Saturday, May 9, 2015

Planting Flowers


I planted three pots of flowers
with Mom and another resident
this was the last one
pink petunia for the center
everything else pink or purple
this a great activity
the staff brings in all the pots from outside
residents and volunteers plant
Mom has her gloves on ready to work
planting is not her thing
she did smash a small spider for me
when it ran across the table
out of a plant
this look cracked me up
the other resident at our table slept through most of it
Mom can't figure out why
ready to go outside
I planted the 2 on the right
 thought these "before" photos will be fun
as the summer goes on I'll do some
"after" shots
we had a pretty good day yesterday
one cranky spell during lunch
I was cutting out quilt patches
Mom glares at me and says
it would be nice if I would not be so greedy
and share some with her
when I told her they were all for her
she sort of felt better
then said now I made her feel bad
had to explain I have so much wool
at home needing used
that she has to do the stitching
her dementia
keeps me on my toes
coming up with responses for her
is sometimes tough
the truth doesn't work most of the time
try to think sideways when I can
"I don't know...
let me find out...
I never met him..."
just a few phrases
that come in handy


TheCrankyCrow said...

Happy Saturday Kelley....Hope you remember me and forgive my absence. I have, however, thought of all my blogging friends much....and often wonder how things were going with your mum. I so get the "talking sideways" thing. My mom's memories can be so clear on somethings, and on And logic just doesn't work either.... "Mom, you're 86 years you really think YOUR mom and dad are still alive?" Nope....doesn't cut it. Anywho...big hugs to you...and to her. The flowers are a great idea.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

WoolenSails said...

Planting is a nice way to enjoy the spring weather and I love doing up big pots and adding the ones i like. They cost so much already done, so need to get one to do for my front porch next. Today I planted my seeds on the back deck, love watching them grow. It is so much easier to deal with a dementia patient then with our own parents, always thinking and praying for the two of you.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Dealing with dementia is so hard. Hugs to you for being such a good daughter.
Happy Mother's Day to your mom.