101 Auntie E Street, Bloggersville, USA

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesdays News. Family News.

It's been a while since I posted, Life has been crazy. So many  things has happened and the  changes are impacting my life.  I am  going to update you all now.

In May we had a water supply line in the basement break. It flooded the whole basement. We had to have everything taking out and the walls cut out. The restoration took about a month to finish. During that time my dad got sick and I had to rush back to Virginia Beach to take care of him. We also had a Baby Shower for Heather ( she is like a Second Daughter). All of this went on at the same time. I ended up going between houses, my Dads and Mine to get things done. We were also working on the decks doing repairs. So as you can see that was a busy month.

June my father had a stroke. I had  to rush to his home. He had an Broca's Aphasia stroke*. Which affected his Talking in finding words and part of his memory. It was a learning curve for the family. We all learned a lot about Aphasia Strokes. The result was Dad could not stay by himself for three months. He would undergo theraphy. That meant he was going to be with us til September. After all the therapy, which he did well, He decided he no longer wanted to live alone. Therefore He is now with us Full time. We are in the process of moving he in with us.

We have been working on both house trying to recouperate from the flood and preparing Dads house for closing up. He needed new windows,  house painting and yard care. We have been downsizing the items in the houses at both locations. I have to admit he is much happier here at our home. Laughing and playing games with the family, visiting family and seeing the grand kids and great grand kids. We are busy at our home.

My daughter is still in college. This is her last year. I told her she did not have to work. So that means she is coming home more often. I like that! We can actually plan a holiday. We are going to South Carolina  and Georgia in December.

Some other things that have happened are:  Two more Babies have been added, an Uncle got married and I got to see a lot of the cousins I haven't seen in a long time.  As you can see life goes on even with the changes that occur. I still have to say I am still a happy camper. Enjoying life. Looking forward to having my Dad in our lives. He is doing well and at 83 still getting around.

 Below info on the type of Stroke Dad had:
"A type of nonfluent aphasia, so called because speech production is halting and effortful. Damage is typically in the anterior portion of the left hemisphere. The dominant feature is agrammatism (impaired syntax). Content words (nouns, verbs) may be preserved but sentences are difficult to produce due to the problems with grammar, resulting in "telegraphic speech." In its more severe form, spoken utterances may be reduced to single words. Comprehension is typically only mildly to moderately impaired, and impairments are primarily due to difficulty understanding complex grammar. Repetition of words and sentences is usually poor." 
 this is from http://www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Clinical-Topics/Aphasia/Common-Classifications-of-Aphasia/

Monday, May 11, 2015

Police Week 2015

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Every year on or about the 15th of May, we remember the fallen Police/ Peace officers. In 1962 the President of the United States, J. F. Kennedy sign a  proclamation that this day would be set aside to honor the fallen officers who gave their lives in service  in Law Enforcement. Today we refer to it as The National Peace Officers' Memorial Week. We set aside time in the week to remember and honor the fallen. In DC there are week long activities to help the children and families of the fallen both current and pass years

It is hard to do this in just one week. So through the year there are camps and other support group to assist in the coping of the loss. As an Survivor I can tell you how hard it is. As only a child of 7 when he was taken, I never thought about it. But once I was older and realize that he never saw my brother born, or saw us graduate from school, college, get married and see the great grandchildren born. It became clear how the sudden death by a criminal hand affect the family left behind.

I am grateful for the COPS and American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. Though them I have been able to be involved in activities and deal with the lost of love ones.

 My Mother was very involved in the FOP Aux and well as the Concerns of Police Survivors. She was in at the beginning of the COPS. Setting up chapters and assisting the fallen families in the Court and at home. I miss her in so many ways. However she prepared me to be a survivor and for that I am grateful.

Less we forget them so they did not die in vine but in service to their towns, states, counties  and country. In this day of unrest for the Police departments. Their jobs are get harder and harder to do. The Law seems to be for the criminal more than the people hurt or killed. Police/Peace Officers jobs are in jeopardy. However we still have dedicated  People who continue to service our Villages ,Towns and States. We will always remember the ones who gave their lives to Protect our Freedoms. Thank you for your service and In remembrance of the officers families.... We will always be there for the sacrifice  of your family.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday News- A Full Start to 2015

Wow.. It's been awhile. A lot has been happening. Mostly My life has been taken over by events. So I will update on My Monday News.

To Start with My Father was diagnosed  with Diabetes. We have been moving from Pills to Insulin to get it under control. we seen to finally have it at a good number. Although we had some trials along the way. I have been going between Virginia and Maryland for over a year. Now I go once a month for a few weeks to help him out. Doctor and health care appointments, and cleaning and doing some house repairs for him.  He is doing better now, coming up on his 83rd birthday. I plan on have a small local family Party.

My Daughter is still in College. Finishing up her Junior year. We have been trying to see each other over the year. She is going in Pennsylvania. We are about 6 hours from her. Between her work and school, we do not get to see her that much. She does get to come home for a short time for time to time. With all the technology I do talk to her everyday by Skype, Texting, cell or Messaging. I keep up on things though Facebook. Love all this technology. How did I ever manage with out it, it seem like I have had it forever now.

Hubby has been working from home for a while now. A bit of change for me. Getting use to him being home and still doing my home business. The weather has taking a toll on him. With all this pollen, it has been hard for him the breathe.

Now for my Nieces and Nephews. Let see there has been three babies born and one still on the way. Two weddings last year. Critter is learning trumpet and he is doing well! Alex is playing Basketball, we got to see her play in Hampton Virginia. Soccer season is starting for Critter and Alex. So, there will be lots of games.

As for me...well... I have  been working on the yard and house. Still managing my business.  Plus been working on some new recipes for the cookbook site. We had some work done on the back yard last fall. looking good this season. I will be posting more on that on the yard and garden site.

As you can see we have been very busy. I hope to do some updates and traveling fun post this summer. Lots of things planned for me. Hope you will come back to see the going ons in my household.