A Chat and a Cup of Tea

Psalm 92:2 To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night,

Wood Duck. I took this near Mica Bay, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Today was a little different. 2 friends, that had made plans to come to the house and visit, couldn’t make it. It was circumstances beyond their control. I get that, that’s how I am living these days. One day at a time, and plans can change in a heartbeat. No worries, we’ll just reschedule, ’cause usually I’m home anyway. Then, the doorbell rang, it was a 3rd friend who showed up for a chat and a cup of tea! Mike was sleeping on the sofa in the living room, so JoAnne and I sat at the table and visited. It was very pleasant and fun to have her here. Mike woke up while we were there, and went down to the family room, turned on the tv and later, after JoAnne left, I found him asleep again.

We were supposed to go for a drive this afternoon, but after Mike woke up, he decided he just wanted to stay home. Okay, so I spent the day not doing a whole lot, but tending to his needs. I didn’t get any cleaning done, anywhere in the house and that’s okay also – it will be here, waiting, when another opportunity presents itself.

I read a small book today, titled: “A Gradual Disappearance” by Elizabeth Lonseth. The book is about Alzheimer’s and Dementia and it’s timely and to the point. It answered several situations and explained things in a more precise manner – not all the ‘maybe’s’ you find on the internet. I was hoping to read the 2nd book tonight, “The Dangers of Denial” same author and same subject. I am going to have to wait until tomorrow to read it.

One of the things it said, that I did not know: with Alzheimer’s the patient is unaware of their memory slipping away; with dementia, the patient is fully away of their memory slipping away. Mike has said this to me. “I know I am losing my memory and it frightens me!”

Right now, I need to turn out the lights.

Published by motherpooh

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

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