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Busy Week, Shopping and Weather

Thursday, December 22, 2011

This week has been a whirlwind of activity. I got to bake some with my daughter, we went to Las Cruces and I got new glasses, we wrapped presents, and we went to visit my mother in the Alzheimers ward.

Seeing my mom was not as stressful as it often is. She was having a good day and actually cracked some jokes. I only bawled once and my daughter managed not to get upset at all. My mom thinks she owns the place and works there as well. She believes she brings people to the place because they got something out of the air that makes them a little "nutty". Alzheimers just sucks! Mom opened her gifts, lots of new clothes and we treked back home just before the snow started in earnest.

The weather has been somewhat unsettled with blizzards in half the state and rain/snow mixes elsewhere. The following are some pictures of neat clouds, a little snow, some sun, I love New Mexico. If you don't like the weather, cross the street or wait five minutes cuz it will change. Enjoy the pictures and may each and everyone of you have a wonderful holiday season.

Spanky will play football inside regardless of the weather outside!

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    Spanky is so adorable! Lots of snow outside this morning with more predicted. I haven't even finished my Christmas shopping because one of my daughters had to have emergency surgery on her lung last week and she was in Memorial Hospital in Las Cruces for 8 days and got out Tuesday. Although I was down there all week I was spending all my time at the hospital and by the time I left to go to a hotel I was too exhausted to think of shopping. So here it is, the day before Christmas eve, snowing, and still shopping and wrapping to do! But I'll get it all done. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and get to do some things you want over your Christmas break. Course a bike ride is most likely out of the picture today LOL!
    2647 days ago
    spanky is adorable.

    been down the alz road twice. it does nothing but suck. try to find the humor in it and roll with her crazy stories. that's all you've got. put yourself in her world while you are with her. try not to get wrapped up in the woman that she was or how sad it is. you will make yourself miserable. that woman is gone. grieve her and enjoy the new one while you can. i wish there was another way, but until they find a cure for this cruel monster it is the most sane way to get thru it

    merry christmas
    2647 days ago
  • BILL60
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. Hang in there and enjoy a great Holiday Season.
    2647 days ago
    Ah Pat, I'm so sorry that your Mom has Alhzeimers. So hard on you and your family. But you still have time to be with her no matter what and that is worth alot. The stoke my Mom had before she died left her thinking I was Connie, and when we realized she was blinded by the stroke it almost killed me. I sat with her for 17 days, and the rest is history, so I have a small idea of how you feel. The dog is darling and the pictures are beautiful. Have a great time with your family this Christmas.
    2648 days ago
    You do indeed sound busy and those are some stressful situations. Thanks for sharing the pics...especially your precious fur baby at play!
    2648 days ago
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