Tag: caregivers

Why Norway

The place we used to stay in Myrtle Beach had no phones in the rooms. This was back in the 70s, when phones that fit in your pockets weren’t even a twinkle in a computer chip’s eye. Phones had dials and cords. In those… Continue Reading “Why Norway”


That little pat on the back that I was giving myself was premature. Way premature. I had gone to the gym this morning to work out. I love working out. Love it, love it, love it. I wish I could get there every day.… Continue Reading “Premature”


A Facebook friend has been asking a “Question of the Day.” Yesterday, he asked this: Who is your “I’ve never met you and likely never will” mentor? I realize more and more how much of a mentor my mother was for me. She was,… Continue Reading “Mentor”

Taking Care of Me

In the selfishness of my heart, I could picture it — somebody taking care of me. Fixing all my meals. Bringing me the foods I like. Tending to my needs. Like a cruise ship — without the cruise or all the people. Being a mom and… Continue Reading “Taking Care of Me”


The very best advice ever given to me was given by my mother-in-law. When I had just one little boy, life was fun. Oh, I thought it was hard because he didn’t sleep very well, but, all in all, it was fun. I had… Continue Reading “Do”

Scary Travels with Alzheimer’s

What is one of the scariest situations you have been in because of dementia? Let’s face it — dementia can be a scary thing, for everyone involved.  Every time I see another news story about someone with dementia wandering off, my stomach tightens.  There,… Continue Reading “Scary Travels with Alzheimer’s”

Other Duties As Assigned

Last night (and the night before) Laurel said to me as she went to bed, “I’m sorry if I come in.”  Sometimes she wakes up in the middle of the night with a bad dream and comes in our room. “It’s okay,”  I told… Continue Reading “Other Duties As Assigned”