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The End is very Near
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      22 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
Beating The Mounds
Sunday, February 19, 2017      5 comments

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
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      3 comments

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
Sunday, February 05, 2017      0 comments

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
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      7 comments

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.....
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      4 comments

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???
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      2 comments

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
I CAN Finding Ten Minutes for Fitness
Sunday, December 18, 2016      7 comments

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
HAPPY THANKSGIVING and HAPPY NO LEFT OVERS!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      6 comments

About 20 years ago we made a major decision about Thanksgiving. I cleaned and cooked and baked and polished for a week before the "big day". It was common for us to have 20+ people as guests. By the time the "DAY" came, I was low on thank... Read more
Puppies Change the Day Big Time!!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      7 comments

Good Morning Sparkies, I know we aren't supposed to be posting political stuff or advertising stuff, but this one is simply TOO GOOD to not share!!! No Politics could ever make anything this much fun! Don't know about the # of food... Read more
Post Election Drama
Saturday, November 12, 2016      12 comments

I can't believe what people are putting themselves through because of the election results. I mean! GROUP CRYING???!!! GROUP SETTING FIRES TO OTHER'S PROPERTY??!! PEOPLE THREATENING TO LEAVE U.S.???!!... Read more
Apple Crisp for 2
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      4 comments

Apple Crisp For Two Recipe TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. MAKES: 2 servings Ingredients 1 large tart apple, peeled and sliced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats 2 tabl... Read more

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