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Today I am sharing a few of my favorite outfits and a quick update on my grandfather. I know, a strange combination of events but sometimes mixing in post topics makes for an interesting read right? So what’s going on here lately? Well it’s zero degrees today, we got about 6 inches of snow over the weekend, my grandfather is wicked crabby and my mom’s horse broke a tooth (well she thinks he did).
Here is my grandfather getting his first Starbucks with my son last week at the grocery store.
My grandfather has been having a rough 45 days or so. He is getting more and more confused and more agitated as the days go by. This is my grandparents 6th year living with us and every winter, my grandfather kind of changes. Although, this year is more due to his dementia and ALZ. I know he gets depressed when the cold weather gets here and being 87 years old doesn’t help. My dad told him he couldn’t go to work anymore and that he was all done. After 3 falls in December last year, it was time for him to retire. I know, it sounds crazy “retirement at 87 years old.” My grandfather has worked his entire life and still thinks he needs to but his body is done. Literally. He only worked 10 hours a week at my dad’s work and it was mostly just to give him something to do (he swept the floors). He didn’t exactly agree to retire willingly but it’s for his own good.
Sometimes the things my grandfather says and does lately are so far fetched that it’s like “he’s faking it” but he’s not. It’s so hard to watch him deteriorate but keeping it humorous kind of helps. I can’t help but laugh at him sometimes which makes him laugh too.-ha
On another note, I got this shirt and vest from my son for Christmas and I LOVE this vest. It has a removable fur hood and looks great with jeans and leggings.
My Favorite Outfits
On another note, I live in these jeans. Is that bad?
Did you see my last post about my grandfather and his Epic Fight with the Belt? If you like cute stories about my grandfather, this is a good one.
Hoping to get my grandfather out of the house today so he isn’t driving my grandmother crazy. Now that he can’t go to work with my dad, he is literally going nuts. He likes to go get coffee through the drive thru at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts so hoping to get that accomplished this afternoon ;). Be sure to check out our dementia diaries series and our new fashion page for more outfit inspiration. This post also contains affiliate links for your shopping pleasure.
What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.