One of my dear friends who helps me with the gardens in our park has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Just getting the diagnosis is bad enough, but she is covered by a Medicare HMO and they are denying her the right to have a biopsy. Her... Read more
Well, another week closer to being done with radiation for DH. It is taking a toll and I can tell as each week progresses, he is more tired. By the time we get to Friday, he can hardly wait to get home and get to his recliner to nap. I am hap... Read more
This past week has really been up and down for DH and myself. He has been having good and bad days and even ones that start out good may not end up like that. This Thursday was a really bad one pretty much all day long and evening just made it... Read more
After having a total meltdown over the weekend, I think I am on the way to returning to my "normal" self-whatever normal is. I know I will continue to have my ups and downs going thru this but I think letting myself go was just what I needed. ... Read more
An update - the best news is that my son arrived safely in Williston, ND. The bad weather is following him but he beat it by leaving right after he got off work on his last day at his old job, he drove the 1,000+ miles in about 19 hours. I was... Read more
You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind,
But GOD KEPT me sane. (Isa. 26:3)
There were times when I thought I could go no longer,
But the LORD KEPT me moving. (Gen 28:15)
At times, I've wanted to lash ou... Read more
We have dad's mobile home all cleaned up and ready to go. Not bad in my book with everything else going on. We took the last batch of stuff to the thrift store today so glad to have that out of my hair.
We took a notice to the office so we c... Read more
A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was aroun... Read more
I know everyone else is a week ahead of me, but I lost last week trying to get rested back up from our trip north and had to get back into our afternoon routine of radiation for DH.
We worked mornings on cleaning things out at dad's and I am... Read more
I woke up,
I lifted my arms,
I moved my knees,
I turned my neck....
Everything made the same noise:
....I came to a conclusion:
I am not old,
I am crispy!!!
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I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. (Ah, Dad, now I wish I had paid even more attention to what you were trying to tell me)
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows. ... Read more
I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!
I got this from a friend, and it does make good sense. Why didn't I think of this???? A great idea!! With winter storms arriving I thought this was worth sharing.
Due to a thun... Read more
2012 is starting a new whole new chapter in DH's and my life. For the past 2 and 1/2 years our life has revolved around taking care of my dad and now that is no longer an issue. We still have things to resolve such as getting his home cleaned... Read more
We have arrived safely and Dad got the best trip-he flew from Tampa to St. Louis on Delta Airlines and arrived late Tues eve. I think he got the best of this trip north.
We had a long trip up here but thankfully no major hangups with traffic-... Read more