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 result was three more sweaters, one top and a smart-looking winter coat.  She’s set for the winter.  She claimed to be “set for life.”  But that’s not why I’m drawing your attention to this blog today.

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While the blog is now necessarily focused on Mom’s life, the world continues to spin around her.  A Piedmont Place nurse of whom we are particularly fond, returned today after a long recovery from illness.  Mom and I were surprised and overjoyed to see her, and I hugged her and gave her a kiss on the cheek.  Mom did the same.  I know our friend was pleased to be so missed, well-received and welcomed.  Who wouldn’t.

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I mentioned a few days ago that Mom was deeply concerned with the health of a very close friend.  Well, he’s still fighting the fight, but he’s now doing it at home.  He wants to be stronger quicker, but the body heals on its own schedule.

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Mom likes the church she’s been going to for a couple of months now, but a PP nurse has invited her to attend hers, too.  Mom’s gone there once already and will again this Sunday.  While she says she will regularly attend the first one, it’s nice that her brain doesn’t short-circuit over the concept of two.

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And finally…Mom has announced that she’s going to start playing Bingo at PP.  This is a major step out of her old skin, and a cause for great joy.

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