A little bit of a busy day today. I'm picking up my aunt and driving her to my cousin's house, and from there they'll head to our homeland in Pennsylvania, and I'll head home. Normally this is the kind of errand that makes me a little crazy - all that driving - but if you knew my aunt, you'd know why I don't mind.
She has a puff of curly white hair that is brighter and whiter every time I see her, like the puff of a dandelion. She also gets a little smaller every time I see her, and she has always been petite. One of these days, I swear we're just going to be able to tuck her in our purse and carry her along wherever we go.
Like many people with Alzheimer's disease, she remembers some things but not others. I called her a couple of hours before we went out to dinner with her last week, and when I showed up at her door, she exclaimed "What a nice surprise!" On the other hand, she's been counting on this trip to Pennsylvania for weeks and won't let any of us forget about it.
She has great recall of her years growing up on a farm and going to school at a two-room schoolhouse (kind of the slicker version of the one-room schoolhouse), and I love hearing her stories. So we'll talk about that today.
Before I pick her up, I'm going to try to get a couple of Etsy listings done, and this sweet little tablecloth, marked "Danish design" is among them.