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11-28-15 (day 27)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Well it is Saturday. This is our last full day at my folks. We head home tomorrow morning. I tried to give mom and dad more attention yesterday. Dad retreated to his office and ma made it difficult. She yelled at me in front of everyone because she didn't like my answer to her question. Everyone just got quiet and looked at me like I in fact did not do anything wrong.. She then yelled at my brother, but he was being facetious. Very quiet and tense around here. She isn't remembering chunks of her life. Dad saw she was getting mad at me for talking about her teaching psychology and sociology in college. She said she never did. Dad was shocked and tried to convince her she had. I see now how hair trigger her temper is. Maybe she can't control it, maybe frustrated she isn't remembering, frustrated she has severe limitations of hearing, seeing and physical movement or a combination of everything. There are eggshells everywhere we are walking on around here. I have been trying different ways to have a new normal with her but it is difficult. It makes me sad. I ate a lot of pie on Thanksgiving. I only had on piece yesterday though. Proud of myself for that! I've been exercising but only logging as I remember since I have been leaving my phone off except at bed because my mom hates cell phones and computers. The leftovers are almost gone. Thank goodness! They hardly eat and want all food to go home with us. I think a pork loin, bread and fruit are the things coming home, which is good. I am gonna have to play tetris with our bags and stuff so we aren't as cramped in the car tomorrow. I suppose, it is almost 9, I better quit hiding from the awkward tension and go up by mom and dad. I'm trying to get the whole family to play scrabble to, which I am horrible at. I asked mom if she'd play to which she said she didn't think she could remember any words. That says something to me. I offered for her and I to be a team. She's been sulking thinking everyone Can do without her, I have been trying to show her we want her included. For anyone traveling, safe travels.
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