Good Morning! It's Tuesday here in Bonaire, and time for another post. Sometimes I wish my life were more Glamorous so I'd have more to share with y'all. Truth is, my day to day is far from "celebrity status." But some days "are" better than others. And some are even worth photographing. Ha ha
These days I've been spending a lot of time at my new Solder Station. The remainder of what's left over, I spend caring for my mama and Dreaming of New Bottle Designs.
Actually, my mama mostly sits beside me during the course of my day. For what seems like the shortest stretch of time, she appears very amused by the solder process and just calmly folds her hands and watches me until losing interest. When that happens..well I suppose it's okay to share with y'all what she does next.
Her newest Alzheimer Trick is "Stacking Things". It started with Books..and moved on to anything that strikes her fancy throughout the house. One day while I was soldering I saw mama get up and I was right in the middle of finishing an important step and had to concentrate, so I kept my mind on my work and on Mama at the same time.
Next thing I hear is the sounds of clanging and banging from the kitchen. I head in and find Mama removing every single item off one set of the kitchen counters..to the other side of the kitchen. I asked her what she was doing and she calmly said she needed space to cook. Yeah..like getting near a stove is ever gonna happen in this house!
People, I could tell you Alzheimer Stories that would fry your hair or make you laugh so hard you'd cry. I've found if I don't find the humor in it all..I would be forced to join Mama in the dark place this dreadful disease has taken her to.
Sometimes I can't resist and have to take a photograph of something hilarious Mama has done. I email them to my brother and sisters so they can try and relate to the type day I've had. So that when any of them even dare to call "needing me" for one thing or another, they know by the pictures of the day if I have anything left over to give them.
Then the answer comes so easy to me. OF COURSE YOU WOULD! Because one day, I'll walk through my door and my mama will no longer be here.
Have a Wonderful Tuesday Everybody,