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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

10 Days Till Christmas!!!

It's getting close to Christmas. I think I am going to make it.
There is even a present under the tree for me . It appeared today. I think at any age seeing a present under the tree with your name on it makes you smile. It is from my son so I can't wait to open it. He also got me Netflix. He will have to pay $9 a month for it which I hate but I have to admit it is the best present for people who can't get out when ever they want. I have watched 2 movies on my computer and 1 that came in the mail and he only signed up for it a few days ago. It's great. Before mom got sick we would go out to eat every week and to the movies a lot. But now getting to go to the movies is rough and the last few movies I went to I went by myself because everyone was busy at the time I could get a sitter for mom. Well now I can just get on my computer and watch a movie anytime and when ever I want and I have a list of movies coming in the mail. You watch one send it back and they send you another one. I love it. It is a great gift for caregivers that love to watch movies. When I was renting movies I could never get them back in time or I would have to ask my son to take them or my sis. Which they would but I hate to ask. My son used to drop them off before or after class. Still it is just one more thing he has to do and he is a busy boy. Anyway I love my Christmas present.
Mom has been doing so good. She is talking and visiting with me. She is yelling alot but than she will stop and laugh. She said I was just doing that. I guess she meant she was just yelling for no reason . It is great.
So far this week as been good. She isn't sleeping much. In fact she stays awake most of the night but she is not sundowning because she is not confused or upset . She is just laying in bed and looking around. The nurse it going to try some sleeping med. on her. But I am not sure if she needs it. I will see how it affects her. She does need her sleep . I do to. So it might be good. Anyway Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All.
Oh!!! Arkansas is going to the Sugar Bowl. GO HOGS!!!!


  1. Woo/hoo.... I'm so happy that you have a present under the tree.....and yes.... Netflix is wonderful. Karen, you've raised a very sweet and loving son... who thinks of you!

    I'm so happy to hear that your mom is doing as well as expected......but both of you DO need some sleep. I hope there is a solution to that.......
    Merry Christmas and lots of love sent your way from us....

  2. It is so nice to hear that your mom is doing good. :-)
    We have been getting Netflix for the last few years and love it. I like to get tv series too because you don't have to deal with commercials. We started getting Netflix when we didn't have a TV.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

    We have Netflix too, and even my 7 year old knows how to watch movies and TV shows on our iPad! And they turn around your requests fast too.

    Thinking of you and your family this Christmas.


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