Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This and That

My son is coming home the weekend of the 9th -- it will be a quick trip -- less than 48 hours actually, but I'm glad he's coming home. Sometimes you just need to see your kids -- it's been about 5 months since I have seen him and even though that isn't a long time in many ways, it can sometimes seem a lot longer than that. We share October birthdays and we have always tried to be together as close to those dates as possible -- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But, even if it is for just a short weekend, it will be nice to have him home.

Our Memory Walk is less than a month away now. So many people have put so much into it -- I'm just hoping for no rain this year. Last year was the first year we encountered rain and it was miserable.

In a few short weeks The Shriver Project will be out. It will focus on Alzheimer's disease and as it gets closer to release, I'll fill you in more about it. First Lady of California Mary Shriver is behind it and a lot of work has been put into the report. I'm anxious to see it come out.

It's finally cooled down here in the south -- no more 90 degrees day for awhile.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

World Alzheimer's Day

Today, September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day. Give someone you know with Alzheimer's an extra hug today. The Alzheimer's Association has put out a new report that can be found here regarding Alzheimer's impact on the World. http://www.alz.org/news_and_events_world_alzheimers_day.asp#Report

I've been out of town for a few days and haven't been able to post. Will be posting photos soon of new arrivals into our family in Illinois. Got to visit two new precious babies!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

A Little slow

in posting I know. Have been busy -- and have a bum knee. Went to the doctor and he has me on crutches for a few weeks. After already having had a couple of knee surgeries and a broken foot, I'm used the crutches, but I still hate them. We'll see how things go.

Was in Atlanta a few days this week on Alz. business. Things are gearing up for Memory Walk -- although it is a little over a month away, there is still plenty to get done. I'm just hoping for no rain this year.

USA Today is doing a story on Alzheimer's -- think I mentioned it in a previous post -- it is due out next Thursday the 16th so be watching out for it. The writer, Mary Brophy Marcus has been working on it for some time and she has certainly done her research. Should be good.