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Going Back
Sunday, September 18, 2016      4 comments

I have a rowing machine in my office. I go in spurts as to how often I use it. But this year has been pretty difficult, so haven't taken the time to row my way to a strong healthy body. Today I changed that. The change is completely due ... Read more
Herky-Jerky Workout
Saturday, September 17, 2016      3 comments

OK. So I put my Bob Marley CD on, get it started, and get my body ready for my full body workout. I'm doing great on my wall pushups (after finishing the wall squats with ball) and DH comes in. Some of you know DH has Alzheimer's,... Read more
My Daughter's Cancer Saga
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      3 comments

Written by my DD A lot can change in a year So, my friends have pointed out repeatedly over the course of the last two weeks. For example, when I was visiting one of my friends the other afternoon and he handed me a Striped Zebra Cake. ... Read more
Savoring Wonderful Memories
Monday, August 15, 2016      4 comments

The time has come for us to sell the airplane. DH has Alzheimer's, and is not safe to fly any more. I have my license and have been flying for over 30 years, but I don't know airplane mechanics well enough to service my own plane, so I am ... Read more
Will Power or Planned Determination?
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      1 comments

Today one of lovely team leaders directed us to the article about WillPower. So I read it, and too be truthful, got nothing out of it. I have lived too long with my Will Power to trust it. As quickly as I state "I'm gonna do this" or "I'm... Read more
It Takes a Village to do a Quilt Show
Sunday, July 17, 2016      1 comments

If you've ever been to a quilt show, you probably only noticed the beautiful, stunning quilts and felt surrounded by color and talent. Well, you were! But how many visitors of the quilt show ever stop and look beyond the quilts to se... Read more
You MUST Read this if you want to believe in MIRACLES!!
Saturday, June 25, 2016      12 comments

Some of you know that my daughter has "incurable brain cancer". She was given a 100% death prognosis. She has had tumors removed from her brain, went through chemo, radiation and a whole host of very nasty medications that have ugly side e... Read more
Too Much Stress Makes Sandy Have heartburn and deep chest pains
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      7 comments

Hi Sparkies, This is the easier way I can find to let you all know at one time what has been happening to me all day. I have been having deep chest pains and heartburn all afternoon. Not a good sign for women. I am under a lot of... Read more
So There I was, exercising away, when the phone rings
Monday, June 13, 2016      5 comments

I almost didn't answer the phone when it rang. I was doing my workout. Curiosity won. I picked up the phone, and it was my dentist's office regarding my 10 A.M. appointment today. CRAP!!! I had forgotten all about it! ... Read more
Cleaning House with Alzheimer's
Sunday, May 15, 2016      3 comments

So today I decided that I needed to clean the main floor of our house. I mean, REALLY clean it. It's not so easy to keep a house clean with an Alzheimer's person living in it. They become notorious hoarders. Stuff gets "saved" all the ti... Read more
Positive Self Talk = Positive Self Attitude= Positive Self Actions
Friday, May 13, 2016      13 comments

I signed up for the Realistic group,and today's challenge was about Positive Self Talk. I smiled when I saw it, because I happen to understand that and have practiced it a whole lot in my life. Life doesn't have Thomas' Rules of Order, no... Read more
Apple And Orange Salad with Walnuts and Feta
Friday, April 22, 2016      1 comments

Ingredients: 3 Oranges 1 Red Apple 3 T orange juice 2 T olive oil 1 T lemon juice 1/4 t coarse sale (sea salt) 1/8 t ground black pepper 1/2 C crumbled Feta or Bleu Cheese 1 c candied walnuts (recipe following at bottom of p... Read more
Eliminating Stressful People
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      3 comments

Some of you know that my only living child has incurable brain cancer, and my DH has Alzheimer's. These are true stressors. So let me brag a little about something I did today that removes a lot of stress for me. I eliminated my two s... Read more
GET THIS!!!! He failed and they gave him a new test date!!
Saturday, February 20, 2016      3 comments

For those of you who have been following my saga with DH and his Alzheimer's, there is yet another incomprehensible result. He has failed his road test twice now, and today was the road test again. He failed it. "That's good," I tho... Read more
Alzheimer's, the DMV and Insanity
Sunday, February 07, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday was DH's driving test. He has Alzheimer's, and it ain't getting any better, nor will it. So the DMV sends him this notice that his license is suspended until he takes a written and driving test, which are scheduled at different t... Read more

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