Monthly Archives: July 2015

Just another day in paradise…

So today I wake up early, I have 3 hours to myself before I go to church at 11 and my husband is fast asleep.  Yet I wake up to nightmare number one – a sick dog has left me a present by the back door ON MY BRAND NEW CARPET (was installed Wednesday so yes THAT new).  UGH so first challenge of the morning to clean up dog poo off my new carpet.  UGH

I survive that, dogs are fed and outside in their run for the day.  Carpet has been steam cleaned and is looking no worse for the wear.  It is Sunday and I still have two hours before church at 11.  I get dressed and decide to do my nails, painting my toes and applying my new Jamberry wraps to my fingernails.  Looking good.  About 20 minutes to 11 and I’m ready to leave for church (5 miles away) and may even get there early for a change.

Last thing I do before I leave is be sure I have all vehicle keys.  NOPE, truck keys are missing.  I search for them, the counter, my purse, the pants I wore yesterday when I last had the keys.  Not there.  I wake my husband up, does he know where the keys are?  He feigns innocence but by this time I’m pretty sure he has them somewhere.  He is NOT allowed to drive and yet he wants to badly.  I will NOT leave the house without both sets of keys in my possession because the last time I assumed I misplaced them he had them and went for a joyride.

I keep searching.  His pants, his dresser drawers.  Finally I find them in the drawer that I have NEVER and would NEVER put keys in.  Of course he was hiding them.  He still says he did not do it but of course he did.

By the time I find the keys it is 11:10 and I have missed church.  I sit on my couch instead and pray for patience and kindness and gentleness and love.  I pray for these things to overtake the anger and resentment and frustration.  I better keep praying.


Posted by on July 19, 2015 in Cognitive Loss, Daily Living


Life Gets in the Way

I am sorry I have dropped off the face of the planet for many months.  But life gets in the way. In February my husband was given a service dog that has changed our lives a great deal. In March we attended the National Winter Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans at Snowmass in Aspen, CO.  In June we attended the National Veteran’s Wheelchair Games in Dallas, TX where he won a gold medal for Motorized Rally. In March his VA Claim was settled bumping him up to 100% and giving him additional payments for Aid and Attendence.  They also declared him incompetent to manage his own money and we are still waiting for that to all play out.  He was also approved for the Specially Adapted Housing Grant which has set a few other things into motion.

We decided that we don’t want to live in NY long term, and we are tired of winter.  So we are getting our house ready to sell so that we can move to the Tampa Florida area.  When I say “we” I of course mean me.  I am getting our house ready to sell.  We had all new floors installed and with a bit of paint touch up we are nearly ready to put the sign in the yard.

BUT – there is always a but we are now off to the New England Summer Sports Clinic in Providence, RI and then spending a week camping in Maine with my family.  So it will be at least August before we can get that sign out there.

Chances of selling our house quickly are low because we are NOT willing to sell it cheap just to sell it.  We need to find the right buyer, someone who will appreciate the view and the seclusion and the peace and quiet.

But even if it does not sell we are taking our camper and heading to warmer weather for this winter.  This girl is tired of snow and sickness and cold.

So that is a quick and dirty update friends and I do aspire to write more often.


Posted by on July 19, 2015 in Daily Living