Yesterday was housekeeping, laundry, chores day. This morning I went and visited with my mom. I cajoled her into taking a shower. Not an easy feat anymore and she will say "oh I just took one not too long ago" or "I'll just make sure I take one tomorrow morning". I said she gets up too late to have time for a shower before going down for breakfast. She said "I'll make myself a BIG note for the bathroom to remind me". I said I'll bet your toenails need a good trim, lets take a look. Sure enough, of course they did, so then I suggested, how about you get in the shower and then after we can trim them. She finally agreed. I might add that I hate feet....the only feet I like are baby's feet.......enough said. (just gross, LOL)
While she was showering I filled my bag I take with me with more "stuff". I looked in her fridge, which usually has a treat or two from the dining room snack bar, but her little fridge was quite filled with them and most partially eaten. I threw all those out. Luckily the kitchen puts little date stickers on the treats so I only kept the ones that were within the last few days. They must have served a couple of meals in their apartments lately, too, as she had 2 containers of partially eaten meals, which I tossed. Then I took the bag of garbage down the hall to the big can in the laundry room. If I had left it in her apartment, she would most likely have seen it all in the can and dug out most of it. I'm getting smarter.
I looked around for her purse (not that it matters, but just curious) and didn't find where she has it now. There's nothing in it anyway. It was just a typical visit of the same questions several times: how was traffic? what should we do for eating? I got there at 9:45 so no need to eat. I told her I just had breakfast at 9 when I left and lunch isn't until noon and I'll have to leave before then. She asked several more times until I left at 11:20. I didn't realize she is out of tissues (before she had several boxes in her closet) and I say I'll bring some next trip. She says "well, I can just walk to the store and get some". I'm like you can't walk to the store! LOL. I'll bring some next time.
The last 2 times she knew I was one my way she actually washed all her silverware in her sink, so that is good. I found something wrapped up in a paper towel in the corner of her bathroom sink area, it was the end of a banana! Who knows why! The poor brain just doesn't work right anymore. It's Oct 2nd and she was still looking at the activity calendar for Sept, so we got her a new one of those from downstairs.
I tried the other grocery store order pick up service and this time it worked fine. It was only about a 5 min wait and worked great. I think I will try shopping there for awhile and see how it goes.