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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Thursday, June 7 Reply with quote

Good morning BakeSpace friends...at least it's morning in the eastern section of the USA. I woke at 12:15 and haven't been able to go back to sleep, so thought I would go ahead in get my post in for the day...may as well do something other than toss and turn. I don't know why this is happening so much lately....I sleep well about two nights and then a night comes along where I can't sleep. Could it be that I'm gong through the dreaded change? I've heard that menopause does strange things to a person, and I am at that age.

This will probably be my only post today, one of my co-workers and I are going shopping and out to eat tonight after we get off work. We are going to purchase a gift card for the man in my office who is getting married. I told one of the other ladies in my office, that I'm anxious to get this card purchased before this money disappears too. Once the card is purchased, it's going in the office safe until the party on the 22nd...I'm not taking any chances this time. I told you the other day that several of the people in my office gave me money to replace what was missing...that was so nice of them. Thanks to them I only have to come up with $35 instead of the $95. I do work with some great people!

I have got something funny to tell you. Tuesday, when the campus police came to talk to me and Ashley about the missing money and her IPod, the rumor mill started. The police officer came back to the big room and we walked down to the conference room, so we could have a little privacy. I guess, when everyone in the room saw me being escorted by the police, their imaginations went wild and the instant messaging began. I gather they thought I was in trouble and was going to be taken from the building. We had that happen about 9 months ago, where a woman was cheating on her time and she was fired and the campus police escorted her from the building. So, when I heard about my co-workers reactions, I had to laugh! Me of all people...I've always been one who went out of my way to avoid trouble. Laughing

Re. my sister...thanks for the prayers. I'm trying to think of a way to bring up the subject to my niece. I made a promise that I would never be like my Aunt Juanita a meddling, interfering old maid (I hate that term, but it fit her...I'm not an old mad, just single Laughing ) aunt. I know they have new meds out now that can delay the dementia and if Jean can get tested, and we know for sure that it is dementia, we can delay the progression. One thing, since going through this with Mom, we are more aware and can see the changes in my sister, that we just didn't think about with Mom. We just thought it was because Mom was getting older and never thought there was really something wrong. Now we know better and know what to look for. I just hope my sister's children are receptive!

Kenna Lou - thanks for keeping us updated on your mother's condition. My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your DM and the rest of your family.

Vicki - did you get a lot accomplished yesterday? It's wonderful that your mother-in-law is helping you redecorate.

Debbie - glad you were able to get a good nights sleep and felt well rested and more energetic yesterday...that certainly helps to get through the day. I bet you're happy to get your carpets clean...mine are in desperate need of cleaning, but I just haven't had the energy to tackle that job. Did you get that chocolate pie made yet? I agree with you, I don't think many young people are taught manners or even to respect their elders. You should hear how one of our student workers talks to us! My mother always taught us to respect other people and their property. She even told us, if an older person comes into a room and we are sitting in a chair, we were to get up and offer that person our seat. I never see that happen anymore. It just amazes me!

Patti - I'm so glad to learn that I'm not the only person who is shocked at what goes on at graduations these days. They had air horns at the graduation I attended the other night and I couldn't believe it! It's bad enough all the yelling and chearing, but the air horns are entirely too much! I shared your story about Madison not being able to walk due to a bad back and knees, at work yesterday; everyone laughed and thought she was just too cute.

I guess I had better try to get back to sleep...it's 2:00 and 5:00 AM will be here before I know it, and if I want to have energy to shop tonight, I need to get more sleep.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sheryle
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



GOOD MORNING SHERYLE and ALL BAKESPACE FRIENDS.......I can't sleep either.....I've got that RLS going on in my legs and I can't set them still! It really aggervates me to no end too! I tried watching a little TV,but couldn't find anything worth watching, so i thought well I'll just go start the post for this morning and Hello there's our friend Sheryle! What a surprise! Yes Sheryle, I'm afraid to tell ya, but not sleeping well IS a sign of Menopause...or at least that's when all my sleeping problems started! How wonderful that your co-workers have helped replace the stolen money...those people are very good friends! I really had a laugh when you told the story about being escorted to the conference room by the police. I just pictured the scene in my head and could see all the tongues wagging with rumors starting! You'll be the talk of the campus for a few daysor until the real reason comes out. What a hoot! Your sister Jean is still on my prayers list. Hopefully her children will do what is neccesary to get her the help she needs and I'm sure they will! Since you've been through this with your Mother, may I ask a question? What is the difference between dementia and alzheimer's...do they have simlar symptons? The reason I ask is DH's grandfather had Alzheimers and we watched him get worse over a period of years. Then a few years after he passed away we were in Florida visiting my grandfather and he was fine and the next year my Aunt said he had full blown Alzheimers, so bad that he didn't know her. I thought it took years for that diesase to get that bad!Anyway I will continue to pray for your sister and you and the family! Have a nice evening out tonite!

