Tuesday, November 20, 2012

At This Stage Status Report

I mention short-term memory and my husband quips Who are you?

Here are some other things he says:

I think I asked you this before.

Carol? (I say yes.) Just wondering if you are kicking and breathing. (I show him I can kick. I show him I can breathe and he laughs.)

I go walking in the neighborhood with a neighbor lady and when I return he says. I forgot where you went.

Today he both acknowledged memory loss and accused me of not telling him something I know I told him.

Other news:

DH and "Jake" went to breakfast with "Sally" and me today. Then we did it! We took our husbands to the Plant City Senior Center. We went in with them and left. Sally picked them both up at 2:30. I had errands to do and in the process found a $25 file that looks like a chest to put in the master bedroom, the current room I am processing as I follow The House That Cleans Itself. This two drawer file will mean that all these boxes, bins and baskets I "hid" in the master bedroom can go.

Dog Ziggy at the bottom of mess.

Why ever did I think those baskets would work?
Great Solution
Two neighbor men helped take this file into the master bedroom. It looks like it could be bedroom furniture, but is really a file inside.  The bookcase and file will be a great asset as I finish up my counseling studies.

Many things need to be finished in this master bedroom, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. I may need to jump ahead to area #5 now, the living room, because Christmas is coming.


  1. Humour helps. in so many situations!

  2. I love the file. So neat and tidy looking! Cute doggie, too!

  3. What a great find....it will be so useful and looks great!
    I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
    Hugs and prayers,

  4. You explanation is excellent and clear. I was impressed with this post and am looking forward to reading more from you.
    Thanks for sharing
    Yüz Germe

  5. My mother in law is at the stage where she doesnt remember things very. Shes in her own home but keeps thinking shes in a facility and I'm an employee. Keeps saying she wants to go home. Etc...... .

  6. Davina,
    It is wonderful that you are there for her. Has she been diagnoised with dementia officially? Is she on Namenda, Aricept or Exelon or any other Alzheimer's medicine? She may be at the stage where none of these medicines help her. Does she need an antidepressant to calm her down?
    Hugs and prayers,