Monthly Archives: October 2010

The world around us — 102810

“It’s perfect.  I’ll take it.”  We heard Mom say it again today as the final items of her winter wardrobe were acquired.  We picked up the new shoes  ordered last week (“They’re perfect”), and visited three more clothing stores.  The … Continue reading

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The double whammy — 102210

In about ten days, Lisa and I will have been here in North Carolina for a year.  It’s been a busy time for sure, and if you’ve been following this blog for a while, you already know why. Among the … Continue reading

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Anchovy pizza: the next day — 101610

Judging from the responses to my last blog post, I have a little explaining to do.  Lisa was “seething” not at me, but at the gall of a stranger who would ask Mom to accompany her in an untidy task.  … Continue reading

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New shoes, anchovy pizza and a request for help — 101510

Lisa and I took Mom to buy some new shoes today.  Funny how this works…the sales lady puts on a pair that may fit.  Mom says, “Perfect.  I’ll take them!”  Everybody else says, “Whoa there, Mom; how about walking around … Continue reading

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Repositioning her life — 101210

Mom has been concerned with the well-being of a close friend for over two weeks now.  So intense has it been that she decided to take a break from her thoughts and go to a movie with other residents on … Continue reading

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Parental update — 101010

Let me tell you what’s going on: nothing.  Since Pop died in August, Mom has almost completely adjusted to life – happily – on her own.  She says she has put in her best for fifty-nine years, and now she’s … Continue reading

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A little of this…a little of that — 100110

A while back, I told you the epic tale of bureaucracy as I attempted to acquire my father’s Hospital Discharge Summary.  Several entities want or need it.  Several entities with some (perceived) degree of power in this situation demanded a … Continue reading

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