Category Archives: Parental Journal

Parental Journal 92 from Planet Elderly: About that 91st Birthday

Saturday, August 19, 2017 – afternoon Tears I have lots of nice memories floating in my mind from Mom’s 91st birthday, and they start with tears.  I was assembling Mom’s gift bag, wrapping new clothing items in pink tissue paper … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 91 from Planet Elderly – Is It Time for Adult Pull-ups? Well, That Depends.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – mid-afternoon As it turns out, yes.  It was time and Mom didn’t balk at all.  In fact, she seemed to be a kind relieved to know that if she didn’t quite make it to the … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 90 from Planet Elderly: “What Was It That Made Us Move Here?”

  Friday, June 16, 2017 – afternoon At Last…Mom Has Settled In It’s hard to believe that within two and a half months’ time, Mom has settled into her new “apartment” at Mill Creek Village – The Arbors.  She started … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 89 from Planet Elderly – Relocation Saga: Are We Settling in yet?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  early afternoon Settling in yet? Kinda…sorta…a wee bit now and then…depends on the time of day. A few weeks ago, friends Susan and Bonnie helped me arrange Mom’s furniture in her room and stock drawers/shelves.  Mom … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 88 from Planet Elderly: Relocation Saga – Anger and More Changes

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 2:30 a.m. Good News/Bad News The good:  Mom’s still in Columbia. The bad:  She hates me, Columbia and anything related to Missouri. And why not?  She’s been uprooted from a home she loves and planted … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 87 from Planet Elderly: Relocation Saga Part Two – Crash Landing

Thursday, April 6, 2017  evening The eagle has landed…and she is pissed. Unexpected Change of Plans The original plan was for Mom to look at some assisted living apartments, choose one to try for a few months, go back to … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 86 from Planet Elderly – Relocation Saga: ROADBLOCK

Monday, March 27, 2017 – 3 a.m. Mom woke up early yesterday and announced that her house means too much to her.   She will not move to Missouri. I sipped coffee and listened.   She told me how comfortable she is … Continue reading

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