Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. Mine has been so lovely. Mother has been in a great mood all day today after being very NOT in a good mood the last few days. We had a great rain this morning that settled the dust, and Jerry is over mowing the knee-high grass on the pond dam. A nasty job, but it has to be done.
The craziest thing happened with my Mom!
So funny what "sticks" in the memory of a person with Dementia.
About three days ago, Mom was watching Mash all day long as she always did. I went in about 5:30 to get her to come to dinner. That in itself was odd, because she is usually in the kitchen setting the table and asking "what's for dinner" questions that time of evening.
I found her standing in front of her TV with the remote in her hand. She was stuck somewhere between TV and Recordings trying to find a certain episode of Mash. I asked her what she was doing. She said she was really mad at the television because it would NOT show her the "To Be Continued" episode on Mash.
I asked her what the name of the episode was. She said, "To Be Continued!"
She decided to turn the TV off and come to dinner with me.
As we were walking down the hall she explained that she had been watching the episode of Mash where the boy went to jail, but he was supposed to get out of jail. She said that someone brought some paper to the jail but it was the carbon copy, and they had to bring a different paper. THEN, it said "To Be Continued." She said she waited through all of the sports to see the rest of the story, but it never came on. (I think "sports" is the commercials.)
So guess what she did?! I can't believe it and neither can Jerry.
She told us that night at dinner that she was very mad at the people who make Mash, and she was NEVER watching it again.
Since that night, she has not had Mash on AT ALL. All she watches now is TBN and Daystar.
How is it possible that she remembers she is mad at Mash and what the episode was about?????
Anyway, she seems to be very happy as things are at the moment, and that is all that matters.
I hope Wanda doesn't mind, but I have to show you a few pics I snapped at her luncheon yesterday. This lady is an awesome maker of salads! She had four different ones for us to enjoy. She made a secret dressing she said she "just threw together". I told her she should bottle it and sell it. It was WONDERFUL!
Wanda loves to decorate her table. Terry says she changes it a lot even if nobody is coming over. I think if I had dishes and linens as cute as hers, I would do that too.
Isn't her table gorgeous with the flowers and the fancy jeweled egg centerpiece. Our very own Terry covered those chairs for her. Check out the GOLD silverware. First time EVER I ate with gold silverware. LOL! Can you even call it "Silver" ware???
Here's a pic of Terry and her sweet, pretty Mother-in-Law. Three more salads on the bar, and all the yummiest! One had nectarines and chicken in it.
Today, I went over to Terry's for Tie Dye Lessons. I wish I had taken a picture of the darling French Braid quilt Terry is making with the tie dye fabric she has already made. It is luscious -- like ice cream and sunshine and icees. I would NEVER have thought of making a quilt out of tie dye fabric. I'll show it to you when she gets it all done. You will be surprised!
As for MY project. It is resting inside a plastic bag until four hours is up. Then I am to rinse it out and wash it. I'm pretty sure mine is the MOST BORING tie dye fabric ever made, but I'll show it to you when it is done. As much work as Terry did, I'm not sure it will be a new hobby of mine. So messy. When I was leaving, I noticed two streaks of yellow dye on Terry's cheek. She may have her first tattoo!
Speaking of that, four hours is up in two minutes. Gotta get.
Be back soon.