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Posted on May 3, 2012

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Welcome to May! More changes to my personal life have occurred. We recently said goodbye to our Ruby, the PT Cruiser. It was time unfortunately. However, I have welcomed my new baby, a 2011 Dodge Caliber in Mango Tango orange. I LOVE my new car! It’s so beautiful. I miss the sunroof of Ruby, but it’s so nice to drive around Nd not have to worry about overheating, I can use the air conditioner and the car doesn’t threaten to explode from overheat…oh, did I mention it was ORANGE? I will post pictures later, but there is one on my FaceBook page for the curious. The only thing things I would love more is if it was purple and had a sunroof…lol

My daughter is now the primary driver of the truck and she seems to be pretty happy about that as well–at least until she can afford her dream car anyway…lol

I have done a small bit of writing in between the demanding day job. It’s nice to be writing again, but I totally miss spending the day doing nothing but writing. I have also squeezed in some reading. I found a new author I enjoy reading, R J Parker. These books are all true crime books on serial killers. If you are interested in reading fa based novels on people like Dahmer, Bundy, Lucas, Gacy and the like I highly recommend his works.

If your taste runs more toward romantic suspense, and you’ve enjoyed my entire library of releases, maybe you should check out Tori Scott’s latest release Superstition, a part of the Team Indigo series.

I just finished reading La Bella Luna by Bobbie Cole. This is a chick lit novel that is extremely touching and once you start you won’t be able to put the book down!

Yes I took one weekend to do nothing but relax and read. It was so nice!

In personal life, I joined an online support group for people that are care givers to people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. I haven’t participated in posts but have read so many posts. I know that I among alone that others deal with a family member that suffers with this hellish disease. It’s offered me a lot of strength, a few have made me grateful that my grandmother is at the stage she is, because it could be much worse. It’s also heart breaking because I see blatantly that she is never going to get better. Blinders are okay for a while but eventually you must face reality. It SUCKS!

For those of you who have family members with this disease there are wonderful resources out there available from the Alzheimer’s Association. Online groups are available as well as Face to Face groups in your area. Again you can find information online or ask your loved one’s geriatric specialist for help. Local hospitals may also have information on local support groups. It goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, caring for a person with this disease is SOOOO hard. You as the care giver must remember to take care of yourself as well. This is one lesson I have to be reminded of constantly. I feel as if it’s MY job to do everything and I have to remind myself to ask for help.

Well this blog post has jumped all over the topic map, hasn’t it? Hopefully there was something in there for everyone!

I’ll be back when I can!

Huggles til next time!
Donica

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