But I have learned what the Sandwich Generation is and it is not fun at all. I am exhausted!! I am so blessed to still have my mother and I do not mind caring for her at all. That being said, I am still tired. I do not have any energy and absolutely no creative juice is flowing in my veins. Thus the dry empty blog of the past month. I am praying for mother to continue to improve and soon be able to care for herself. Right now she is fighting being independent. She wants to be waited on hand and foot. Today she told me she wanted to get dressed so we went to her bedroom. She sat down on her bed and I picked out some clothes from her closet, with her guidance, and put them on her bed. I said, "Now mother, you can put these on." She replied to me, "No Evelyn, I want you to dress me." I told her that I would help her put her compression socks on, but she had to do the rest. Once we got her socks on, I sat down and told her to go ahead. She did it with little trouble, but she did not want to. When she was done, I praised her and told her she did a great job. Reminds me of caring for a four year old, but this one is my mother.
On Friday, I went shopping and prepared five meals for her. All my brothers or her caretaker has to do is take them from the freezer and cook them. Do not have anything in my house to eat, but mother is eating well. Today I made her the most flavorful asparagus leek quiche. I did have a nibble of it and now I want to go to the store for ingredients so we can have one.