Category Archives: Humor/Silliness

The ABC’s of our life……

A = Alzheimer’s, an unexpected diagnosis of Early Onset Alz for my 47 year old husband.

B = Baseball dominates our life these days!  Tyler is playing varsity baseball for our local high school.  It’s been so fun and exciting to watch him play.  He’s off to a great start so far this season, he is currently batting .565…..not bad for a sophomore!

C -Coffee  I don’t know what it is about this brown beverage, but it soothes my tired soul every morning.  I am currently indulging in Green Mtn. French Toast.

D = dog pee and puke…..yep, both have been all over the carpet at different times this week

E = Exceptional friend who has been cleaning my house for me for 2 years…..she went beyond the call of duty and cleaned behind my fridge with out me even asking her.  She went where no one has gone for a long time!

F = Friends continue to bless our family and encourage us….daily!

G = Goldberg…..Rube Goldberg that is!  Do you know who he is?  Well my daughter’s 8th grade Rube Goldberg group project has taken over our basement for the last 3 weeks.  Today is the day their project will finally turn off the light switch….and it all starts with a marble rolling down a wedge.

H = Help from friends.  Several friends at church have offered to make us meals lately.  Such a blessing during this busy sports season for this overwhelmed mom.

I – I need  more understanding and patience. I am finding I am needing lots of this lately in relating to my sweet husband

J – Just can’t believe some days that my husband has alzheimer’s

K – kindred spirit…I have found many others who are battling the evils of alzheimer’s through a group on Facebook called “Memory People”

L = Lacrosse!!  Madi is loving this sport, and that makes me happy!!  She actually had a couple assists in her last game…..not bad for a girl who had never even picked up a lax stick 2 months ago!

M= My boy Tyler just got contacts.  For all his great athletic feats, he is a bit less coordinated when it comes to  putting the contacts in.  But I am certain he will get it!

N =New driver, Tyler still has his learner’s permit, but he is doing so well with driving, and I love it when I am the passenger, and he drives.  I am actually quite relaxed in the car since he is doing so well.

O = Orthodontist!!  I am not liking our orthodontist lately.  He took off Madi’s  braces, only to say exactly one day later, she needs to have them put back on and have 4 teeth pulled.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  WE have a consult with an oral surgeon next week.

P = PILES of laundry….It’s never ending!

Q= Quiet….I must be old, because I am really starting to enjoy the quiet of a beautiful spring day, or a quiet house.

R -Rest…”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest ” Matthew 11:28

S- Simplify!!!  Since Curt was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s we have cut out many of the busy things we used to do.  It has caused me to simplify more and focus more on family and hubs!

T- Taxes…Curt has always done our taxes…even last year when the symptoms of Alzheimer’s were starting to be revealed.  It took him a long time to do them last year, but he did it…..this year we went with H & R Block for the first time.  But Curt did a great job of getting all the needed documents together for this!


U – University of Md.  We all traveled to Md a week ago to get a tour of the Univ. of Maryland’s baseball facilities.  Tyler’s summer baseball team got to meet the coaches, see their team locker room, watch a game, hang out on the field during BP….all a GREAT experiences for my tall son who aspires to play Division 1 baseball!

V – Very content even during this storm of life……it must be God, because in my normal, hormonal, human brain it doesn’t make sense!

W- When does Summer vacation begin!!!????

X -What the heck start with X that I can relate to my life…..um……Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region..yes I know where this is do you?

Y – Yellow flowers are blooming in my woods, it’s so pretty!

Z – Zero things……..that is how many things I got crossed off my “to do” list this week!!  Ugh….it’s so crazy with baseball games and lax practice to get things done. But tonight everything was canceled, so as soon as I post this, I am off to conquer the list and some laundry! :)

~Sorry for the lack of updates lately…..I am just so busy this spring.  But do keep praying for us, I really believe it is what carries us and provides joy even in such unfamiliar & unpleasant times!!! ~

Thanks dear ones!!

~Sandy


THREE more days!!!!

Three more days until ScHoOl is OUT for the summer!!!!!!!!

Oh I can almost see it………..


Lazy mornings reading the newspaper and drinking coffee on the deck


Reading a few good books (any good suggestions?)


Exercise on a regular basis


getting a few home projects done


Make strawberry jam


Eating LOTS of fresh fruit


BEACH…..pool!


And time to READ blogs!!!!!!!

I can’t wait!!!

Dear Sandy

Dear Sandy,

Hi remember me…..your blog???    I’m here patiently waiting for you to acknowledge me!

Signed,

Feeling abandoned @ Jesus and Dark Chocolate


Dear Jesus and Dark Choc,

Yes I know I have been so busy, if you were checking in with me at Facebook and Twitter you would see that.  I’m sorry.  Look, tomorrow we can hang out and spend time together.  And remember………summer vacation is 38 DAYS AWAY!!!  You know you and I are tight all summer long!!!  See you Friday!

