Sunday, August 26, 2012
I just finished reading the "STILL ALICE" by Lisa Genova. It is a story about a women who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers. From her perspective what she goes through as she changes. It really hit close to home. Now we have put my father in the Nursing home due to his dementia and he is not able to function without the help of others. It has been a long year of changes for me. Alot to sit back and ponder on where life has taken me, my family and most importantly my mother and father. Some good changes and some needed changes and some very hard challenging changes. But I am so blessed for the changes. I am closer to my daughters and I feel the most honest with our relationships. I see some relationships deteriorating and that is sad. But most importantly I have a great relationship with my Mother and I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve her and have her in my home. I have learned lots about my mom and the challenges she and I went through when I was growing up. Interesting to see different perspectives of the same incedent. Thankful for forgiveness and unconditional love. Hopefully someday I will have the same bond my mother and I have with my son. But I have daughters who love me and a husband that is amazing. He loves me unconditionally and without judgement. I could not ask for a better life. My challenges have made me who I am today just as my mothers trials have made her the amazing example she is today. So very Grateful for Life........And for the craziness of it all. Good and Bad........
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Memorial Day 2012 It was so weird this year to not go camping. We usually kick off our camping season this weekend. But we stayed home and got so much done. We finally got the basement den cleaned out so we can move my mom in. We will be making some BIG changes in the next few weeks. I am looking forward to all the excitement. Finally having my basement finished and completed. Now I have to go through all my stuff and if it doesn't have a place it is OUT. I am such a furniture hoarder. Anyway what a productive weekend. I did visit all three cemetaries and due my duty in placing flowers on family graves. Fun to sit and visit at my Grandma Rubys. I loved telling Mckoy her name is Drusilla. He said just like my sisters huh. Oh so many stories we will be able to tell little Dru as she grows up. I am so thankful that Grandma made it a tradition to take me on her yearly visits and share her stories with me. I cant wait to someday meet my extended family and get to know them even more. So grateful for the sacrifices they made for me. Grandma Ruby always said I did come from GOOD family STOCK!!!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I have been staying at home the last two months and tending my grandson. Where does the time go? We havent done any big projects but we sure seem busy. Amber and Kelly have sold their home and moved in with us for awhile. They are going to purchase my Moms home next door. It is just taking longer than atticipated to finalize and sale. It has been fun having them stay with us. And having a grandchild live with you is so fun. He does wear us out a little bit though. But the kisses good night and snuggles in bed are PRICELESS!! I wouldnt trade it for anything. Time just flys by so fast. I know we will turn around and the grandkids are all grownup. Amber is due with baby #2 in just a few days and we are getting excited to meet the new little one. (even if they dont want to call her Sammi) Life is good and I am loving every moment of it.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
My second day of a temp at PRESTO and got offered to work. I will be working days monday thru friday. Long days and hard work but so good to be making money again. You know I like to spend it. And now I wont have to clean house all day when I am home. Well see how it all turns out.