November 24, 2006

Mom in Action!

My mom decided today would be the day she would try and get her hair done -- wow, what a difference a permanent and set made. My mom has very fine, sparse hair, and her poor health made it even worse. So today off we went and here's a few pics of her "new do." This follows upon the very successful Wednesday, when she amazed herself by going into the grocery store and picking up her own drugs from the pharmacy. Such a small thing -- the kind of activity most of us take for granted, but she was thrilled.
This little bit of freedom has Mom Gone Wild!! She's eating better, isn't in bed waiting to die (her words) and is smiling again. Best of all, she hasn't complained about her aches and pains, mentioned her medicines, or any other "health talk" ALL DAY!! Of course, she can't drive or go out without her trusty walker, but these are all very positive developments. (She tried carrying the walker up the 3 stairs into our house today, but that's another story.... (teenagers and the eldery have a LOT in common!!). So, for all of you who send her cards and write to me about her -- especially Liz in New Jersey!! (card a week!!), here's a few pictures to put a face to the name. Oh, Mom's name is Helen.

12 comments:

  1. Tell your mom she's beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing the pictures and have a wonderful holiday season!
    All the best to you,
    Renee

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  2. She is beautiful! Enjoy every moment because life is so short. Prayers for a happy healthy holiday season are being sent your way!
    Lesa

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  3. Your Mom looks like a lovely person. She must have felt great getting her hair done and getting her own medicine. I know that seems like such small things to be happy about but having been there for different reasons I truly understand her excitement. God bless her and you Joan.

    Mary

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  4. Congrats Helen on your accomplishment...Each day will be better!!! Your new do looks great and makes your cheeks rosy!!!

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  5. Helen you look wonderful! God Bless! Vicky

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  6. Helen you look wonderful! God Bless! Vicky

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  7. Thanks for sharing your Mom's new do and accomplishments. Feel like I know her. Great smile. Keep on going Helen. Hope all the family will enjoy this season.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your Mom. What a lovely lady! It's awesome that she was able to get her hair done and to walk in and get her own meds. It's unbelievable what a little independence can do.
    God Bless
    Sharon

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  9. Oh Joan, what a lovely tribute to your mother! Hugs to you both!

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  10. Hi, Joan! Your mom looks like a sweetie. Ü Hope that the new computer set-up goes well!

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  11. Liz aka Redapron11/27/2006 08:18:00 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing your mom with us. What a blessing you are to each other. Amazing what a little pampering will do!

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  12. Oh my goodness... she look so beautiful, and HAPPY! What a major accomplshment, too. Hugs you you Helen! :)

    I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. :)

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