Yearly Archives: 2015

The Saddest News in the Happiest Place

  Dad’s health took a downward turn yet again. He had difficulty standing and by now spent much of his time in a wheelchair. He had his own hospital bed and other necessary accessories for his care. Mom did most

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Where Were You on that Horrible Day?

I, like everyone else in this world, remember exactly where I was on 911. I was at the parks and rec signing my children up for various programs. A police officer came in the room and told the girl behind

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A Visitor

My nephew came to visit for a few weeks during the summer. He spent his days in the way most children do. He went exploring the woods, and he went swimming. He was a wonderful visitor and we enjoyed his

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Catastrophic Catastrophe

This is part of Linda Hill’s Stream of consciousness challenge, the prompt is cat. Please follow the link to join in on the fun! Catastrophic catastrophe, or just plain life changes? We don’t always know what is around the bend

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Something in the Woods

Here is a chapter from my book, Sentenced to Castle County, now available on-line. The instant Ella awoke she knew she wasn’t in her bed. That didn’t worry her; she was used to waking up somewhere other than her bed.

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Umbrella, Top Hat, Man on a Bicycle

Umbrella, Top Hat, Man on a Bicycle. Was that right? It might have been top hat, man on a bicycle, umbrella. I can’t remember the exact order. Heck, I’m glad I can remember the three things. I wasn’t there the

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What is this Illness?

By the time we moved into the house, I had a newborn. I quit my job almost as soon as I went back from maternity leave. It was too much for my parents to take care of my children and

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Sentenced to Castle County

Today is a big day for me. My book is finally available for you to read. It is available through Amazon in electronic format only. I hope to have a print on demand copy available in the future. Here is

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Changes in Routine

One of the most critical things we have learned in this journey through Alzheimer’s is that change causes stress and stress progresses Alzheimer’s disease. Of course, we did not realize that in the early stages and truthfully, we were not

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Relaxing Retirement

This is a continuation of my story which began with Faulty Synapses. There may have been signs of changes in the following few years. I was no longer living at home so I did not see my parents on a

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