Monday, June 29, 2009

Where Does the Time Go

This morning, I received a call from mom's place saying that they were moving her once again. Geesh. And, I pray, this will be her last move. I suppose, again, this is why I have been putting off hanging her pictures. There's always a little voice in my head that I try and listen to. Anyway, she is right next door, but now she has a window bed and looks out to the pretty little park setting. It is already equipped with a bird feeder.

I was saddened when the director told me why they were moving patients around. Mom's roommate, Mrs. M., the one who just celebrated her 80th birthday on Thursday, passed away early yesterday morning. It is bittersweet. While I am saddened to lose her as she was just the sweetest lady--called mom "granny"--she had been bedridden for almost 15 years at the same facility. She was able to get into a wheelchair about once a week, but that was about it. On Saturday, when mom was asleep and I sat with her, she told me that she wanted me to take this pretty orchid plant that was in her room when the Lord came and took her. I told her she wasn't going anywhere but thanked her just the same. I suppose in some way, she knew she was ready to leave this earth and move on. She went suddenly with no pain, and for that, I'm sure the family is thankful. The kid and I will be attending her funeral tomorrow. We will deeply miss Mrs. M. She reminded me so much of my grandma Rosie in so many ways. And you know what, I don't think I have one picture of her. Go figure. Me who takes photos of every speck of dust. I hate regrets like that.

Mom seemed oblivious to the change except the fact that she enjoyed looking out the window. I'm hoping this is her last move and made my wishes known straight to the director and social worker.

After seeing mom, I had a dentist appointment. Seems I put that off for quite a while! It's been way over a year since my last visit. Oh well. Everything looked good, which I was quite pleased with! Yay! On my way back home, I walked around the corner to the Puffy Muffin and picked up some cookies for the nurses tomorrow since I won't be here on Friday. Mmmmm. Look at this display, will ya? It took everything in my power to walk away from the cupcakes! But I did!

Tomorrow is going to be a crazy day. Mrs. M's funeral is at 10, I have to run by mom's and see her and drop the cookies off and then the CUZ gets here around 1!! OMG. The kid kept telling me she was arriving around 4! Lordy me. I will be shot out of a cannon first thing! Woooosh. Hold on Rosa, it's going to be a wild ride!! So, I probably won't be posting until we get settled somewhere down south.

xo
ro

7 comments:

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

AWWWWWW so sad that Mrs. M is gone...but what a sad life...not being able to get up and move around......I'm happy your mom now has the window seat! Nothing better than looking at sunshine! The picture of you two is wonderful! Your mom is so blessed Rosemary!
Enjoy your visit with your cousin and the road trip

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I hope it is the last time that your mom moves...

Nice looking cakes! I'm drooling!

Have a great time tomorrow!

Cheers,

Rosa

Beth said...

I hope your Mom gets to stay in that room with the lovely window. Thats so sad about Mrs. M. But I know after being bed ridden for 15 years I would be ready to go home too. I do hope you have a wonderful time in the deep south and hope I can see you when you return home.
xoxoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you have a funeral on your mind - they are always tough. But I do enjoy your descriptions of your beloved South..so different from where we are, I get to 'travel through your eyes' so keep those photos coming! xoxo the fan

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sorry about Ms. M, Rosemary.. That's what happens in a nursing facility though...

Love that picture of your Mom. AND of course the one of both of you is GREAT also.

You and Cuz will have a great time I'm sure. Keep us updated.
Hugs,
Betsy

PEA said...

Awww how sad to hear of Mrs. M's passing...I'm sure her family will be so grateful that you attended the funeral.

I can't get over they've moved your mom once again but maybe it's for the best since she now has a window bed and no doubt will enjoy being able to look out whenever she wants to.

You were able to walk away from those desserts???? Girl you have more will power than I do! lol

I know it's a busy day for you today....have a fun trip and be safe!! xoxo

Jeanie said...

That's sad about having to move her -- but at least it is close and the view will be nice. I remember when my Dad's roommates would die -- he found it rather depressing. Sad about Mrs. M...

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