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Mom is changing or I am.

I am not sure if Mother is changing or if it is me, but we had a pretty good day today.

To start off with, she gave me breakfast in bed this morning. After I started eating it, it dawned on me that she had made this for herself and wanted me to try it, so she gave it to me as breakfast in bed, knowing I would not be awake enough to refuse. She has been trying to get me to try her apples and onions that she makes with her eggs. I have been resisting, because I don't care for onions in my cooked apples. (Can we say ick!) Well, I didn't realize they had onions in them till I tasted them. (Ack, patoy, spit it out!) The rest of the meal was nice though, so I thanked her, and said you tricked me. So No I don't like onions in my apples. She smiled and said "Oh, ok just wanted you to try them and see."

It is obvious that her hearing is coming back, because I don't have to yell at her any more. When I do start to raise my voice, she embarrassingly scrunches up, and tells me to shush, that I don't have to yell at her.

On this day we were going to do our biweekly grocery shopping trip. As we were driving around Muskegon lake, through down town, I was struck with the idea to take her on a little drive along the lake shore so she can see the lakes (Lake Muskegon and Lake Michigan) in the winter. They are very impressive with the way water gradually freezes out into the lake. It is such a slow process that the waves splash over the gradually freezing water and builds up, like glashiers that stick out of the frozen tundra.

It was a mostly cloudy day, with the sun peeking through breaks in the dark clouds, like God himself was giving us a personal spiritual moment. It was breath taking (and me without my camera!). So I got out my cell phone and took 3 pics, while we sat and just looked at the magnificence of the moment. We are going to go back when it gets a bit warmer (preferably in the 20's at least) so we can get out and walk a bit without freezing. She asked me if this is what Antarctica looks like? I just laughed, "I wouldn't know Mom, but I could send you there to find out." (Too funny)

Our shopping trip took forever, because she didn't want us to go our seperate ways and meet back up at the door (like usual). As she said "Oh I am not getting much so I will just grab it as we go by.) There is NO JUST GRABBING with her. She stands there and stares for  at least 10 minutes (I timed her) trying to figure out which one of many choices to get. She does this on everything she buys. Next time I am splitting up, it may take me a while to find her when I am done shopping, but at least I am not standing there staring at her while she stands there and stares at the merchandise.

Have a Good Day.


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