Life with Mom
—-This is a story of a shared life with Mom after her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.—
A friend came over the other day and was surprised to see that I had already hung pictures on the walls, and displayed others here and there. My strategy has been to unpack and put out what I want to keep, so I can better see what we need to part with. I’m considering having a garage sale, but I know it’s an enormous amount of work for potentially little payback, and I’m trying to reduce the amount of work I put on myself.
Some of the things that we don’t want to keep are better than garage sale value. For instance, I have always loved the pictures below, and bought them one at a time as I could afford them many years ago. They may have to go because I can’t think of where to hang them, but I also won’t let them go for $1.50 apiece at a garage sale. So they may end up on Craigslist or Ebay. If that doesn’t work, I may just find a nice wall for them here. They have added specialness because I happened to see them in a scene on the movie “Powder”. (I think that was the movie)
My last Watercolor Art class is tonight. I’ve decided not to go. I’m so very tired, and I keep putting off important things, like paying bills, laundry, and most importantly, calling my mother-in-law. I learned a lot in the class…enough to paint simple things on my own.
They don’t look too bad from a flying horse. It was a great class.