It’s that time again. The time when Judy seems to turn on. You see most of the time mom is almost lethargic, sleeping about 16 hours a day. We try to keep her on a schedule but sometimes there’s no getting her out of bed. It’s like she powers down for months at a time and then out of the blue she reboots. ( sorry for the computer analogy but its the best way to describe the situation) This power burst can last for up to 72 hours. So I am grateful for the good night sleep I got last night.
I am usually a night owl. However last night I managed to go to bed early for a change. I was sleeping well. that is until 5:30 this mourning when my husband woke me to let me know that mom was up, and I knew I was in for a long day. By 8:30 am my mom and I had cleaned the kitchen and moped the floor. By 10:30 we had gone threw the motions of looking for a car that she no longer owns then giving her opinion on everything the girls from the view had to say. next we played hide the purse and shoes so mom had nothing to take with her when she “decided” it was time to leave. In between all of this I had to apologies to several strangers when my mother attempted to call my sister without knowing the phone number.
It is now 11:33am and I have finally talked Judy into taking a nap, even though I know this is a sad attempt to take a break because it wont last long. She will just lay in bed for a while without falling asleep. I would usually take this time to rest myself but with the before mentioned good night sleep plus the two cups of coffee this mourning I will just have to wait it out. I'm sure this story will be longer than usual so I will post it in sections. More to come. Stay tuned