Ah. Another day to explore and redefine.
I woke up early and tried to get back to sleep, but that wasn't possible.
So Benny and I got up and went outside for a short walk. We noticed the plum tree is in full open bloom, and the pea... Read more
Developing a New ME
Yesterday I went to Quilt Club, and today went to Caregiver's Support Group. I feel quite proud of myself for getting out.
What my REAL intentions are is to hibernate. That is not good.
I must begin to develop myself into a new way o... Read more
The Memorial Service is over, and the real Memorial has begun
DD left to go home yesterday. She took her dog, Henry, with her.
Benny and I are missing them this morning.
last evening I spent my time going through old photos and sorting them out.
Some how, without realizing it, I had forgott... Read more
We cordially invite you to attend a Memorial Service for Ted Collins, aka Edward Collins, IV.
Ted transitioned to Heaven March 23, 2017 after a long, painful illness.
He is survived by his Wife, Sandra Collins, Daughter Cynth... Read more
The End is very Near
Ted is in his last stages of the death process. He is reliving all his technical life, and it is heartbreaking and amazing the things he is “making”. He is walking through his life, sometimes with frustration because “those idiots don’t know h... Read more
Reality Can BE a Very Sad Event
Today I took DH to the doctor again. It was a very sad time.
DH has lost 33 pounds since January when he had his last visit with this doctor.
DH doesn't want to eat, has no appetite, and is sleeping 17-18 hours a day.
The doctor ... Read more
another Sunny Day in the Alternate Universe
Today my DH woke up and told me "My wife died". I asked him to say it again, and he repeated it. So I told him I was sorry to hear that, and he thanked me.
Then an hour later, as I was getting ready to go to my Caregiver's Support Group, ... Read more
Alzheimer's, Pain, and the Red cloth
Okay. Here's a new insight for those of you who have not lived with Alzheimer's on a day to day basis.
DH has Alzheimer's, lives at home, and is constantly teaching me new ways of thinking, both in attitude and action.
DH (bless his h... Read more
Beating The Mounds
I was feeling frustrated and sad over DH's Alzheier's, Benny decided he was going to pee in the house, and I couldn't get to my Breakfast meeting this morning.
The Mounds candy bar was sitting in plain sight on the pantry shelf. A total se... Read more
I Have Been Shoveling
Oh Lord, yes. I have been shoveling snow indeed.
For two days I have been shoveling, and there is still more to go.
It's cold outside, so I have decided to wait a bit to see if it warms up at all. right now we are having snow flurrie... Read more
New way of Rewarding Myself
Hey, I have been thinking about our goals stuff, and want to submit my ideas to you to see what you and the other leaders think.
Rather than have just "goal setting", how about "setting goal and achieving it". It is very easy to SET a g... Read more
Bribery is Not Dead
today I am taking DH with me while I get the car's oil changed and a general check up.
DH used to do it, but his Alzheimer's doesn't let him remember how to get the job done.
Nevertheless, he still balks at the thought of me taking t... Read more
I Just Noticed.....
I like myself and the rest of the world a whole lot more after I have done yoga stretches.
I know, it sounds weird. But before you join the Doubting Thomas Club, give it a try.
I was kind of grumpy today. Then I ate a bowl of fruit s... Read more
What the Hell Week are We ON???
As some of you know, I have been snow and iced in a lot this year. That is very rare for my area.
At first, I saw it snowing, and I quickly got on the jacket and grabbed Benny so we could go out and walk in the snow. It was wonderful, and... Read more
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I CAN Finding Ten Minutes for Fitness
I have a very full plate.
My DH has Alzheimer's and lives here at home. There are only the two of us, so all work and decisions must be made by me.
DH has always been a hoarder, and that hasn't changed with his Alzheimer's. Example... Read more