Thursday, October 29, 2009


I went out to play golf today. The only things I can say are:
1. The weather was beautiful
2. It was a nice day for a walk
3. I found three golf balls
4. Golf is a four letter word

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The week

I've been in Atlanta for a couple of days so no posting. I was hoping I would have a photo of our MW team from this weekend to post but not yet. Thanks again to my whole team for coming out in the rain and walking. I appreciate it!

Monday night I had the privilege to speak once again to Dr. Glass' gerontology class at UGA. Dr. Glass and I met by chance one day while riding a shuttle to the Atlanta airport. Since then, she has been gracious to allow me to come and speak with her class. I've said it before and I'll say it again, that it is also therapy for me to do that. It is interesting to see who is in her class and their take on Alzheimer's. Thanks for having me!

I've also been reading an advance copy of a book about familial Alzheimer's. A person I know with Younger On Set Alzheimer's has a cousin who is writing this book about the disease and it's affect on their family. Many family members have (or had) the disease and it is gut wrenching to think about. Gary's book is due out in January and I will certainly write more about it as it gets close to its debut. It is certainly worth reading.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Memory Walk

Well, the rain didn't stay away -- we all got drenched but we raised a lot of money and everyone seemed to take the rain in stride. It was ideal by any means but it was very heartwarming to me that people really came out in the rain and supported us. That is something I really can't express in words how meaningful that was to me.

Our Team, Team Athens raised roughly $15,000 and I couldn't be happier. I have a great group of team members and they are near and dear to my heart!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Memory Walk Day

It's Memory Walk Day -- I'm up early trying to double check everything. It's cold -- in the 40's and isn't suppose to get much warmer and currently it is raining outside. That is not even showing on the weather radar so I'm not sure what is up with that. Thanks to all who have contributed. More after the Walk.

Friday, October 09, 2009

The Week

was a little hectic but I survived. Next weekend is Memory Walk -- so we'll be in overdrive until that happens I suppose.

I heard from many friends this week and that is always nice. I wish I could spend more time with my friends and that is something I'm going to work on. There's never enough time to do the things we want, but it seems like we make time for some things -- I'm going to try to make more time with my friends.

I've made a few new friends this week as well. It's funny how you can meet some people and know instantly that they will become a good friend.

My birthday was this week and husband came up withs ome ways to remind me of my advancing age. My son pointed out that it was time to change my profile since I was no longer 53.........but I can say, that seven years ago when I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's I didn't think I would make it to 53 hearing about all the gloom and doom coming our way. And while that gloom and doom is still out there I can't let it get to me -- I just have to keep going......probably not as good as the Energizer bunny but going just the same.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Busy Week

I have a busy week ahead. So much going on I can't just rely on my calendar to get by -- yesterday I had to sit down and write everything down for every day so I wouldn't get confused. Usually I can go by a huge calendar we have in our kitchen for everything, but not this week. I feel better now that I have everything written down and Ralph has kind of checked it over. I wasn't so good about "scheduling" myself this week and the next for that matter.

Yesterday was a bad "word day", but I started doing something yesterday that I have never spell words backwards when I was typing -- now I can't do that in the doctor's office when they give me that little mini-mental test so I don't know why I am doing it now. It has taken me a very long time to write this entry. Not only was I spelling words backwards (and most of the time getting them right!) I didn't know I was doing it until I read back what I was writing. And, then sometimes I was writing a word like "doing" and writing "goind" instead -- interchanging the first and last letters. Pretty bazaar -- maybe I can just say I can't type!