Thursday, January 15, 2015

Story of a Father and Daughter....Life

These past few months have been rewarding, frustrating and filled with moments of love and friendship. I have been helping care for my elderly father. He has  Dementia. I can understand better how a persons mind can control so much of our physical health also. Many days were filled with wit, humor, love, kindness and other days he couldn't remember  how to use the restroom or even eat on occasion. He knew that he was confused, but just couldn't understand how his mind was failing him on a daily basis. I'm now referring to this as the Demons of Dementia. To have a family member or close friend with this devastating disorder is to know  that no matter what you do to help one can not change the outcome. He fell recently and broke his hip. Now he is trying to heal in a skilled care facility. Probably won't be able to ever be at home again. My time caring for him with my mother has been challenging, but so rewarding now as I'm looking back at those special days. He always was there for us, now we will see this through til his final day. I sure wish I could fix this disorder called Dementia...maybe someday there will be a cure. I can only hope. Thanks Dad for this journey of life you have given us. You are the best, and when the cure comes to the medical community I'll be thinking of you and best, Sandra

Monday, December 15, 2014

Happy Holidays....

May you have a wonderful holiday season...Happy Holidays.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29th

I like small business saturday! This year it is on Nov.29th...A day to shop, have some fun and find all kinds of treasures for the holidays. Our retailers will thank us with some great bargains and values...Enjoy the day!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


When the rain returns it brings with it a sense of peace and solitude. Knowing that winter is soon arriving. The long warm days of summer are so pleasant yet very complicated. As the season changes so do our moods and attitudes. For me, it means indoor work and planning, rather than being outdoors experiencing nature. We accept this change and look forward to the next new season.  Rain, Rain, Rain.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Farmers Summer Markets.....

Some states offer extra benefit coupons to 62 years and older, with income qualifications. These coupons can be used at Farmers markets, roadside farm stands and others similar venues. They are usually issued in the spring and may continue to be used til September. The coupons benefit so many people, from the vendors to the consumer. Great products from farm to table, extremely fresh produce and wonderful conversations with local farmers about their items they sell. Check with your local state offices to see if the coupon or vouchers are available. Good info online also with your fav search engine.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Chicago Peace Rose...

One of the most lovely roses of a summer garden...The Chicago Peace Rose is stunning!  This photo is from her garden : singer, songwriter Kari Scott @

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fab Summer Day...

The weather today is just Fabulous! Blue sky, light wind and lots of sunshine...not too warm either, just so very comfortable. A simple day yet filled with elegance of good weather.