Gratitude Series, 02/14/2012

2/14/12:  I am grateful for  Valentine’s Day hugs from my husband Steve.

2/13/12:  Good veterinary care for Ginzy, my cat.

2/12/12:  Planning the week ahead in my black leather appointment book by Day Runner. I’m not ready to convert everything to digital format yet.

2/11/12:  A lighthearted change of pace: dinner at the Italian Social Club in Maynard, MA.

2/10/12:  Remembering the times I visited my mother when she was very ill and sang to her. Once, just before Christmas, I sang “Silent Night,” and she joined in singing the chorus.

2/9/12:  Remembering the day my son Edward Barton brought his grandmother outside for a healthy picnic lunch at her nursing home. She was 99 and living with Alzheimer’s disease.

2/8/12:  The article by Dr. Deborah Bier, “5 Life Lessons from Caring for Someone with Dementia.