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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Daughter in flight home. She should get there around 8:30. Had a wonderful time with her. Got to spend a lot of time with her, Grandma got to spend time with her, got to spend time with her dad and with her friends. Hard to see her go but know she's become the beautiful lady she is by doing what she we give them wings to soar.

Hopefully she and boyfriend will be home in 2 1/2 months for Christmas. Just when they become wonderful people to be with...they move far away.... emoticon

Mom was a pill today. I woke up and thought about calling her and then forgot. She called us at 8:30 and wondered where we were...we had told her 9 -9:30 and we always call before we come get her...and she called on my cell phone and boy was she mad at me because I'd told her 8 am. Daughter and hubby and I had together told her 9 - 9:30 but she was hot at me....probably why she called my cell phone. Guess it's part of the Alheimers...used to let it roll off but it really ticks me off. I try never to say anything and tend to get quiet and take it. It does no good to argue as she gets more upset and angry. Guess it's another clue that moving her in with us would be a very bad idea down the road. Not sure I want to live with all the anger and confusion...will have me thinking I'm right there with her. It would be so much easier if she was easy to get a long with but she has always been and Extra Grace Required and it's growing worse as the disease progresses. My dear sweet aunt at 90 is such a joy to be around and my mother in law is 76 and so contankerous and difficult and moody and seeminly so ungreatful. She is always complaining about something and my Aunt is always talking about her blessings....and dwelling on the positive.

I sound like her right????? I have felt so blessed with this visit from my daughter. She is so good with Grandma...more like I used to be. I enjoyed my time with my daughter. God knows doesn't He! It seemed just what my heart needed. A good long visit. And time with my son here as his wife was traveling. How precious to have them both under our roof once again. How very blessed and special memories I have to treasure. Daughter and I got many early walks in before I went to work. Precious times together. I am so thankful and feel so blessed, Our God is truly awesome. He sometimes blesses us in ways we never dreamed or beyond or dreams and thoughts.

I do try to remember that Mom is so precious to us as our only living parent. I try to remember how fragile and fleeting this time is with her. One day she too will be gone and I will wish for the aggrevations back just to have her around once again. I try always to remember that which helps to keep my mouth shut when I want to argue or speak back when she is angry with us or mean., I know this is a scary season of her life and control is slipping out of her reach.

I'm in this seaon for a reason and planning to learn and grow from my experiences.

Have a report to type up for work tomorrow. So hard to focus with phones and customers coming in to think it all through and put it down.

Off to enjoy the evening and treasuring memories of a lifetime.

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MNABOY 10/7/2012 11:30PM

    Bitter sweet is still sweet.

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NDTEACHER1 10/7/2012 9:33PM

    Glad you had some good memories and hopefully your mom will have a better day tomorrow. Hang in there and just love her even when she is unlovable. Too bad you get the brunt of her anger.

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CSDAYS 10/7/2012 8:18PM

    Glad to be with your daughter and I had a day with my granddaughter. We baked her first pumpkin pie together (she's 11), went shopping, and of course enjoyed each other.


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Terrific Thursday

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Took the day off and am going to spend it with my daughter. There is a little town Waynesville about 45 mintues away that is full of lillte antique shops and gifts shops. It's really a neat little town. Daughter doesn't remember ever going there and we are going to spend the day wandering around it. It has little restaurants and one I especially like. It will be fun just spending the day with her.

I have enjoyed her visit so much. Usually she is just here for a few days...the 10 days has been wonderful...a very good visit. She's gotten to spend time with Grandma and she just loves time with her Grand daughter. They have had a good time together.


Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Have thoroughly enjoyed my time with my kids. Son left for home yesterday after dinner. It was nice having our kids around the table for meals. It was just nice having them around. Talked to our daughter in law in Turkey. Amazing what these electronic things can do. We can see people far away in seconds. Makes the distance seem not so far. She travels back this weekend. So far her event is going smoothly. She organizes and sets up training for her company. I would love the travel...and she dislikes traveling overseas. I would love hearing all the motivational speakers she hires to speak at the events.

Planning to take Thursday off for a day of adventuring wth my daughter. She went to a friend's daughter's soccer game and went home with them and spent time with her kids. Little kids just love her.

Not raining so planning to walk with daughter this AM. Been so nice to have her around.

Off to make it a great day!

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EDITOR 10/4/2012 8:43AM

    Good for you! PTL!

