Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Hi to all,

Thank you for all you wonderful thoughts, prayers and comments. I'm sorry it's been so long since I've written.

I had a wonderful visit with Aimee and Eric & Turtle! They are all doing fine. Eric had to go on a business trip while I was there so Aimee & I got three days alone to do exactly what WE wanted to do. It was great. We watched all the Harry Potter dvd's, we went shopping and went to dinner a couple of nights eating sushi and then Mexican.

We had some time alone to just talk and visit and it was wonderful. Please, don't misunderstand, I love Eric, but it was nice to have some alone time with my daughter!

Apparently, while I was gone things went well with Mom until the day we returned. She began having syncopal (fainting) episodes again. She had several in a row. Became very weak and disoriented. It's very sad. My Mom has become an invalid. Linda finally found a podiatrist to come to the house and cut Mom's toe nails. She has 2 ingrown. At least now she has relief!

My friends Lisa and Rich's daughter Samantha graduated from High School on Friday. They had a party for her yesterday (Sunday). It was great to get out of the house and see all of them. Of course, Dad stayed with Mom so they were unable to come.

Orange cat and White dog are doing fine as are Linda & Michael's 4 cats. Mom's Jonsey (cat) is still hanging in there too.

I'm so blessed to have Linda & Michael here. I couldn't do it without them. And all of you!

Thank you All for reading, sharing and caring.

Peace and Hope,


Thursday, May 6, 2010

What's happening?


It's really strange when my doctor's office calls me this morning to remind me of an appointment I have with my pcp tomorrow when I have no memory at all about this. Nothing written down. I asked Donna about this appointment and she told me they had called me last month to set this up. Huh??? I don't remember a thing. And, why didn't I write anything down??????????? I usually do.

It manages to make me feel a little paranoid. I used to wonder if my EX would set me up because I didn't remember many conversations and stuff. Sometimes, I try to laugh it off saying I'm just goofy or forgetful. Other times it scares me to death!! I wonder how many other things I have forgotten????

I can see new movies several times because I don't remember them and don't remember the endings. Good or Very Sad?????

Someone can call me on the phone. I talk with him/her then I forget who I talked with and what was said. At times, it's very frustrating!!!!!

I can't write down everything!!!!! It will drive me mad!

I'm so tired again. I must sleep often again.

Now, I have a sore throat and a cough! What a drag! And I am going to visit Aimee, Eric & Turtle next week. I hope I don't get sick. Pray for me, please.
It's getting harder and harder to deal with all this.

Peace and Hope,


Monday, May 3, 2010

Thoughts from the roller coaster

Hi to All,

Sorry it's been a while since I have written. I'm finding it a little more difficult to put my words together to make sentences and make sense.

Updates: Mom seems to be doing better. No syncopal episodes since I last wrote. She's actually taking a few steps with assistance and doing fairly well. (of course, we are all waiting for the bottom to fall out again because it always does.)

Aimee & Eric & Turtle are doing well. I plan to visit them this month! I can't wait! I'm so excited!!!!

Dad is hanging in there. He's been kinda depressed lately. I'm trying to get him to increase his medication which should help. He hates taking meds but I will still try to encourage him to do so.

Linda & Michael & the 4 cats are doing well. Looks like they may have sold their house in New Jersey. A few more details to iron out but so far so good. Michael is excited but Linda has mixed feelings. She loves their house in NJ! I feel badly for her but it needs to be done. Sorry, Lin.

As for me, well, I celebrated my 56th birthday with my family and friends. My friend Julie took me to dinner and we ate boiled crayfish and crabs (yum). Then, my friend Lisa took me to lunch on the lakefront. I ate a shrimp salad. Then, Linda and Michael took me for a Mexican dinner at Casa Garcia!! It was all wonderful!!!

To add to that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was, also, going on. My friends Kendal and Dennis and their adult children took me to Jazz Fest several times. It was great! We saw Simon & Garfunkle, Earth, Wind and Fire and unfortunately I can't remember all the other bands we saw. We had a great time. Met up with a lot of other old friends and had some great fun!!

Now, I'm a bit tired. Have gone back on my diet. And, kinda settling in back here in my little apartment.

Hope everyone out there is doing well.

Thanks for sharing and caring!

Peace and Hope,