Thursday, September 8, 2016

Life prepares us!

In the midst of all that is going on I find myself thankful for all that have happened in my life. 
The main thing I learned to do was find humor in everything. After a good long look at happenings, I realized that the clown in me is the reason that Jerry is still content and happy. 
Top to bottom,
Sparkee (Deb), Merree Berree (Nancy),
Cindee(Cindy), Dottee (me) and George E (Andrew). 
Being able to find joy in putting a rope on the floor and walking in it and telling the audience that I was "online". Hearing their joy. And being able to bring out that joy for Jerry is AWESOME!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Things to look for

If I had been used to looking for differences I would have known what was happening. 
2004, Jerry was in the Halliburton yard working and the ladies called to ask if he was ok. It seems he was walking slower than the other guy. They had just been teasing him that the speed limit was 15 in the yard. A week later he's walking slow. 
Symptom? Maybe. 
About the same time I realized he needed help navigating around big cities. So I became navigator. Sometimes I told him wrong but we always made it to where we were going. 
He got picky about his food. All of a sudden he didn't want bacon, he still only  eats like one strip. 
He became more of a homebody. Didn't want to go to the movies or just a Sunday afternoon ride. 
Where theses happenings signs for me to keep in my heart? Signs that it really might be Alzheimer's.
I don't know. 
But probably. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'm just gonna say it--Alzheimer's.

For the last 13 years I have seen this coming. The first thing I noticed was during the drive to his moms in 2003. We had made the same roads from the time we moved to Oklahoma in 1962. That's what--41 years. On the transition road from Ft. Worth to Dallas we got on this particular strip and he says "I've never been on this road". I made the mistake of saying yes we have. He got all mad. 
Is this Alzheimer's. ??
Other things cropped up. 
He retired, and then I got of a chance to really see the decline. 
Did I acknowledge the signs.
No I didn't. I just ignored them. 
But this disease doesn't stop, slow down or go away.

Do I like it? 

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Have you ever thought about your influence on others?  Like -what do your kids think about? How do they relate to others? Are they kind or are they just jerks?
Does the person at the convenience store smile when you come in to pay for the gas--or does she hide in the back?
How hard is it for you to give a compliment? All it takes is--I like that blouse! You've got new glasses!! Your hair is gorgeous!!! Hey kiddo you are so smart to figure that out. 
It takes no time at all and believe me YOU will walk taller, feel better and have a happy day yourself. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A little change makes a difference

That cigarette that burns up while your in the shower. 

That second muffin you decide NOT to eat. 

The kind words you whisper to your spouse. 
 Sometimes a small change makes a BIG difference

Saturday, June 11, 2016

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