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CLWALDRO 10/2/2012 6:19AM

    WOW you are blessed to have such a wonderful family.
Best wishes on you journey to better health and your walk with God emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 10/2/2012 5:35AM

  Your Tuesday sound eventful and high-spirited. You are an optimistic person and that is great. How nice to have your children around. Have a blessed day!

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WILSON1926 10/2/2012 5:32AM

    Great post

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EDITOR 10/2/2012 5:29AM

    Make it a terrific Tuesday, Kathleen. You have such a lovely family that God has blessed you with---and BTW, praise God indeed for technology! I will catch up on that one day.

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Magnificient Monday

Monday, October 01, 2012

Had such a good time with my kids. Brought Mom home with us after church and our son made omelets for everyone...except Grandma who wanted scrambled eggs. We celebrated hubby's birthday and he opened gifts.

After breakfast we skyped (sp?) my daughter in law in Turkey and got to see the beautiful view out her hotel window. She arrived safe and sound...yet tired. She is there for work - in charge of a big training meeting this week. Oh the places our kids will go.....then we skyped our daughter's boyfriend (probably future son in law) and everyone got to talk and wave. Then we took off for the Mum Festival in town at the park. Grandma has perked up. We bought mums and got Grandma a wrought iron pumpkin with a vine and orange berries on it. Nin walked around well. It's amazing how a little attention gets her up and going. Then we came home and I made dinner. We had a good time and then daughter took grandma home...guessing she slept some last night with all the activity.

Then the four of us played a couple of games of Yahtzee. What a wonderful weekend. It felt like all was right with the world. Been a long time since we just had the two of our kids together under the same roof...all to ourselves. Our son commented how restful and calming it was. They live in a big city and are always on the go. I think we are on the go...but it's more of a laid back atmosphere...and you don't have all the traffic...and it's quieter when I think of it.

Now off to wake up daughter so we can walk this AM. Just feeling so blessed for this time out in life to enjoy our adult children and spend time with them. Grandma has enjoyed herself. Daughter took her shopping Friday and they both had the best time. It warmed my heart to see them together. It reminded me of how I used to be with her. My daughter is becoming more like me.

Daughter is mending some fences with old friends. Interesting...her last boyfriend here she was kinda mean to when she broke up with him....ran into him and they hadn't spoken for 5 years and they talked some and she apologized. He told her he was glad they'd talked and wished her well. She even met up with an old girlfriend from high school and they talked some. Glad she is mending fences. Think it frees her up. Interesting to see how she has changed and how God is molding her into the beautiful lady she is.

Off to work and enjoying the times with my kids. I am so thankful God carved out this time for us.

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LJCANNON 10/1/2012 10:02PM

    emoticon What a Beautiful Weekend you had!!

emoticon It is amazing that we can "Skype" with people clear across the world!! With the leaps and bounds that we have made in communication in the past 25 years (remember Mannix's Car Phone on the old TV Series?!) I can't imagine how we will be staying in touch in another 25 Years.

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AVANELL 10/1/2012 7:28PM

    Your blogs about your visit with your children has so blessed me! I think it's because I would love to have those times with my own! It warms my heart to hear of how much fun your whole family has had together! May you treasure these memories and hold them close to your heart!

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Sunday Evening

Sunday, September 30, 2012

So enjoying time with my kids. Have had both of them home this weekend. That so rarely happens. Just warms my heart and feel as though everything is right! Daughter in law is in Turkey and we talked to her live from her room and we saw her beautiful views outside. Saw and spoke to daughter's boyfriend. Mom has spent a lot of time with us and enjoyed herself. Went to Mum Festival and Mom walked all around and laughed a lot. It has done al of us good to spend time together.

Off to spend more time together. I'm off to work tomorrow and son is spending the day with his sister and then heading home tomorrow night. Have had a wonderful time together.

Off to make more family memories together.

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EDITOR 10/1/2012 8:22AM

    I am impressed that you and yours seek out opportunities for His Love and mending. Hoping DH got all and more than he expected for his B'Day. Also hoping back to work all will be well. and not break the right feeling.

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DGFOWLER 10/1/2012 5:33AM

    There's nothing like making memories... love the sound of that. I spent yesterday evening worrying about my 13 yr old grandson who has been sick throwing up since Friday and spiked a temp of 106.8. They took him to the hospital gave him tons of antibiotics and motrin and sent him home... Ki says his temp was 99 about 1 am..

Have a great Monday Kathleen.. Donna

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EDITOR 10/1/2012 2:11AM

    Nothing like family time together!

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AVANELL 9/30/2012 10:38PM

    Sounds like such a great time! You are very blessed!

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