Those of you who regularly follow my blog know my mother's dementia story by now so I won't rehash it, but Thursday was my mother's 95th birthday. I took the day off from work and made a lemon meringue pie from scratch for her.
I also went to the fish store and bought some flounder. I made her flounder and mashed potatoes for her birthday dinner. She ate almost all of it which is quite an accomplishement these days.
I had previously contacted as many of my cousins as I could and requested that each of them send her a card for her birthday. She received a total of 12 cards from family and friends.
One of her aides bought the balloons to hang around her bedroom to make it festive. The flowers are from me. She seemed to enjoy her special day.
I am still working on the cross-stitches on Santa. I finished the first border and my son-in-law's name. I ran out of one of the colors in the middle of the name so I had to make a stop at Michaels. I am now working on the final border.
The metallic floss again gave me fits. I have purchased the bees wax and definitely see a difference, but one time the floss shredded as I was bringing it through the beeswax. Really!?
Our son is visiting us this weekend as he had a course to attend for work in Connecticut. He traveled to Long Island via the ferry on Friday.
Yesterday, we went to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay for an "Art in the Park" event that unfortunately wasn't all that interesting. It was more like a glorified craft fair. Don't get me wrong, I love craft fairs, but that was not what I expected. It was nice park with pretty views of Oyster Bay.
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