If I can, I want to make my posts on Fridays lighthearted. She may not intend to and certainly has no idea, but mom can be quirky and make me laugh. The best times are when she is like this and she laughs at herself.
This week, I have been trying to finish off some garden projects so when Frank comes home, we’ve hopped in the car to dash off to the nearest home improvement/DIY place to get supplies. One afternoon, I told mom to get ready to come with us. She jumped out of her seat and hurried to the kitchen. I turned and asked her where she was going and she said, “Upstairs!”. She realized where she was and laughed at herself! See what getting her excited can do?
This weeks favorite anecdote was during one of our daily walks.
Mom’s social skills are waning so when we see folks from the neighborhood walking, I gently reminder her to smile, wave or say hello. She spotted a familiar pair of older ladies walking towards us, looked at me with her graying eyes and said, “Jog!” and started jogging! The ladies passed us and we exchanged a pleasantry while mom tried to look like Harriette Thompson (the oldest woman ever to run and finish a marathon). The minute she was satisfied that the ladies were past us, mom stopped and said, “Enough!” Her vanity will pop like a heated popcorn kernel and not only surprise us but make us smile for miles.
By the way, she walked two full miles today. Well done, mama!