This week I finally got all the vital information transferred from my 2014 calendar/planner to the 2015 version. It's usually about this time each year that I get tired of carrying both planners in my purse and get off my duff and get it done.
This year's planner, for the first time in 9 years, does not contain a special "mom" section. The mom section began in 2006 out of necessity. The necessity for me to be able to recall at any given time what Angie's social security number was, the name & numbers of all her doctors, what pharmacy she used, as well as all those pesky banking details. I had to call Chris one day from the drive up window of our bank because I could not remember my own PIN number, you can bet I could never remember Angie's.
There was the list of medications, dosages, when I needed to order re-fills (raise your hand now if you have ever made your mom count how many pills she had left). Information about Tricare, Medicare, the credit union in California where she had maintained an account since 1964, and pertinent health facts that I would need to know when filling out the multitude of forms required at each and every doctors visit.
Given all this you can see why I might still have a copy of her military ID and insurance cards in the very last section of my new planner. Just in case. In case of what I can't say.
Better safe than sorry though. That is what Angie would say.