Gratuitous cat photo, because her name is Puddin'.
What I really want to talk about though is pudding. Chocolate Fudge Pudding.
Every so often, Mom goes through a phase where she will not take her pill. It gets spit out across the room, or she takes it out of her mouth and throws it across the room. When she is in that phase, I mash the pill into little bits, and put it in pudding.
It serves a two fold purpose. Not only will she eat her pill right up, but she likes to help make it. Yes, it's just the instant out of a box kind. She likes to do the stirring though.
Mom is in that phase right now. Last night I got out the box of pudding, and a little bit of happiness flowed through me. Let me tell you why.
A while ago, I was on the phone with a friend while I was assembling the pudding so Mom could stir. I mentioned to my friend what I was doing, explaining why, and that the chocolate fudge flavor is Mom's favorite, then we moved on to other subjects.
A while after that, I received a package from her. It may have been Christmas or my birthday, I don't recall. Tucked into the package were several boxes of chocolate fudge pudding. I laughed and cried. She had listened, and sent something that makes caring for Mom a little easier. Just a silly little box of pudding can make a difference.
May you all have a friend that will send you chocolate fudge pudding.