Days Gone By

29 Oct 2019 Mike in South Island, New Zealand
15 October 2020

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones

At 9 am I had to wake Mike because we had to drive over to Post Falls; and after we were done there, I asked him to pick a place for breakfast. I gave him a few options and he looked very confused and finally said – you pick. So I drove back to Coeur d’Alene and we went to the Garnet Café. It’s one of the places I enjoy going for breakfast. I had spaghetti eggs with ricotta cheese and fresh rosemary.

Mike had a standard breakfast of sausage, eggs, and a biscuit. After we were done, he didn’t want to go anywhere but home. I gave him several options, even to drive over to Higgins Point at Lake Coeur d’Alene to see the eagles and he refused. Just home. After we got home, I was able to take some time and go to see the eagles with my DSLR Canon T6i and I got a few eagle shots, but I didn’t have the time to wait for them to get in closer to the shore, I needed to get back to the house. When I got home, Mike was dozing, so I kept quiet and gave him that time to sleep.

Mike has never been real talkative, but in these days he’s even more quiet than before – and we rarely have a meaningful conversation. Even when we do, many times in the middle, he just gets lost. He stops talking, then he turns away, and if I try to continue he gives me a confused look and I know he’s gone. I miss him. I miss his smile, his teasing, I miss him.

After Mike woke up, he spent the rest of the day reading his book, or watching tv. Each time he climbed the stairs from the family room I could hear him slip on the steps. I hold my breath, hoping I don’t hear him fall. So we end up in the family room, sitting together, watching tv, and being together. It’s been a great day. Have a good evening.

Published by motherpooh

I am a Mom and a Grandma. I like photography, genealogy, scrapbooking, canning, and gardening

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