My travels in the air never seem to subside much. I have just gotten back from my trip to Europe with Alex, only to turn around and hop on a plane to Edmonton.
This weekend was even quicker than usual. I arrived Saturday morning at 11 am and am heading home on Sunday at 4:30 pm.
It was still a trip that was packed. I delivered some items to the IRIS location in South Edmonton, drove out to the east end to pick up my niece and then drove to the West End of Edmonton to go and see my mom in her new residence.
It is about five minutes south from her previous nursing home and a world away in regards to amenities and care. This place is definitely designed to make the residents’ lives somewhat easier.
Mom seems to have settled into her new room reasonably well. She is still struggling with the world but, I can rest easier knowing that she is getting quality care.
I was able to visit with her again at lunchtime and we were even able to have a video call with my cousins Nan and Tjalline in the Netherlands. They haven’t seen or spoken with Mom in almost 12 years, so it was very sweet to have mom connect with her Dutch roots and converse in her native tongue.