It’s Been One Month

It’s been one month today since I lost my husband.  For one month I haven’t held his hand as we fell asleep.  For one month I’ve woken in the night and not felt him lying next to me.  For one month I haven’t heard his voice, seen his smile or felt his arms around me.  For one month I haven’t heard the words “I love you” slide gently from his lips.  How can it have already been one month?  This has far and away been the worst month of my entire life. [Read more…]

The Face of Alzheimer’s

November is national Alzheimer’s awareness month, not too many people know that.  It doesn’t get the attention that breast cancer or ALS or many other diseases get.  No one wears a t-shirt saying “I beat Alzheimer’s” because that simply doesn’t happen.  There is nothing happy or encouraging about this disease.  It is a degenerative brain disease that kills 100% of the time.  There is no cure and truly not much slowing it down once it takes hold.

This is what Alzheimer’s looks like. It isn’t pretty.  This is real, raw and painful to see, but please don’t turn away.  Don’t avert your eyes because it’s hard to look at.  This is Alzheimer’s and it SUCKS!!!!!!  This is my mother.

Meet my mom. This is what Alzheimer's look like.

Meet my mom.  Eighteen year “survivor” of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Catching Up

Sunset in Key West

Sunset in Key West

It’s been awhile but I’m BACK (hopefully)!

So, just to catch you up, here’s what’s been happening:

  1. We finished up our DC trip, stopped a few days in Nashville, did an overnight in Memphis (that needs its own post) and then headed back to Texas.
  2. We spent some time in Dallas visiting Cam, whom we hadn’t seen in 3 months.
  3. I spent a long weekend with my best friend, her sister, and her sister’s best friend in Surfside, TX doing a little “girl’s weekend”.
  4. We spent Halloween in Dallas at a strongman competition with Cam & Bo and then handing out candy at my niece’s house
  5. The first week in November I headed home to Key West for the first time in 3 months.

So now I’m just catching up with everyone here in Key West, fixing the typical little things (some of them not so little) around the house that needed attention and I’m awaiting everyone to show up for a very fun filled Thanksgiving week here in the Keys!  We are going to have a house full and I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!

I’m working on a few more blog posts and should have them up in the next few days.  I’m just glad to have the time to sit and write again!!



My Marriage Can Buy A Drink

Our marriage is 21 today!!! Do you know what that means?  Today our marriage is officially an adult and can buy a drink!! While technically we Americans become adults at 18 we all know that you ACTUALLY become an adult when you can walk into a bar and buy a drink.  Well my marriage is there!  So guess what, we are going out to have a drink and be real adults!!

My man & I at a beer festival a week after our 19th anniversary

My man & I at a beer festival a week after our 19th anniversary

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