Mom must have decided Judy/Lucy was cold. She tore off the tie for the slipcover for this chair, and made Judy a scarf. No more cold neck!
I found out that the grocery store I usually shop at has an online shopping service. You place your order, they go pick everything out, and you can pick it up, or they will deliver it. For me, (I am about 20 miles away) the delivery fee would be $11.00. If I pick it up, it would be $5.00. They waive the $5.00 shopping fee for delivery orders over $50.00.
Both fees would be worth it. It seems sort of yuppy-ish, ooh, I am so important or so busy I can't even shop for myself. I have to get over that feeling. I limit the trips to town as much as possible, so do all the errand running in one trip. This is difficult on Mom. The getting in and out of the truck at each stop is hard for her, and very time consuming. In the summer, when the heat has built up inside, she just plain doesn't want to get back in.
Grocery shopping with Mom in tow is an exercise in frustration for both of us. Once I finally get her out of the truck, there is the giant revolving door to deal with. Then I have to get her past the table of bakery specials they place right at the entrance to tempt you. I am trying to get a cart and keep her from opening a plastic box of cookies or donuts at the same time. Aargh! I won't go through the whole grocery store experience, but I imagine it is like shopping with a child who tries to put all the candy and cookies and crackers and chips in the cart when you aren't looking. Except Mom can reach everything. It can literally take hours to do grocery shopping, and we are usually both very frustrated.
One windy March day, after a particularly frustrating hour in the store, we were going out the giant revolving door pushing the cart full of groceries. Mom felt the cold wind, stopped short, and tried to go back in. I had to let go of the cart to catch her from going in the wrong way and getting smashed by the #$%^#@#@ revolving door, and the cart started rolling down the slight incline into the parking lot. I literally had to drag Mom out of the way of the door, and she was struggling with me to go back in. A kindly man saw what was happening, caught the cart, brought it back to me, and offered to push it out to the car for me. Did you know a little act of kindness can just push you over the edge? I started crying. Well worth the $5.00 to avoid the whole thing, right?
I'm going to try it the next time we head to town.