Monday, December 29, 2014


Last year I went and seen Mom Christmas Eve and Christmas Night. She was lucid Christmas Eve, but Christmas night she was pretty spacey, but sitting up talking.  The 26th I did not go out, and I feel guilty and sad about that. She was still sitting up. She might have been more lucid than Christmas night. Did not know that I would never talk to her again. The morning of the 27th they called me as she had slipped into a coma. We sat with her that Friday and Saturday night until she slipped away. I will always wish I had gone the night after Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2014


Excited about family getting together for Christmas with kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Yet 7 nights from tonight will be the night Mom left us. Dread that 1 year event.  It has been a year of "firsts" without her that have been hard. She was in such pain and getting weaker physically and mentally, but letting go was still hard. I prayed for her release from this, but felt guilty. She kept saying that she did not think she would live that long and did not want to.  But she was 93 and a fighter everyday until the last two.

Want to think of her now reunited with Dad and her brothers and sisters and having a good old time, smiling and laughing again.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Well December has just whizzed by and the New Year will soon be here. About this time of the year, I am ready for it to be over and a new one to start,

Jim went for check up to back dr. today.  They think he is progressing very well, though he thinks he should be all well by now.  I think she encouraged him some, he thinks he should feel better. It is going to be a long winter for him, hope he stays in rehab for the duration. Goes back in Feb for another check up.

Just about have our Christmas shopping done.  Have a few more things to get.  And I got my menu fixed, need to make grocery list.

Think our days of 60 degrees now and then are over. Has been rainy, and forecast says a little snow may come, and the cold definitely is coming. Do not do well with winter, after New Years, I am ready for spring.

Looking forward to getting together with family at Christmas.  Food, wine and Mimosas.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Brought Dec 1 in with a bang.  Had Lab at 9:00, went up to Lee"s Summit and had a really really good breakfast at Perkins. I can eat anywhere and anything and usually like it.  The reason I know today's really was a good breakfast is that Jim liked it and did not have any complaints. So I know it was a 5 Star meal.

Went to the Malls, hit JC Penney, Old Navy , Lowes, Harrisonville Walmart.  Got a good start on my shopping.  Came home, let my feet get back to normal and went to Dollar Store and got some thing I needed there.

Got my tree standing and the decorations up from basement.  So hopefully tomorrow, I will get it decorated, and can put some packages under it.

Club dinner is 9th, and I finished up the gifts we will take to our special friends at the Nursing Homes.

Got to get my menu made out and grocery list set.

Time is marching on and this year is about to be over. Then I will want to hibernate until April.