Monday, December 25, 2006
you have to laugh..to keep from crying.
Yep....tis me. Hope you all had a great Christmas!!! I had company in for dinner on Christmas Eve, then we opened all the gifts...after we cleaned up and everyone left we went over to my brothers, did our gift exchanging there. Sat and talked, and I nodded off just for a few minutes. As we got up to leave I noticed my whole body hurt. Came home, went to bed. We were supposed to go to my sons for dinner today ( Christmas), but I ached so bad I got up took 2 aleve and went back to bed....where I stayed the rest of the day!!!So I spent Christmas in my bed sleeping! I turned the tv on but I kept drifting off to sleep. I got up this evening and fixed a grilled cheese sandwich and feel a little better now. All those leftovers and I wanted grilled cheese!
Its been a stressful Christmas, my Mother decided she wanted to buy gifts for everyone...I took her to town a couple times, my Aunt took her once. By the time she would get home she would forget who she bought the gift for. Then she loses her money constantly. ( misplaces) She went in her bedroom and shut the door and to wrap her gifts.....then as everyone stopped in the day before or Christmas Eve, she proceeded to hand out her gifts....I should have watched her wrap them..she had them all mixed up. Most people did not get the right gift! My brother was on his way to Pittsburg with the wrong gift for his grandson! I called and told him not to give it to him, his gift was still here. She had his name on 2 gifts. She went to town with 700 dollars. I knew how much she had spent on gifts......around 300 dollars. I ask her where the rest of her money was and she said she spent it all! Well I figured she either lost it or has misplaced it. So I finally got her purse out this evening and looked through it ( which always irritates her) and found 428 dollars. So she didnt lose it. We have laughed over everyone getting the wrong gifts and the mix up....but....what it tells me is how much worse she is getting. When we went to my brothers last night I took a gift for my nieces new baby....Mom had her own gift for the baby. When I gave Lisa the babys gift..Mom said..." Thats my gift for the baby! " I said.." No its not...its mine." She got really pissed at me. So finally I just said..." Ok its your gift for the baby"..I dont argue with her. After Lisa opened the gift mom said " those outfits are suppose to have stripes"..I said " thats because you bought striped and I bought plain." Then she remembered and she apologized!
Sometimes I manage to decieve myself...I think to myself..."she doesnt really have alzheimers", she just gets confused. Then reality slaps me in the face..and I know....I know she has it. She did get me a beautiful bracelet for Christmas...a daughter bracelet! It says what a blessing it was the day I was born! Thank goodness the grandson from Pittsburg didnt get it!!! I will always treasure it b/c no matter how mixed up she gets she still remembers she loves me. And I know all to well ,in time ,she may forget that too.
All in all its been a great Christmas...I always enjoy the holidays and time spent with my family. I hope yours was too! Anyone have any fun stories to tell...like your Uncle fell into the Christmas tree? lol
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