After a relatively good week of untroubled nights (helped by a rather stern notice on my locked bedroom door), I was woken at 4 am by Mum knocking and calling to say that the dog wanted to go out into the garden. I didn't take it well. When Mum disturbed me a second time 20 minutes later, I lifted her up bodily and carried her back to her bedroom, put her on her bed and turned the light out. I am haunted now by her little strangled noises of outrage as I carried her. 20 minutes later she did it again. Of course, I was so worked up that I couldn't sleep after that.
I thought we had a routine here: each morning for 3 weeks now I've woken up at 7:30, gone downstairs, let the dog out, made breakfast for Mum and then taken a bath while she ate. Usually, I have to help Mum dress, reminding her what to put on next. Today she was fully dressed at 4, and had helped herself to a bowl of cereal. Unfortunately, with all my crockery in the dishwasher, Mum had used an old bowl I keep under a plant pot and which is dirty and cracked, and probably infused with plant food. If she starts putting on inches, or growing ferns out of her ears, I'll blame the 'Baby Bio'...
I didn't think it wise to drive this morning and I considered placing Mum in a different day-care place, locally, one geared to advanced Dementia, but I couldn't do it because it would have been revenge, which should never be acted upon (I always say: 'Revenge is sweet but I'm counting calories'). Instead we're back to me trying to work here while Mum creaks up the stairs every few minutes, then creaks down again having left the loo un-flushed.
I went out for sandwiches at lunchtime. I gave Mum hers just as my phone rang. I walked into the next room to take the call. When I came back, Mum was finishing the sandwich..... except that her sandwich was still on the plate in front of her. She had reached over and taken my sandwich out of the bag. I'm vegetarian, so I couldn't eat her prawn/avocado combo, so that was my lunch gone.
Apparently she can move in on Friday. Almost there. Oh to be in bed right now!