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Carpe Diem
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      8 comments

I used to be very socially active, and had a full life with lots of smiles and happiness. Then DH became very seriously ill, and I wound up being his care taker. That put the kabosh on my social life. For 2 1/2 years I rarely got ou... Read more
Outdoors in the Sunshine
Monday, June 05, 2017      5 comments

I have had flu the past three days, and today awoke feeling a lot better, except for this stupid persistent coughing fits. It was a lovely day here.......warm temps, full sunshine, and I noticed a beautiful rose in bloom on one of my plants... Read more
Trip to Family Part 4
Thursday, June 01, 2017      3 comments

Ok. So now you know what happened to me, and probably think "there isn't any more she could possibly tell us about her trip". Well, not so. As you read yesterday, we did attend the college graduation. GD graduated with highest honors in ... Read more
Trip to my family part 3
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      3 comments

Okay. So we got up, got dressed and off to Urgent Care we go. Even though it is a bit chilly, I have to wear shorts because my jeans won't go over the swollen foot and leg. It is throbbing and totally black with bruises. The Doc takes xr... Read more
Trip to my family part 2
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      3 comments

My DD and I have a favorite story about when she was little that she loves to tell to her kids. Being a single parent, I had to leave my daughter with a babysitter while I worked. Every evening after work, I would pick her up and head to t... Read more
Trip to my Family
Monday, May 29, 2017      4 comments

I went to Massachusetts for a visit with my daughter and her girls for over Mother's Day. The weather in Mass was as usual......all four seasons in one day. We didn't put away our winter jackets, just left them on the chair backs. The n... Read more
Taking Care of Me
Friday, May 26, 2017      5 comments

I did care taking for my DH for over 2 1/2 years. He had Alzheimer's, along with TB and MAC. He was a very sick man. Many people told me I should put him in an Assisted Living Center, but both he and I vowed we would never put the other i... Read more
CHOPSTICKS!!!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      6 comments

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
Thursday, April 06, 2017      6 comments

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
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      9 comments

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
Invitation
Saturday, March 25, 2017      6 comments

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
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      23 comments

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
Saturday, March 04, 2017      11 comments

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
Thursday, March 02, 2017      15 comments

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
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      9 comments

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

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