not because she was medicated. She has been very weepy and had a hard time walking recently. It's so hard to see her decline and it hurts my heart. Snowy days always make me miss her the most... because I remember her 40 years ago, living in the mountains of Northern California. When it would snow... she loved to bake cookies and make yummy soups and stews. And of course, the washer and dryer were always going!

Thanks for reading... be blessed.


Lisa said...



Pearl said...

oh suzanne, i always love these posts, but my heart hurts for your mother. for a few weekends, i was in a seminar on alzheimer's and dementia and how to care for the elderly who do exhibit signs of dementia. it's really such a difficult thing to go through (both for the elder and for the caretaker), and just as difficult as it is for the children.


Suzanne said...

Thanks, Pearl. It's true about what they say about a long goodbye. You just never know how long it's going to take or how hard it's going to be. She's really quite healthy... she took very good care of herself with vitamins and good nutrition. She never smoked, or drank and always worked hard and kept God and family first. Thanks for your hugs!

tracy said...

Suzanne, your picture of your Mom made me reminded me of my Mom who also suffers from dementia/alzheimer's, and I miss her too. My Mom also took good care of herself and remains healthy at the age of 86~ the long goodbye is right. Big hugs.