Heavy-Hearted

Today has been tough. I keep thinking about what Alton Sterling’s family must be going through. About all the families who have been through similar things. It’s not right! This shouldn’t keep happening. I am truly baffled that there are people who don’t believe there is a problem. Another reason I’m sad  is that my mom’s dementia is…

Momma’s Rock Collection

My mom has always collected interesting-looking stones, but ever since dementia started affecting her, she no longer has the desire to keep her collection small.. haha, that’s putting it lightly. Windowsills, shelves, and countertops are all being taken over by her rock collection. I know it’s kind of a strange fixation, but they bring her so…

An Off Week

I am having an off day. An off week, really. On Monday night, less than an hour after I had bragged on this blog about Lulu’s progress, she became suddenly aggressive toward me again. This time it was bad. It’s been a heartbreaking couple of days as we try to figure out what to do with her. We…

If I Had 3 Wishes…

If I found an old lamp in the attic and a genie popped out with the promise to grant me three wishes, I would have a really difficult time deciding what to ask for. That’s a lot of pressure! How could a person pass up the opportunity to rid the world of violence? Or starvation? Or TAXES?…

3 Things I Would Tell My 15-Year-Old Self

– Stop pretending that you like things just to look cool in front of boys. Figure out what you like, and don’t apologize for it. Those guys aren’t gonna stick around anyway (except one, and he thinks you’re cool no matter what you do or don’t like). – Spend more time with your mom! Let her…

Coloring Together / Thoughts on Dementia

My favorite pictures I snapped this week are from coloring with my mom this afternoon. Every time I try to write about Mom’s dementia, I just can’t do it. It’s part of why I stopped posting on my last blog – when things with her got bad, I would try to write about it, I…