Category Archives: eldery

Tale Tues: You Think I’m Crazy

My mother called. While I was digging the gizzard out of a chicken, or whatever that nasty nauseatingly brownish-gray innards thing is. “We need to talk about this. Why you would  do such a thing.” Do what, Mom? “Take the … Continue reading

Posted in eldercare, eldery, Uncategorized | 17 Comments

Tale Tues: The Rotten Birthday

Some birthdays rot. Really. When our family members can actually treat them like ordinary days. As if they have forgotten, despite our foibles, our crappy moods and possibly odd habits of collecting odd socks in wicker baskets, that they are … Continue reading

Posted in eldery, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Tale Tues: The Aide and Taking Sides

“You have to take my side. Why can’t you take my side?” It was my mother calling, around 10 pm. Boys were asleep. I’d been watching The Piano on my iPad. A movie where I could escape to New Zealand … Continue reading

Posted in eldery, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Tale Tues: Dr. Hulking and Fish Eyes

“So how old are we now?” My mother’s ophthalmologist asked, as if he hadn’t seen her in centuries. This might seem a blatantly rude question if coming from a less hulking posture of a man dwarfing his own office to … Continue reading

Posted in eldery, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Tale Tues: Irregular Heart Beats and a Coughing Dog

It was our usual atypical school morning, when the dog may poop on the door mat or kids forget their backpacks. The dog was gag/coughing under the kitchen table. “Mommy, why’s he doing that?” Little Bro was picking at his … Continue reading

Posted in eldery, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 20 Comments