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A Week of Decisions

My heart is breaking and I think I have moved into a long-term state of depression and greaving. What a week it has been, let me fill you in.  I have received an education in senior living and senior care this … Continue reading

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Sleep Who Needs It

So at her primary care doctors strong recommendation, we took Mom to see a neurologist several weeks ago.  The goal was to see if he could help with some of the dementia issues. At this point, I am thinking that … Continue reading

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Where is home?

I’m at the point of tears this morning! I’m not handling Mother well, partly because I have a cold and did not sleep very well, partly because she is really out of it today. Last night she would not settle … Continue reading

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Dementia – New Chapter in Our Travels

Walk with me as I struggle to help my sweet Mom who is living with dementia. She is ninety-six and has been progressively worsening over the past two years.  Really longer than that.  My precious Dad was the center of … Continue reading

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What an Amazing Day!

Theodore Roosevelt reportedly said of Colorado, “The scenery bankrupts the English language.” That was certainly our experience on Tuesday. There were beautiful views around every bend. We would look one way and be awed by the view then turn our … Continue reading

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The mountains are calling and I must go.” (John Muir)

What glorious days of soaking up magnificent scenery. On Saturday we struck out for Buena Vista and I had the privilege of sharing with Anita some of the sites that we have visited and loved in the past.  I have … Continue reading

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A Relaxing Get Away

Here we are in the amazingly beautiful Colorado mountains again.  Oh how I love the tall snow capped mountains, the swaying aspens, the fragrant pines. This trip is a gift! A gift from my wonderful husband who so graciously is … Continue reading

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On the Gulf

Here we are again, on the coast – watching the surf, wiggling our toes in the sand! What a great time to come to the coast (the Gulf Coast). It’s still warm enough to enjoy being outside, but not so … Continue reading

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Hallowed Ground

Death, Death all around! Boom, whiz, crash – severed limbs, blood and gore! 100,000 in this battle, 70,000 in the next. Who are they? So many – approximately 75% buried without names – just never going home again. What? Where? … Continue reading

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Graduation in Norwalk or When Did He Grow Up?

‘In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.’ Kristian-Kan, author and editor. What a wonderful week.  Anita arrived in Norwalk to the welcoming arms of Celeste, Joe, Justin and … Continue reading

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