Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

To all my followers, friends and family. I appreciate your love, support and friendship all year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Time to Face Alzheimer's

Pfizer and the Alzheimer's Association are teaming together for a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day. The Float will be titled "It's Time to Face Alzheimer's". You can go to this website and check out the float and to also share your story of dealing with Alzheimer's in your family.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Some people are made for traveling, others are not. I like to travel and see new things. It's much harder to travel by myself these days especially to new places. But, I think my days of traveling to new places with my husband is over. He's not a traveler. I can no longer be the "responsible" one on the trip -- seeing to everything because my mind doesn't work that way any longer. He has always relied on me to do that -- and he isn't capable of doing it. He might be capable of doing it, he just doesn't want to do it. Plus, as I've mentioned before, he is very negative. With him, the glass is never half full or half empty -- it's always empty. there are always a million reasons why we can't do something, or he is worrying about things that are totally out of his control, which makes a trip more trying for me and way too stressful. Taking a trip is suppose to be fun -- not stressful.

I loved Cancun -- it just wasn't the relaxing trip I was hoping for. And, I couldn't help but think that at some point in probably the not too distant future I won't remember it. So, if you look at it that way, I guess it doesn't really matter in the long run whether it was a good trip or not. But, since I have to live in the now I wish it would have been a more enjoyable trip. I'll have to pick another traveling partner next time.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


We just returned from five days in Cancun -- it was really beautiful and a lot warmer than Georgia. We visited the Mayan Ruins in Chichen-Itza and some of those photos are here as well.

Friday, December 17, 2010


I haven't been MIA -- I've been in Cancun Mexico for the last five days. I'll post photos soon. While I was gone lots of things happened including the passage in the house of representatives of the NAPA bill. For more information see here

Thanks for all that called on their legislators for this to pass. The President now needs to sign off on the bill.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

christmas spirit

We went to UGA and had a Christmas luncheon with the women's basketball team and then we helped assemble bikes for some needy children. We've done this for several years and it is nice be able to give something back to the community. Each player has a person who does a scrapbook of the season for her. I have a nice young lady, Ronika Ransford, from Washington DC that I am doing the scrapbook for. She is pictured here with me. Int he first photo the girls are attempting to sing We Wish You a Merry Chritmas but they had to read the words because they didn't know all of them. Then they wanted to know what "figgy pudding" was -- that makes me feel old!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

good news

Yesterday the Senate passed the National Alzheimer's Project Act -- now it goes to the House of Representatives. This act is so important to keep Alzheimer's up front and to make it a national priority. Let your house of representative member know that you want this passed. A little more about the National Alzheimer's Project Act here:

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Just returned from speaking to a psychology class at UGA. They had great questions and were very attentive considering this was their last day of classes and I probably wasn't what they wanted to hear today! But, as always, I enjoyed it and it is my form of therapy. Anyway, thanks for having me and best of luck on your exams!

I have loads of things to do before this weekend. I'm starting to get anxious about it. But, I started cleaning one of my craft rooms and then one thing led to another and then I'm cleaning out more rooms. I can't stand the clutter. I have a hard enough time finding what I'm trying to find most of the time because I don't remember where I put things. So, in order to help myself I have to be pretty organized and when I'm not, I get anxious. So, I have to put off the things I need to do, in order to get organized enough to do them. I know that sounds crazy -- but that is just the way my life is.

Sunday, December 05, 2010


Don't ever take them for granted. That's what gets me by. I know I'll forget them, but they haven't forgotten about me -- and I'm grateful for that.

Busy Week

Three times to Atlanta this week -- third time today --going with friends to see the UGA women's basketball team play Georgia Tech.

Thanks to Dr. Glass' class at UGA for sending such a nice card to me. They were thanking me for speaking to their class and it was such a pleasant surprise to get the card and read all their notes. I really appreciate that! I'm speaking to a pyschology class this week at UGA -- that's a new one for me so we'll see how it goes!

My sister-in-law's niece died yesterday in Illinois in an automobile accident. She was 26 and had her two boys 8 and 9 in the car with her. They are currently in the hospital but don't have life threatening injuries. What a shame -- the weather is probably to blame as it was snowing and icy. Not sure what is going to happen to the children now as their father is not in the picture. i know my sister in law was close to them and I feel so bad for the family and those children -- especially here at Christmas time. Please keep them in your prayers.