Category Archives: Caring for my parents

Moving Dad

Tweet I knew Christmas would be hard on us after Mom’s passing.  But I didn’t really expect that it would be THAT hard.  It was especially hard on my dad.  He was desperately lonely, and had a bout of depression … Continue reading

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Not just at Christmas

Tweet It has undoubtedly been a different Christmas season for me.  Not just with my mom being in Heaven, but with my dad being in his Assisted Living home.  This is his first holiday season in his new home, and … Continue reading

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Daddy Update

Tweet I thought I’d check in today and give you all an update on my Daddy.   Dad is doing quite well.  He has his moments of grief, as all of us do.  There’s certain triggers that bring them on, … Continue reading

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You can’t pick your family

Tweet I had some family “difficulties” during the weekend.  Let’s just say that losing a loved one is stressful, and adding a blended family that doesn’t always get along makes it even more so.   And that’s all I’m going … Continue reading

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Fishing

Tweet My dad has had some ups and downs since Mom passed away last month.  Mostly downs…he’s been very lonesome.  I worried about him for a while, thinking that he just might not bounce back from this.  He tended to … Continue reading

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Memory Care

Tweet Having a parent with dementia is one of the hardest things I’ve ever endured in my life.   (To catch up on past posts about this, you can click here  and here and here and here.)  It’s a roller coaster of emotions, with … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just can’t give anymore

Tweet I took a bit of a blog break last week.  Not a bit, really.  I took a whole week.  It was a week off that I needed. Easter weekend was crazy busy for us.  Not only because we’re a … Continue reading

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It’s ok to be sad.

Tweet I was working on some paperwork for my parents yesterday, and needed to find some photos of my Dad’s four wheeler to get an estimate on its value. I came across this picture: This was taken in May 2013. … Continue reading

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It’s not a bad thing.

Tweet I spent another week with my parents last week.  My dad had been having trouble with fevers.  With each fever, he would become confused and weak, and so his assisted living home would send him to the ER.  Each … Continue reading

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I’m living this song these days…

Tweet The snow glows white on the mountain tonight Not a footprint to be seen. A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like I’m the Queen The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside Couldn’t keep it in; Heaven … Continue reading

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