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Eating and Alzheimer's challenges

Friday, February 05, 2016      2 comments

DH has Alzheimer's, and I am seeing so many changes in him coming on fast. Just an example: He used to be a big time veggie and salad eater. Now he has instructed me to not make him any salads. He only likes onions baked potatoes, Costco... Read more

Making Choices for ME

Thursday, February 04, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday we went to Costco. DH was out of his blueberry muffins, so that was the "primary" reason we went. That, and to pick up milk. I added celery, walnuts and Fuji apples to the cart. I knew I had some low fat cool whip i... Read more

Bad News, Good News

Friday, January 29, 2016      7 comments

A lot of you know that DH is in mid-stage Alzheimer's. Because of that, the DMV suspended his license until he got a form filled out by his doctor. Took him to the Doctor, had him examined, and told the Doc about the form. I thought f... Read more

Doing It MY Way

Sunday, January 24, 2016      4 comments

I used to think I needed a pattern created by others to complete any task. The key phrase is "USED TO THINK". I cooked according to recipes. I dressed according to magazines and fashion. I wore my hair in the latest styles…….... Read more

Wonderful Supporters in Spark!

Monday, January 18, 2016      3 comments

I wrote a blog about getting rid of stress-producing people. I didn't expect such wonderful strong support, but I sure got it from Sparkies! Wouldn't it be absolutely wonderful if we could all meet "live", and spend a week just loving each... Read more

Declaration!!! I will NOT let any Added Stressors Get in to My Life.

Saturday, January 16, 2016      7 comments

As most of you already know, I have huge stress in my life right now. Our only living child lives in Massachusetts and has incurable brain cancer that is getting worse. Husband has Alzheimer's and all that goes with that. He and I liv... Read more

Finally, a Day at Home

Friday, January 15, 2016      2 comments

I feel like I am a long distance car driver. I have been going from doctor to doctor, hospital to hospital, clinic to clinic all week long. Lots of appointments for DH. His heart beat rate went up to 188 per minute, so there were a whole ... Read more

Darkness has Fallen on my World Again

Saturday, January 09, 2016      4 comments

Got the news yesterday that DD's cancer is once again growing. She has brain cancer…….one of the types that cannot be cured. After having brain surgery, radiation and chemo, along with vitamins, eating right, doing her yoga and anything el... Read more

Getting Things Done

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      1 comments

DH has Alzheimer's, as most of you know. Some days that causes no time for working out or doing the things I WANT to do. So I came up with a new strategy. Make out my "must Do" list before I go to bed. Get up about an hour and a h... Read more

The Weigh of the Season

Thursday, December 17, 2015      4 comments

Yep. This is "THAT" time of year. Folks making cookies and giving them as gifts, others asking you to join them for meals (which ALWAYS includes desserts), Tempting foods right at your fingertips in the grocery isle. Parties to attend whe... Read more

My Daughter has brain cancer and wrote this so we can understand

Tuesday, November 03, 2015      17 comments

Hello, I'm glad to see that you are awake! This is your brain talking. I had to find some way to communicate with you. I feel like I barely survived WWIII and am still not quite all in one piece. That's why I need you. I need you to take... Read more

Metabolism Advice

Saturday, October 24, 2015      1 comments

Our very own Sheri sent out the Metabolism Advice information, and it is chock full of good stuff! I learned a whole lot from that site. Metabolismadvice.com. I am doing more research on it, and learning all kinds of things new!! thanks, She... Read more

Sol Duc Falls and Old Friends

Monday, October 12, 2015      2 comments

Sol Duc Falls are in the Olympic National Forest, and for ME, the most Spiritual place on earth. My soul rests there and allows healing. Yesterday I had a visit from a very dear friend. She and I have been close friends for 25 years, and ... Read more

Pears and apples and plums oh MY!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      0 comments

I have fruit trees. I mean, I HAVE FRUIT TREES! I have given so much fruit to the Senior Center, the food bank, women's shelters………..and I still have fruit left on the trees. This morning while walking Benny, I was minding my own bu... Read more

Yesterday was a Day From Hell

Friday, October 02, 2015      1 comments

emoticon Have you ever had a day that you are CERTAIN will never end??!! I had one of those yesterday. It ... Read more


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