The Gift

I received a gift some time ago that I just could not unwrap, I let it sit around, stared at it and knew it was there…but I just didn’t want to pick it up, unwrap it and peer into it’s contents. In some ways, it was a gift I never wanted. Sometimes….. I really just…

Good Grief

A few months ago I was at my annual Gynecologist appointment.  As I checked in the receptionist was going over my emergency contact info.  She asked, if my current address was the same, and what my cell number was. She then told me she has my husband Curt listed as an emergency contact. I didn’t…

It’s a Wonderful Life

Yesterday while out doing a ton of Christmas type errands, I made a quick stop at our local credit union that has the Care For Curt account set up. Someone had graciously given us a $1,000 check last week and I wanted to deposit it.  I stepped up to the counter and went to hand…

The Storm

3 weeks ago just as I was settling in for the night, this random storm hit out of no where.  It had been a rainy day, but I had not anticipated anything like this as I am a bit of a self confessed weather geek. I was upstairs, as I heard the winds pick up…

$5.29 Please

I ordered the same peanut butter cup ice cream treat I have been getting  Curt for the past year, but this time was different. ‘That will be $5.29,” the man at the drive-thru told me. He had quoted the price to me numerous times since Curt entered the memory care facility last July.   But…

I have learned so much

I remember the moment well…..It was about 4 and half  years ago, I was at Madi’s cross country meet.  Shortly after the gun went off for the start of the race, Curt called me.  He had just finished his 5 hours of memory testing with a neuro-psychologist.  The Dr. was asking that I come in…

Oh my, This is Embarrassing!

Oh my the last time I wrote a blog post was in September!  4 months since I posted on this ole blog of mine. Where do I start so much has happened… I have been so busy…. I have been overwhelmed and honestly, tired. Tired of living in chaos, tired of always being tired, tired…

Running the Race

Back in the days of one flavor of Gatorade, I was a high school and college athlete.  Those were the days when orange Gatorade was the greatest thing out there, trainers at high school sports were non existent, college coaches wrote hand written letters to recruits, and we wore really cool polyester sweat pants to…

So where have you been?

Jesus Dark Chocolate – Well thanks Sandy for FINALLY sitting down to  chat with me.  You have totally deserted me the last month or so! Where have you been? Sandy- Well thank for contacting me JDC, and setting up this interview.  I know I have been MIA the last month and  a half.  My goal…

State of the Union, Alzhiemer’s update

Trust me I am not feeling very Presidential at the moment, but the President always addresses the country each January on the current state of affairs so I figured I would do the same!  Many of you ask how Curt is doing these days…..so be prepared for lots of details. I have hesitated many times…

How do you do it?

People frequently ask me how I stay so strong and positive?  How do I deal with all the crazy emotions of watching my sweet husband slip into the deep, deep black hole of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease? How do I get it ALL done?  I often jokingly say, “lots of coffee!” But in reality…….I don’t…

Alzheimer’s and Thanksgiving

It has been a long time since I have updated my blog…….life got a little busier than I anticipated.  Honestly, I really thought once Tyler left for college things would get a bit easier.  Maybe it was wishful thinking, but I am quickly finding out it’s not reality. I am realizing it’s harder for me…