Love always,

Sandy

Gone Fishin’


Fishing season around here is quite popular.  I always thought fishing was a dumb sport, never sure how it qualified as a “sport” in the first place.

You sit in a comfy chair, throw some string in the water and WAIT.  Not too tough!

Then this weekend it hit me!!!  As I drove by a stream and noticed mostly men out fishing.

I decided I AM GOING TO START FISHING!!!

Think about it ladies………

You sit in a comfy chair

Work on your tan

Chat with friends

Throw some string in the water for awhile and just let it sit there

And you get to sit more and WAIT.

Just sit and WAIT.  Chat with friends some more….maybe bring a little coffee along

Sit and chat some more, wait

Work on the tan

Drink some coffee


OMGosh I have been so foolish for missing this opportunity for so long!

Do you hear me ladies, this is our opportunity for fellowship a  chance to get out of the house.  Don’t people fish for hours!?

Fishing is suddenly looking so much more appealing to me.

Who knows I may leave behind the laundry, cooking and yard work next weekend and Go Fishing!

Won’t you join me! :)

Things heard around my house yesterday….

Drums – “Honey where is the salt shaker?”

Me- “Out in the car”

The rest of the story- I took my air popcorn maker to school to make popcorn with my students on Friday, I also took the salt shaker, and I had left it in a bag in the car.   Drums expression was priceless when I told him the salt shaker was in the car!

SportTman – “mom where is the thermometer, I want to take my temperature?”

Me- “I don’t know…….yelling to daughter,” honey do you know where the thermometer is? “

The Inventor – “It’s outside under my swing!”

The rest of the story, both kids have been suffering from the swine flu, apparently The Inventor was answering the door while taking her temperature.  She went outside to get the mail, stopped at her swing and left the thermometer there.

Drums – “Honey I’ll do the dishes for you!”

Me – “hallelujah!!!”

No explanation for that one!  I love my husband!

Both kids are on the mend now, and hubby and I have been swine flu free so far.  But it made for a crazy week and weekend.  But life seems to be returning to some degree of normal at our house.

If I only had a brain………

scarecrow

I woke up the other morning at my usual 5:42 am….why it is 5:42 exactly nobody knows for sure! :) But as soon as I awoke I noticed both my eyes felt really strange. At first I thought maybe I had pink eye, then I thought they just felt really dry.  I rubbed them, washed my eyes out a bit, and it was still no better.  My vision was a bit blurred and I was a tad concerned as to what was going on.  I also noticed something really odd, I could see quite well.   I wondered to myself if God performs healings while we sleep just to humor us on a busy morning.  I was quite perplexed as to why my eyes felt horrible and why I could see so well.  I got in the shower, some how thinking that would fix my situation.  After all the shower can fix everything in the morning. :)

After I got out of the shower, still feeling dry, foggy, weird, eyes….I decided to put my contacts in……………yep you probably figured it out by now………it was then, and only then, when I reached for my contact case and found it EMPTY, that I realized I had slept with my contacts in all night!

What a ding dong I am, and the funniest part about it is I had NO clue!

So this post is just something for all you young 30 something readers to look forward to when you become a 40 something girl, you will see how your brain turns to mush and this is simply a new NORMAL!  Just a little something to look forward to.

Dear Summer,

To my dear friend Summer,

Where are you going?  I can’t seem to find you with all the Back to School sales, and the starting of several schools in town, I have lost sight of you!  I just want to let you know I really appreciate you!  You have been good to me.  You bring a calming spirit and peace to my crazy household filled with chaos.  I enjoy visiting you on my deck, I see you when sleep in a bit, I love the fresh watermelon and corn on the cob you bring, I enjoy the time you provide to visit with friends and vacation with family.

I just wanted to let you know you will be missed!  Can you please just spend a few more days with me!

Thank you!

Your BFF for life,

~Sandy

canoe pic

Sandy,

Thanks for all the kind words.  But as you know all good things must come to an end!  I’m glad you enjoyed having me around, I was afraid you would be ticked at me for all the steamy, hot, disgusting, humid days I sent your way lately.  So I am flattered to hear you still speak so highly of me!

I want to introduced you to my friend Fall.  He wanted to remind you of a few things I think you will enjoy; apple cider, those delicious pumpkin cookies, crispy, cool evenings, fallen leaves, football, cozy sweatshirts and jeans and the beauty of the turning leaves in the woods behind your house.  Now doesn’t that give you something to look forward to?

Before you know it I will be back, I come back the same time every year, and I will be around the rest of the week.

Your friend,

Summer