Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yes, It's Me

I have had quite a few emails about the Memory Walk spots that are playing around the country. People are asking if that is me in those spots and yes, I am in some of them. They were done a few years ago and are not playing in all markets. There are certain spots that are running in all markets and many of you may have seen some of those. Anyway, to answer the question, yes, that is me.

My teeth are still bothering me. Another trip to the dentist tomorrow.

The medicine the doctor gave me for concentration though really seems to be working. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will continue to help me.

We had our Memory Walk Captain's meeting today. If you would like to donate to the cause, please follow the link to the right that says Memory Walk Donation Page. I know times are bad right now, but even a little helps!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Last year I had three crowns put in my mouth. Last week I had a root canal. I haven't had that much dental work in one year ever -- I've always had pretty healthy teeth -- what is up with that. But, after the root canal last week things are a lot worse -- that tooth hurts now even more than it did before. Of course, it started hurting late Friday afternoon so you know what I am going to be doing first thing today!

But, I'm on my way to Atlanta for some business so if I am to get back into the dentist's chair it will have to wait at least one more day -- but it can't come soon enough.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


We're back from the Northeast. We flew into Boston and then went to Rhode Island. We visited Newport and the International Tennis Hall of Fame and then some of the mansions there. The next day we took the Ferry to Martha's Vineyard, then on to Cape Cod to visit my old college friend. We hadn't seen each other in over 20 years and I think we picked up right where we left off. We have been keeping in touch with each other over the years but it was so nice to see her again. She and her husband have a beautiful house in Cape Cod but they live full time in Albany New York. More soon -- just wanted to post a couple of photos. We are sitting on her back porch -- the pond behind her is called "Katie's Pond". The sunset is from the Cape Cod Bay.

Monday, July 13, 2009


The International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease is going on right now in Vienna. Chek the Alzheimer's Association website for all the latest news in research and development that is being discussed.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I know it has been awhile. My "concentration" medicine the doctor put me on isn't doing much good -- I go back tomorrow to see what he says. And, I get to have a root canal tomorrow. A girl just can't have too much fun in one day!

Later in the week we are off to Cape Cod. One of my best friends while in college has a summer home there and we are visiting her and her husband. I have not seen her for 23 years -- I can't believe it has been that long but it has. After working for a few years out of college she moved to Alaska, I then moved to Georgia. She came down once to visit us here when Alan was about two years old. She was in Atlanta on business and she got to visit for a few days. We used to try to schedule our trips back to Peoria together so we could see each other but that got more and more difficult to do. But, we have stayed in touch and this weekend we will finally get to catch up. She left Alaska and moved to NY -- gained a new husband and they now reside in Albany. I have never met her new husband so I am anxious to meet Bill as well.

And, we will get away from these 90+ degree days here in Georgia.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

We're Back

from DC. Thanks to our son for being a great host. We went a few places we hadn't been before like the new Air and Space Museum out by Dulles, a Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yard and the National Cathedral. We stayed busy -- the weather cooperated and it was nice to have a visit.

Things I always forget about Washington DC -- there is so much green space -- I know the city was planned but it is so odd to see it. I wouldn't want to live there -- way too many people for me. Makes me a little uncomfortable. I got confused a good bit, but with Ralph and Alan there it was o.k.

I had to rest a good bit but tried to stay up with the guys as much as I could.

Our next trip is in a few weeks to Cape Cod. That one should be interesting.