Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012

On the Crochet front, I have finished a little embellishment project. I will sew this and one like it to a purple sweater I have. I am still working on blankets for babies and baby clothes for my due in August grandchild. I also am working on a purse for me, which keeps getting pushed to the back burner as I find things to make for the expected child.

On the Alzheimer's front, I took a test to see where in the 7 stages my mother was, and it seems she is late stage 4 or early stage 5. She has symptoms of both stages but not all the symptoms that are associated with stage 5. I have just gotten her used to taking her medication every night and now she is blaming her upset stomach and other intestine related problems on the medication. However, the stomach and intestinal problems do not occur every time she takes the medication. It does seem to happen every time we go out to eat and then go grocery shopping, But not only then. So I have to figure out what she is eating that is triggering her diverticulitis and or the lactose intolerance. In the meantime, Dad requested that I get her medication changed. It won't do any good but I did it. She constantly complains about taking to many medications and I don't know what to do to help her with that. I am getting in over my head and need to be seen to myself for my depression, my anti-depressant obviously needs to be adjusted. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 4, 2012

Slept til 7 today, which is unusual for me. Mom is having issues with her stomach this morning, and last night the yogurt we used with her pill was didn't seem to help with the lactose intolerance. Apparently we should stick to the Stony Field Farms yogurt. That seems to help the best. Last Night was the second night on a whole pill, previously she was on half a pill for a month.
It seems odd that she has only been taking this for a month. It seems like much longer than that. I haven't gotten much done on the Crochet front, except for reading all the crochet emails I get from the many yahoo groups I am on. Gotten Several "Spiral" patterns the last couple of days, I love spirals both for their religious meaning for me and for their beauty.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2, Ground Hog Day

Today in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil the ground hog saw his shadow and scurried back into his den, meaning we will have 6 more weeks of winter. If the rest of winter is like yesterday was I can handle it quite well, thank you. We had 47 degrees here in Central Vermont yesterday. I wanted to spend the day outside and walking but that didn't work. I will have to go out to the storage container today for more yarn, and some more furniture for my room. 

Talked to Neal, Kevin, Keith, and left a message for Tom, this morning. I also had a panic attack about not being able to get hold of my daughter. still have not taken pictures of my WIP - Works In Progress. but I will today and post asap.