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let's do Yoga with Bossy Daughter!

Friday, August 28, 2015      1 comments

Some of you know that my DD (also referred to as Bossy Daughter by me) has a vicious brain cancer, and is in the fight for her life. She lives in Massachusetts. And my DH has Alzheimer's. We live in Washington state. To say this is H... Read more

This is too important to miss

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      0 comments

I know we are not supposed to post political stuff here, but this one is simply too important to miss. It concerns one of our own vets. It doesn't matter who you vote for, just be informed as to what your candidate's morals and credentials ar... Read more

the 36 Hour Day

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      3 comments

This is the name of the book I was referred to. I bought it the same day, and nave started reading it. The book focuses on the diseases of Alzheimer's, Dementia and Brain Damage. It is extremely insightful for me! As some of you know... Read more

Why Did You Join a Team Anyway??

Monday, July 13, 2015      6 comments

I don't want to sound sanctimonious or that I am lecturing, but I belong to the Spirited Underdogs team and half of the team members are not logging in or waiting to just log in their weight on Saturdays. This is NOT TEAM SPIRIT!!! I j... Read more

Yesterday's Break is Over, Today? Back to the Grind!

Saturday, July 11, 2015      5 comments

My friend Irene invited me to lunch yesterday. It was the first break I have had for a while, and it was WONDERFUL!!!! We spent three whole hours of just sitting and chatting about whatever came to mind. We didn't even mention DH or DD. It w... Read more

I'm Feeling the Burnout

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      10 comments

I can feel the burnout from giving so much care to daughter and hubby. I have been neglecting myself and proper rest time and "ME" time. It is showing in my physical strength, my mental capabilities and my emotional being. I go to my ... Read more

Most Admired Woman

Thursday, May 21, 2015      23 comments

Hello Sparkies, I am back from a very difficult trip to Massachusetts. I was visiting with my DD, otherwise known as Bossy Daughter. She has a very rare type of brain cancer. I met a woman there I never knew existed. My daughter. ... Read more

Getting all ready to go

Friday, May 08, 2015      2 comments

Today I am getting the house, laundry and some of the yard all ready for me to be gone. I leave on May 12 for Massachusetts to visit my Darling Daughter who has brain cancer. She and I will (her healthier and strength permitting) take a pa... Read more

Busy Days Ahead

Wednesday, May 06, 2015      1 comments

today I go to Quilt Club. That's a good thing. Today I am working on getting Benny's air transportation so he arrives on May 22 or May 23. That's a good thing. today I work on the plan for while I am in Massachusetts, visiting my DD... Read more


Tuesday, April 07, 2015      5 comments

This morning I learned some sad news about Bossy Daughter's treatment modalities. She begins radiation and chemo therapy on April 14, and is really frightened about it. I wish I could do the "Mommy will kiss it and make it better" thing, b... Read more

I'm getting Stronger

Monday, March 09, 2015      3 comments

This morning after my walk, I showered, dressed and did my hair all by myself. It took a lot of patience, huffing and puffing, and blowing out the pain messages, but I did it. Now I am all ready for my care giver to come take me to see t... Read more

Crocuses and Daffodils are blooming!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      1 comments

Take heart, those of you covered with snow! On my walks today, and in my yard, I saw crocuses and daffodils in bloom. The trees are budding. SPRING WILL COME TO YOU!!!! Read more

I'm on my way Back!!!

Monday, February 23, 2015      6 comments

Ok. So the surgery was a bit more intense than we expected. But today I can actually wiggle my fingers enough to try to let you know how I am doing. Than answer? TERRIFIC!!! THAT's how I am doing. Today DH helped me get a shower ... Read more

Things to Make on a Monday Afternoon

Monday, January 26, 2015      5 comments

Here is the first insulated bowl that I made today. It will be terrific for when putting something into the microwave, but the dish or bowl gets too darned hot to get out. Just put the bowl into the insulated bowl holder, pop it into the micro... Read more

My Latest Creations

Sunday, January 25, 2015      5 comments

As a lot of you know, I am having shoulder replacement surgery Feb. 10. I can't lift anything heavy, so can't work on the full size quilts. DH is acting out his Alzheimer's the past couple of days by laying corpse-like in his bed, wanting ... Read more

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