8 June/juin 2015, in the building where my parents lived, Miami Beach Florida.
This was about 4:30 pm. Another day running around trying to help mother who was now living alone. She didn't understand what paying the monthly bills was about anymore. She thought things in the apartment just showed up by themselves, denying she bought them. It was sometimes funny, this new reality of hers. It was mostly sad. Dementia. An incredible thing to experience a person you knew your whole life slowly disappear.
The frequent trips to Miami Beach were slowly wearing me down. Jet lag was a killer. Dealing with all the paperwork like bills and maintenance. I was lucky to have my sister helping me. And there was the bank, lawyers, doctors, repairs in the apartment,...it was hard on everyone.
I tried to take it easy. Comfort food, a really good meal each night with a glass of wine to calm myself down at the end of each day. Just get through it. Wrote everything that needed to be done down. There were lots of lists. Post-it notes. Moleskin notebooks. Eventually a journal type thing for my phone and ipad.
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