A Week Away

One week from today is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I am disappointed in myself as we head into the event because I haven’t done even a hundredth of what I did last year, when we raised more than $2,000 for the cause and I was telling you about it pretty much every time theContinue reading “A Week Away”

That time of year again

I sound like a broken record with you guys – I have more things to do than I have hours in the day to get them done – but it’s so true. Speaking of records, found Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” on vinyl for $2.99. No record collection would be complete without it… I digress. This postContinue reading “That time of year again”

Always aware

It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. I could spout off facts for you, if you want, or I can send you over to the Alzheimer’s Association’s site. They do a much better job. I could tell you how it’s affected my family, but I’ve done that. In fact, you can read the most recent example here. IContinue reading “Always aware”

Done and done

We did it. We raised the money and walked the walk and I am beyond grateful for all who took part, donated, supported and thought of us as family and friends joined together to walk to end Alzheimer’s. Together we raised more than $2,200 for Alzheimer’s research and we’ll definitely be trying to beat thatContinue reading “Done and done”

As well as can be expected

People have sayings, a lot of the time, whether it’s their own or something they picked up from a movie. In my case, you can usually expect to hear “You’re killing me, Smalls” on a regular basis. There are other movie quotes thrown in there in on occasion, but I don’t really have one ofContinue reading “As well as can be expected”

Nothing rhymes with purple

Personally, my favorite color is blue, but I know a lot of people who like purple. And I don’t mind it at all. In fact, a good percentage of my wardrobe is that color. Which reminds me, I need some new clothes. Meaning The Roommate’s Lady – Maegan, for future ref – needs to goContinue reading “Nothing rhymes with purple”

Wait, how many elephants?

I can’t really imagine what it must be like to not have a huge family. Like, five or more sets of aunts and uncles and 30+ cousins. There are a lot of us, and I love it. A few years ago, in lieu of a specified official T-shirt type family reunion, we had everyone downContinue reading “Wait, how many elephants?”

Throw it in the…

rubbish |ˈrəbi sh | noun waste material; refuse or litter : an alleyway high with rubbish. garbage |ˈgärbij| noun wasted or spoiled food and other refuse, as from a kitchen or household. trash |tra sh | noun discarded matter; refuse. Many of you, like me, use the words garbage and trash interchangeably. And, a coupleContinue reading “Throw it in the…”

Wherein I kinda/sorta ask you for money

My first what I guess you’d call experience with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia was when I was a freshman in high school. I remember exactly where I was when I heard about it – over by the concession stand at my high school’s football field after a half-time band performance. One of my friends at the time,Continue reading “Wherein I kinda/sorta ask you for money”