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, March 22, 2011

Goodwill Store and The Good Samanitan Store

Did I tell you all about my Good fortune at the Goodwill Store and The Good Samaritan Store. Well it was all Good. :)
 About once or twice a month I go to these stores to see if they have something I can use for mom. I was looking around  the Good Samaritan Store but did not see anything so decided to ask in case I missed something. I ask the lady if they had any adult diapers or anything like that I could use on my mom. She went to the back room and brought out a package of under pads and adult pull ups. I said how much and she just gave them to me. She said they were donated so no cost. I was very happy . And thanked her many times. Than I went to the Goodwill Store and looked in the usual place where they keep those kind of things and found 7 packages of adult diapers for $3 a piece. What a great find.
 Hospice brings me stuff like this but not all I need sometimes  and I don't want to seem greedy and ask for more. I do every now and than . And they will bring me what I need anytime I need it. But I am not passing up a good deal and I think I found two good deals that day. Just remember if you need something at these stores and don't see it . Ask. It can't hurt.
For supper tonight mom is having pureed New England Clam Chowder. It looks much better than the pureed meatballs. I forgot to tell you I added some canned carrots to mom's meatloaf so she could have some veggies and it still tasted good. Anyway  when we used to go out and eat a lot. Mom always got New England Clam Chowder at Denny's so I know she will enjoy her supper tonight. And it is going to be so easy . I have a can of Campbells Chunky New England Clam Chowder. Just going to open put in blender than mivowave. Have a great week .


  1. Glad to hear that you got some good deals. Every bit helps.
    Hope your mom enjoyed her dinner.

  2. She ate every bit. Thanks!!!!

  3. YAY for your find,,,, keep your chin up an your heart open.

  4. That's great that you found such good deals on these things. I would say you are very deserving. I'm always inspired at how well you take care of your mother.

  5. Oh Karen... I'm so happy you found these good deals to help you and your mom. I know it's so expensive to buy these items from Wal Mart etc...

    I've said it many times, but I must say again what a good daughter you are!!!

  6. You always have your mom's best interest and enjoy so much taking care of her--you are so selfless.

    Question: Do you ever find something for Karen at these shops?

  7. I wish you had this pack of depends that we never used. But, guess I will find someone closer by.

    those were great finds. I had never thought of looking there for things like that. you are really on the ball with caring for your mom.

  8. Thanks!! I find me stuff at the goodwill sometimes. I browse the cloths isles and odds and ends a lot.
    It would be great to live closer Latene we could go out for lunch.


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