I love getting into bed early to read, just like amm. Minus the rye & water she would have to sip, sitting on her bedside table.
I was at dad’s the other day with Arrine. I was looking in his office for an elastic, hoping to keep his kitchen cupboards closed and un-openable to Arrine.
Instead I found amm’s old paperclips. Memories from Saskatoon and early NB days rushed over me, when I really remember amm using them on a regular basis.
I love these paperclips.
Arrine now insists on taking a book with her to bed. Grandma amm would be tickled pink.
Maybe Arrine reads to Grandma amm before she finally closes her beautiful peepers each night.
Just now, while putting on moisturizer before bed I thought, “I should call mom.” And then I realized what I had just thought.
I can’t remember the last time I caught myself thinking that. If I even ever did after she passed.
So now I am in bed, having a little cry.
My garbage stinks today. And it reminded me of one time when amm arrived at my house and one of the first things she said to me was, “Your garbage stinks. Can’t you smell it?” 🙂
I would like to have had the opportunity to overhear a conversation between amm and my dear friend Trisha. I can picture the two of them sitting together – really anywhere – and enjoying a nice glass of wine. And talking. Really talking.
Trisha has the gift to ask the questions that need asking. She knows exactly how to word them and how to make you think about what she’s asked. Really think. I am amazed after every conversation I have with her, for her wisdom you would expect from someone who lived a hundred lives, and how she softly replies to your responses with no judgement.
She asks the tough questions. And the questions that you never thought about yourself, but when she asks them, they seem so obvious.
Although we do need to work on the timing of these conversations. We can never stop talking and before you know it, it’s 2am and Arrine will be waking up in 5 hours.
Trisha definitely came into my life for/with a purpose. And I will be forever grateful to her and for our friendship. Plus she likes to drink and stay out late with me.
Thanks to Trisha for forwarding this article! Hugs to you!
An interesting link between Alzheimer’s and prion diseases.