Dementia leads to a lot of circular conversations.
Mimi asks us the same questions ever day. After about a year of this, we realized making some visual aids could help the situation. We started with large posters on her bedroom wall and she reads them often. Then, I stumbled across the custom kids books on Artifact and thought it would be cool to make Mimi a book that answers all her usual questions like where is her mother and is there a funeral today. She loves the book but, like with the posters, always forgets it exists. So, every day, I show it to her all over again and it's sweet to see her eyes light up because someone made a whole book about her. I'm pretty sure this is the only thing I've ever done that has actually impressed her.
Tired Mimi gets these teeny tiny eyes. They aren't slits like your average mostly-closed eyes, oh no, they're perfectly round tiny butthole opening eyes. I've never seen anything like it before in my life.
We spent €17
We spent €23
We kinda balled out this week at the flea market all high on wedding anniversary vibes. We still didn't spend a lot but it felt like it. Probably because we splurged on art and these fancy plates we really didn't need but I love them.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.