Saturday, April 28, 2007

Dad & Dementia

Well, I was wrong. Dad was diagnosed with Dementia. A few days ago, mom had to admit dad into a facility that treats people with Dementia & Alzheimers. He had a few good nights at home but after that it got bad again. It was a good decision on mom's part although extremely hard. Dad will get the help he needs. For now, in our minds, it is a temporary stay, but after they evaluate him and so on, it may end up being permanent.

Thanks to those who still visit. I appreciate the comments.

Sore throat is lingering. I am drinking Green Tea w/honey but it's not working.

We are still working in the house. Monday night realtors will come to check it out and hopefully fill out paperwork to list it.

I start my new job on Monday as well. I need to get better! Hopefully tomorrow I can relax. I do have the March of Dimes Walkamerica to attend. If I'm not feeling up to it, I may just turn in my money and come back home. We'll see.

Have a great Saturday night.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On the downhill.......

it's Wednesday night...we are on the downhill slide to the weekend. Monday I start my new job. I can't wait. I'm sure I'll be shaking when I walk through the door there. But for now I just really look forward to it. It'll be a whole new routine for me in the mornings. Most likely will need to be on the road by 6am to beat traffic for my hour long commute.

Been doing a lot of work on the house. Put down new kitchen flooring. Painted the livingroom, bathrooms (2) and the hallway/stairway to the upstairs. Put a door on the linen closet in the bathroom. Have doors to put on the closets upstairs and a door for the girls bedroom. Been trying to de-clutter as best I can. Need to work in the garage and the flowerbeds yet, but it's all coming together. My realtors (a couple that work together) are coming out on Monday evening to see the house. Hopefully they won't recommend too much more to do so we can get it listed.

Please pray for us that we sell this place. I only want enough to get the loan paid off. That's all...I'm not asking for much.

Had my last Brownie meeting today. I will still be planning the meetings but not running them. There are 3 of which is a field trip. I'm very disappointed because one of the moms pulled her daughter out of girl scouts because the mom is irresponsible. The girl is missing out because - gee, mom can't meet deadlines, she can't seem to use her phone to call, she can't turn in money on time, she can't pick her daughter up on time....but yet, she's punishing the girl by not letting her do something she really enjoys. Frustration....

Anyhow...I better quit rambling and go do find a book to read...and relax.

And if you are at all interested in donating to the March of Dimes....I am participating in the WalkAmerica this Sunday. You can go to and donate! I would greatly appreciate it!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

High Anxiety Warning!

A lot has happened since I last posted.

My dad's health has gone downhill quite rapidly in the past 6-8 wks. He's been diagnosed with Alzheimers and it's been rough on the entire family. He's had a short stay in the hospital and will be discharged tomorrow, with better meds and hopefully mom will be able to care for him for years to come.

I interviewed for a new position at a different company back in March. I got offered the job over a week ago and decided to take it. I will be done with my current job on April 29 and start my new job on April 30, although I did take 2 wks vacation. I need to work on our house to get it ready to list on the market. The good LORD willing...our house will sell. That would be such a relief.

We figure towards mid to late summer we will find a place to move too. The commute will be a long one for now, but I can handle it. Let's put it this way, it's worth it right now to commute.

So it was hard to say "see ya" to my co-workers on Friday. I have been at my current job for 7 yrs. I'm sure most of you know what I mean.

Time to move onto bigger & better things.........