She really wants her room cleaned "properly" so I am taking my own cleaning supplies and will dust and clean all the surface nooks and crannies. Of course the cleaners sweep and wash her floor daily and take out her garbage, but resident's and their families are responsible for keeping their own things organized. She also wants her closet and clothes organized so I will do that too. Finally, she wants a few more photos put up in her room. I already know which photos she wants so I will look for a suitable large frame before I leave. You know that ones that have different cut out frames inside so you can put lots of photos in one frame? That kind.
I meant to pick one up yesterday but got carried away with looking at organizational containers and figuring out which snack foods she could eat or would like to eat. Last week I bought mom a bunch of food items that she can snack on when she hasn't eaten properly. Things like canned sardines, mini wieners, crackers, cup of soup, cookies, and the V-8 juice which she loves so much. I've been buying a little of this and that each day. I thought some Rooibos tea and a thermos to keep hot water in for her tea would be a good idea too. They do have tea time twice a day where she lives. But this way she can have tea whenever she wants as long as she has remembered to keep her thermos filled. It also means she can make tea for a visitor. They do feed her where she lives but visitors are not catered for so you need to be organized. Lately it seems the food quality where mom lives is hit and miss, and for whatever reason, she missed a meal or two. That meant she was very hungry at odd hours and she didn't have anything to eat. When she told me that I decided to put a care package together and she loved the idea. My brother took most of it to her over the weekend. I didn't have quite the right container to keep the food in so I bought this plastic purple tub with handles to keep it accessible and easily movable. Isn't it cute?
I sent her new nightgowns by mail over a week ago so I don't have to take any clothes up with me. She does want me to organize her closet so that likely means bringing things back that she doesn't wear or doesn't need. They have such a small closet where she lives and a very tiny dresser also.
When I was younger my mother used to like to get dressed up and wear make up. As she got older, less mobile and always in pain, she only dressed up for rare occasions when she had to attend a meeting or a function.
|Her new cosmetic bag.|
|I love that this bag has several pockets. Mom can keep all her facial products together. Ordinarily it wouldn't be so full but I don't want her to run out of facial creams or foundation.|
Now that she has daily grooming help, I've bought her some make up. She has been applying it herself and is enjoying the compliments and the pick me up she gets after having her hair done and her make up on. She basically wears foundation and lipstick and sometimes a little eyebrow pencil and blush.
Of course, I bought some perfume for those occasions when she wants to go out. Just some light scent, Imari, from Avon. Later I will get some Diamonds by Liz Taylor. Mom loves Diamonds. I will probably get it for Mother's Day or her birthday.
|Her make up and some lipstick.|
Well I can't wait to say hello to mom in person and give her a big hug.
I think she will like her new cosmetic bag with all the goodies in it. What do you think?
I will be visiting her by the time you are reading this so I'll visit your blogs later.
Please keep them in your prayers.
Thanks for visiting.