There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is a very important tool in my line of work. We go through many jars a month to keep mom from getting diaper rash. At Wal-mart I found out that if you buy the store brand petroleum jelly in the large container in the pharmacy dept. It is cheaper than the same brand that is in the baby needs section of the Health and Beauty Aids dept. The lids are a different color but they are still the store brand and same size jar.I can't remember how much cheaper. I keep forgetting to write it down so I can tell everyone. Around 5 cents I think. And don't go to the baby department they just have little jars. Seems like having Petroleum jelly in 3 differant places is a bit much. I guess that is the way they make there money. It is the same with baby wipes or handy wipes. They have them all over the place. I have not checked to see which is cheaper. The health and beauty aids dept. have lots more to pick from and in bigger packages. So my bet is on the health and beauty aids dept. being cheaper than the others. And baby wipes are cheaper than the adult wipes. Bad thing is the sheets are so much smaller but they still work.
Did I mention that it is 6 a.m. I should be in bed. Could not sleep. Everyone else is a sleep except the birds. They are singing so I think this is going to be a nice spring day.
If you don't see your comments I have been accidently deleteing before they got published or something sorry. I be dumb.


  1. Thinking of you Karen. I will see my father tomorrow...and love it and dread it at the same time.

    Love to you~Rebecca

  2. Every time I read an entry I am struck dumb by the amount of care you must be giving your mother and the time you have to give in order to do it well. i have said it before you are an angel. I am so glad you can find happiness in the smallest things like birds chirping. You humble us all

  3. Karen, you are amazing.
    But, you probably DO need more sleep!
    All best wishes, Cass

  4. Your mom is sure lucky to have such a loving caring daughter.

  5. You're so right about checking out different areas of good ole Wal Mart for the price differences; I've noticed that too.

    I ditto what everyone else has said.....You are an amazing daughter!

  6. Dosen't your hospice supply wipes and some barier cream for your mom? they do here.. Hope your having a good week.

  7. Thanks guys I'm no angel but thanks. And the hospice does give me barier cream than I finish up with lots of cheap vasoline. Just seems like a the more the better. I love to over do. :)


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