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

Mom and Dad Happy Times.

Monday, May 31, 2010


I am really excited I got the coolest award ever from Thank you again Donna!
OH! did I say I was really, really,really excited. I really am.

Now, as recipient of this award I must .......and you must!

1. Get really excited that you got the coolest award ever!

2. Choose one of the following options of accepting the Oh My Blog! award:

(a) Get really drunk and blog for 15 minutes straight,

or for as long as you can focus.

(b) Write about your most embarrassing moment.

(c) Write a “soundtrack of your childhood” post.

(d) Make your next blog a ‘vlog’/video blog where

you’re basically talking to the camera about whatever.

(e) Take a picture of yourself first thing in the morning,

before you do anything else (hair, make up, etc) and post it.

3. Pass the award onto at least three, but preferably more,

awesome bloggers and let them know.

Ok, I got all excited for winning this award and as you can see things get a bit hairy around our house in the morning and I have no makeup on . So now I am going to pick three very wonderful people to give this award too. I wish I could give awards to all my blogger friends because you guys are great and like I always say if you don't like doing awards I understand but I want you to know I am thinking of you.
# 1 is Leslie at Something brilliant is brewing because she is one of strongest ladies I know.
#2 goes to Papa he writes great poams and he has Judi and together they are unstoppable.
#3 goes to Judi she takes very pretty pictures . They need to be in a magazine. She has so much talent and shares it free with us. Thanks. And she keeps Papa out of trouble which I bet is hard but I know she loves it.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thank You Bear Hug Waltz

I received an award today. I have to thank Donna at
for this award. She gives me great advice and helps me through hard times with her wonderful poems, words of wisdom, friendship and info. on all things important.We have a lot in common when it comes to our care giving journey. With lots of prayers I do believe we might make it.
The award is the HAPPY 101 and I have to tell you 10 things that make me happy or are my favorite things. Well of course this is 1 of them Blogging. These are in no order so I will just write them as I think them up.
Than there is my Son he has to be number 1 but don't tell him he is in the number 2 spot.When he comes home I just smile from ear to ear. I love the sound of his car door slamming shut.
I guess number 3 would be mom on a good day. If she says something that makes sense I call everyone and tell them before I forget. That makes me happy.
4Th will be eating out . I love to eat out but these days it is take-out a lot. So number 5 will be take-out. I really don't like to cook so take-out makes be very happy.
6 will be baking I love to bake . Don't know why I hate to cook but love to bake. weird right? Eating raw cookie dough makes me happy.
When I have money to go shopping after paying bills makes me happy and just the fact that I get out of the house makes it even better so that is 7 and 8.
I will say getting some lovin from my furry friends sure does make a sad moment into a happy one so Pets are 9.
10 is a going to be getting my awards. I have such good blogging friends. And the fact that they think I deserve awards is beyond me . Thank you all.

Now I am surpose to past this on and I would like to pass this award to some wonderful blogger friends.There are so many I wish I could list them all.
Thanks for coming to visit and sticking around. You all help when I need advice or just someone to listen to me. and you let me into your lives by letting me read your wonderful blogs. You make a long lonely day into a little time in another place. Sometimes you have bad days and sometimes you have good days but sharing your days with me helps me make it through my day . Thank you all for your sweet words. And I pray only good days ahead for all of us and our love ones.

I know some of you don't like to do awards so don't worry about following the directions.I can't remember all the ones who told me that they did not like it. Sorry. But just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Another worry.

Just when I thought I had enough to worry about my son goes and buys himself a motorcycle. Great.
This has been a busy week. My dishwasher is broke so I have been doing dishes by hand. Who does that anymore? And then the sewer backed up. There went $150 down the drain. When the plumber got it unplugged anyway.
But I had one good day. My friend and I went out to eat, shopping here and there and than to the mall. Thanks Charlotte.
Mom is in her easy chair . She is talking away. I answer her but we aren't really talking about anything. Maybe she is but I just don't get it. Since her feet have been blistered I have not been putting her in her easy chair much because I did not want to bust a blister. The last few days I started doing it more because almost all the blisters are gone . She doesn't seem to like it. She does not get comfortable and fall asleep like she used too. Getting her up and down is hard on her feet . They get bumped all the time. So she has been in bed a lot the last few weeks are more. I am trying to get her back on routine . It is not going so well. She got so sick all of a sudden than it takes so long to get her back to normal. We are getting there .Slow but sure.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers to all. My son is in Tulsa Okla. He took his girlfriend to a concert for her birthday. But he spent the day with me yesterday. His girlfriend came over early and brought the fixings for homemade blueberry pancakes. So if I had of stayed in bed a little later might of had breakfast in bed. But I got up just in time for the pancakes to be put on the table.
They were great. Than we went to the spring War Eagle Arts and Crafts fair.There is a big fair in the fall and a small one in the spring. This is the first time I have been to the small one. It was nice. The big one brings in thousands of people. I can live without that. But I have been there many times. After the fair we came home and he made lunch on the grill and homemade fudge for dessert. I had a nice early moms day.
Mom had her same old oatmeal and yogart for her moms day feast. But she seemed enjoyed it.

My sister stayed with mom yesterday and came over today to feed her lunch and help put her down for a nap . Which is not normal for the weekend. Most weekends it's just me and mom. She wanted to be with us on moms day I guess.
While mom was napping my sister and I went hunting out in the shed. Her granddaughter is in need of a dining room table and mom and dad kept everything . So we went to digging and found two old dining tables, two coffee table's , a desk and a baby bassinet. Don't know who's baby that bassinet belonged to but it is nice. I remember the rest of the stuff or seen it in pictures.There is a wood stove out there but I knew it was there. Dad used to have it in the living room. I remember warming my bottom by it many times. Nothing better than a nice warm fire on a cold morning. The rest of the stuff was a surprise. It is fun finding old stuff but a little dusty. Hope all had a nice day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another Day Another Dollar

No dollar for us but at least another day. Mom is sleeping. I could of slept late this morning but my cat wanted out and bugged me till I got up. So I turned and changed mom, let the cat out , ate breakfast and took a shower. And it is just now 7 am. I need to go back to bed. I really need to go the church. Wonder if my son would freak out if he got up and I was gone. For many years we got up every Sunday to go to church with mom . And he even went some without us when mom could not go anymore. But it is not hard to get out of the habit. I just hope someday we can get back into the habit of going again.
Mom's sores are healing up fine. Not sure if she still has fluid on her lungs. Sounds like it sometimes but will have to wait to see when the nurse comes tomorrow. I don't know what triggered all this bad stuff but glad it is over.
One of my readers said her loved one was at the end many times over a course of 6 years. Than I believe my blog friend said they died comfurtly in there sleep one night . I do hope mom goes home nice and easy one night in her sleep. When it is her time. I pray for this everyday.

The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

Seven Stages of Alzheimer's

1. No sign of congnitive impairment. 2. Very mild congnitive decline. 3. Mild congnitive decline. 4. Moderate congnitive decline. 5. Moderately severe congnitive decline. 6. Severe congnitive decline. 7. Very severe congnitive decline. (Congnitive pertains to the mental process of perception, memory, judgement, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.)

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