Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It's been awhile

I know I haven't posted in awhile.  Thoughts not in the right place to get down on paper.

This weekend our son and daughter-in-law paid us a visit. It was so nice to have them here -- I'm always a little sad when they leave. I know that sounds pathetic, but I miss them even though they only live about 75 miles away. They are busy. They work a lot and they have their own lives so we hate to intrude into their time.  But I do miss them nonetheless.

I have been going to physical therapy for some back problems.  Yesterday, when I was there I wasn't having a particular day and I found myself having a problem following directions.  It was kind of like when I have a problem making change -- my brain knows what to do, I just can't physically do it.  So, when the therapist asked me to lie and my back and put my feet flat on the table so my knees were upright I couldn't do it.  I knew what he was telling me to do, I just couldn't do it.  Now the therapist doesn't know of my condition, so he just kind of moved my legs for me.  A couple of other times he asked me to do something and I couldn't figure out what he was telling me to do.  I should have something, but I didn't.  I am sure he thinks I am an idiot because I couldn't do simple tasks.  My husband told me I should have said something -- next trip I will.  I just hate bringing it up if I don't have to -- but perhaps this is one of those "have to" situations. I just feel so stupid.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Washington DC

I just returned from Washington DC from the Alzheimer's Advocacy Forum. It was a great conference, almost 1,000 people there.......all dressed in purple. I will post some photos soon. But, this year, the conference got to me. really got to me.....it was way too much for me. By the time we got to the airport to come home I literally didn't know if I was coming or going. had a meltdown at the airport and on the plane. glad Ralph was with me, because I am not sure what I would have done if he hadn't been there.  It was a long week -- too overwhelming.  More soon.