Sunday, May 27, 2012

There is one thing I know for sure; no one loves you as much as your mom and dad.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day One

Day one of chocolate moderation went very well. It was a hectic day which helped keep me away from the sweet stuff, but now here's the weekend. I do not keep chocolate in the house so the temptation will be nil. Wish me luck.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sugar or Bust

I just read that actor Alec Baldwin, when he learned he has pre diabetes, stopped eating sugar cold turkey. I am addicted to chocolate and have been trying very hard to cut back. I am wondering if I have the gumption to stop chocolate cold turkey? I've done it before, nearly 20 years ago. But that didn't last very long. I think it's probably healthier to eat chocolate in moderation so I am going to try that. Wish me luck.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Alzheimer's Sucks

Two weeks ago we passed the third anniversary of my mom's death. It was a bittersweet day of memories; of both a healthy mom and a sick mom. In three years we haven't come any closer to a cure. I worry about this disease and the affect it will have on this country as the baby boomer generation ages. It is going to be a tidal wave of dementia I'm afraid. The President wants a cure by 2025. But Congress wants to cut spending for everything, who is going to fund this research? No one wants to pay more taxes and those with money are lobbying against increasing taxes. Researchers don't work for free and companies need cash infusion to work on a cure. I'm told that Alzheimer's is complex disease; finding a cure it going to take time and lots of research. Meanwhile more succumb and more are diagnosed every day. Caregivers are stretched to the limits. I don't know what the answer is in a time where people are struggling to find jobs. It's a heartbreaking dilemma that will not be solved quickly.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Welcome Winter

Winter has arrived, finally, with a vengeance. It was bitterly cold last week and now we are having freezing drizzle. The morning commute is set to be dicey.

Nine Years and Counting

Mom has been gone for a little over nine years. This blog was a huge mechanism for helping me cope with her illness and daily downfall. I...