Spring can't seem to make up its mind! First it tries to be summer, then late winter, then back to summer…with occasional and very delightful moments of actual spring! My senior mom, grandkids and I never know what to wear or what to plan anymore! Shorts, sweater, swim suits. SWIM SUITS?!?!?!?!
Yup! It was so warm this week we brought out our little wading pool and the grand-twins had a fun time wading…AFTER we added a few buckets of warm water to it. While they played, my senior mom enjoyed watching them from the kitchen window (aren't those windows a sweet blessing) while I trimmed back her butterfly bush from our past year's gardening activities.
My mom's health continues to meddle with her plans so she's decided to turn the sunflower plot over to the grandkids and me while she focuses on her pots of tomatoes and herbs along with her hydrangea to brighten things up. By working on them on the patio table, she can reach everything easily and work on her plants as long or as little as she likes. It's not as much gardening as she'd like but it does keep her active and involved and she's very happy about that, as am I.
Then she heads back into the house to enjoy her latest audio book on her iPad. She commented the other day, "I wish I'd gotten this the FIRST time you suggested it. I LOVE it!" Now that's definitely music to this Sandwich Generation caregiver's ears! :)
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