Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

We aren't doing anything special today. For mother dear, every day is the same.

My brother stopped by this morning and visited for a bit.

I didn't do any decorating except for the wreath I hung on the front door. I put out the red and green flood lights like last year but the snow came and covered them up. I never did get the electrical extension cords out to them anyway. Just as well, I suppose, my contribution to reducing green-house gases...no wasted electricity!

Merry Christmas to those that observe it, and Happy Holiday to all!
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3 comments:

elanor said...

just wanted to stop by and say hello for christmas, hope you and your mum have a nice day together,

I remember when my mum was crying at things and calling for her mum, it's hard, but you are doing a great job and thank god for a sense of humour in all this!
cheers

Dee said...

Merry Christmas to you too. I'm sorry that things have taken a turn for the worse. It's awesome that you're able to be there for your mom. What a blessing that is. D

Greg said...

Hey Gavin. I hope you and your family have had a good holiday, all things considered. I had to smile wryly at your comment about not doing anything. I decided to pull out all the stops and put on a lavish Christmas (probably out of guilt about moving my Mother into a Home). Just as you say, she didn't seem to know it was anything other than a normal day of the year. It also became apparent that Mum was confused about where her home is, exactly (not really her fault, as I removed her from her flat this month, had her living with me, going to day care and now she's in a permanent setting, which she seems to think is a hotel).

I was distressed to read your recent observations of a decline with your Mom - I hope it was just a blip and that things improve a bit in the New Year. I continue to view your blog as how mine would read if I was a better and stronger person. I still catch myself attempting to reason with Mum. You are so much wiser.

Wishing you a Happy 2008.