Monthly Archives: April 2012

Clutter Control and Visits with Dad

Last week when I scheduled the rug cleaner to come, I didn’t realize how much preparation this task would require from me.  I spent all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning just picking up small furniture and cleaning clutter off tables.  I wanted the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Blogger Award and Versatile Blogger Award

Today I want to thank Terry Shepherd of Terry1954  for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award and the Versatile Blogger Award.  Terry is the caregiver for her brother who has Parkinson’s disease.  She writes a compelling blog that has … Continue reading

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Why My “To-Do” List Never Gets to “Done”.

Before I even arrived home from my vacation, I had prepared a list of things I needed to do.  I knew there would be a lot of mail and other things waiting for me and I wanted to have an … Continue reading

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It Looks Like a Hoarder House!

I have been home from my winter vacation for just a few weeks.  Already I am frustrated by my lack of progress on my list of things that need to be done.  I live in a small house in a … Continue reading

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Update and Follow-Up

OK, I admit I have been overwhelmed and left behind the past few days.  I haven’t even read most of my usual blogs though they are still in the reader.  I hope to catch up on a lot over the … Continue reading

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Why am I Doing This? Why Do I spend My Time and Energy Helping Dad?

While I was away on vacation, my son forwarded my mail to me in a weekly package which arrived the same day each week.  During that day, and even the day before, I would be stressed just knowing that problems … Continue reading

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Maybe I’m the Dummy! Social Security and Me.

Appointment as Dad’s Social Security Personal Representative When mom died I went to the Social Security Office to apply for the death benefit for dad.  They said he had to come in himself and I told them he had Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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