It's great that your mom is adjusting so well! This disease is awful but it's much easier to bear when a loved one is cheerful instead of unhappy.
We didn't get the snow and ice, just flurries. But it is SOOO SOOO cold here for this time of year!
Although my dad isn't with me anymore (he's with my sister), I can relate to feeling lucky. When my sister took my dad almost 3 years ago (
I can't believe it's been that long ago!), I thought she'd have him a few months at MOST. I've let my sister take over everything when it concerns my dad. She's done some very shady things with his money and such but she is taking good care of him. I haven't totally given up on helping him if she becomes unable to. I am willing to take over with outside help if it becomes too much for her.
In the beginning, we agreed that dad would go where he wants to when he wants to. But we had to change that arrangement a bit when he got worse. He started saying "I want to go to R's this weekend." The weekend would come and he would stay in bed saying "Not now." R lives 700 miles from me so it's not like I can pick up and go at the drop of a hat. So we came up with no less than 3 months in one place. That's when we really had to get creative with the lies. You all know what I mean.
We didn't get the snow and ice, just flurries. But it is SOOO SOOO cold here for this time of year! Last night it was in the teens. And it was 71 just a couple of days ago.