My "R" key is not working well. I have to hit it and roll my finger around to make it work - sometimes. Sometimes it works - sometimes not. Sometimes I end up making several r's. It makes me a bit crazy. I thought I would type and not worry about it and see what happens. I may or may not go back and correct my mistakes. If I type really hard, it works better. I need a new keyboard. Some words I don't notice are wrong, because they are real words without the r - the spell checker doesn't notice them, and neither do I. So, if you see some word that does not make sense and think WTH is wrong with Lou. It is my keyboard.
Speaking of crazy, my mom has been telling people that I am trying to put her in a "nursing home". I'm not, but if I say that I'm not trying to put her in a nursing home, it makes her sound like she is crazy. If she is crazy, then I should be trying to put her in a nursing home :) Actually, my mom's memory is slipping. She has trouble focusing on and remembering things. Sometimes she is great and sometimes not. Sometimes when she does focus on something, she has it all mixed up - part of that is her hearing. She does not get lost or anything like that, but she forgets appointments and conversations, etc. It can be funny. It can be upsetting. She wants me to help her and yet she resents my help also. I can deal with the resentment, but I don't always know when to push an issue or leave it lie.
My mom is a healthy, beautiful 83 year old. She has a boyfriend who takes her out to eat often and dancing twice a week. He takes her to the MSU basketball games and spends lots of time with her. It keeps her busy and engaged. I like that. The down side is that when she is alone, she often forgets her phone. She sometimes will remember how to use "call back" but sometimes not. She can be very difficult to reach. Would I like her to be in an assisted living where they cook her meals and check on her. Damn right I would. But I can't make her do that. For the past several years, she has said that when Jesse moves out, she will move to senior living facility. Last year we looked at a place, and she really liked it. Now, she is dead-set against it. What changed? Jesse is moving out soon. We will see how it all goes. I don't know what else I can do. Part of my New Year resolution is to spend more time with her. I wanted to share that on my blog - kind of a documentation of where I am and where I am going.