Kenna, I just wanted to tell you, thanks for the update on your Mother. She and you also are in my prayers. DH's Mom had a small stoke and I think she might have a slight memory problem, but nothing serious! I have a slight memory problem too! She's in the hospital getting the help she needs and with prayer will be home soon!

A little story about my roast dinner......first of all it was a huge roast and when i put it in the crock-pot I thought..I hope this gets done in time! At 3:00 I checked it and it wasn't half way done. I thought OK what am I going to do...Well since it was just going to be DH and the kids (my dad was out of town) I called my DD and told her it wasn't done and I'd fix everything I was going to fix and just have DH stop and get a bucket of chicken...she said don't worry about it...let's just put some dogs on the gril..so that's what we did. So the big roast dinner is tonite! Along with the Chocolate Pie! The carpet looks so much better.....although I was going around the house, picking up kids toys and little things so they wouldn't have to move things and the doorbell rings at 10:00...now mind you my appt. was for 11:00 ! It was the guys to clean...he says we're an hour early, hope you don't mind, I sald I don't mind, but a phone call would have been nice! I don't think I'll use them again and not for that reason alone either. The one guy is very pushie in trying to sell you stain guard, room deodarizer and things like that.....I know it's part of thier job, but you say no thnak you, no means no!
Well, finallyI'm getting a little sleepy and my legs have settled down some, so I think I'll try to get some sleep! I'm not going to take the time to proof read all this chitter chatter, so I have I didn't make too many typing errors! Good morning to everyone that comes here today! I love you all and wish you all a beautiful day! Debbie
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Morning Sheryle,Debbie and all who follow.
Didn't get to post yesterday been real busy with the last few days of school.I put my good morning to all of you on myspace then got busy and didn't get to come on here.Tuesday night was Kristin's 5th grade promotion ceremony.It went well,all the kids were dressed up nice.They were all well behaved and most of the audience behaved themselves.Only a few whistled and yelled when one of their kids went on stage.
Today is Kaitlyn's kindergarten promotion ceremony,so I'm kind of rushed to get things done before it's time to go back to school.DD and SoIL will be getting off work early to come to it.DH and I will be there too.After school we're going shopping for some bible school crafts ,then eat.( the girls get to pick where) Rolling Eyes

Sheryle,I have those kind of nights.Sleep good one night,the next 2 or so hardly sleep at all.So glad your co-workers helped out with the money.
My Mom at first was told by her dr. that she had dementia from her diabetes,when she got to forgetting things.It got real bad,to the point of her seeing things.Her's would come and go.When she had to go to the hospital(she was having breathing problems)she started seeing things so they called in another Dr. who checked her out and said it was her liver.The test they ran weren't showing it but he was sure of it .Turned out he was right.Her seeing things was coming from a high level of something from her liver problem.
I think alot of older people have some trouble with their memory.I find that I do forget things easier than I use to.I'll keep your sister and all of you in my prayers.Have fun tonight with your friends. Smile

Debbie,Your roast dinner sounds good.I'll probably be eating at McDonalds or Burger King Sad Have a wonderful day. Smile

Kenna Lou,'m keeping your Mom,you and all your family in my prayers.

Vicki, Hope your kitchen work is going well.

Well I'd better get some things done, before I know it it will be time to leave.

Wishing all of you a great day.

Hugs,
Pat
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Debbie - My mother had what is referred to as Alzheimer’s type dementia. It isn’t quite as serious as Alzheimer’s but she still had many of the symptoms. The first signs and things we just thought had to do with aging, is that she couldn’t balance her checkbook, so I did that for her, then she got so she couldn’t even write a check, so I took that over. Alzheimer’s patients get very dependent on one person and they want that person to do everything for them…that’s exactly what Mom did. She would hide things and then couldn’t find them and swear that someone had stolen them. After we had put her in the nursing home, while we were cleaning out the house, we found a billfold of hers that she was sure my sister’s grandson had taken, in a robe in her closet. She became paranoid…I would get calls in the middle of the night from her medical alert, telling me that Mom had contacted them and they couldn’t reach her. So I would have them call the police, and then I would call my sister, because I was afraid to go over there and find her dead or something. So we would go to her house at two in the morning and find that she had thought she heard someone outside and had barricaded herself in the house. These are things that happen with Alzheimer’s too. When I visited her in the nursing home, she would forget that I had been there (maybe even within an hour or two of my visit) and start crying for me, the nurse would call me and I would go out and settle her down. One of the differences between what she had an actual Alzheimer’s is that she always knew her children (and I’m so thankful for that) her eldest grandchildren and some nieces when they would visit. My brother took his granddaughter out to see her one time and she kept thinking she was my brother’s daughter. When I would tell her that Jennifer was married and had a little girl, Mom just couldn’t comprehend that because she still thought Jennifer was about 6 years old. She would have good moments when she would ask questions and she would tell me that she was just trying to figure things out. What finally took her in the end is that she had a mini stroke and then just stopped eating. Our family doctor said that the dementia patients forget how to eat. My dear mother knew me until the very end and even uttered the sounds, “I love you too.”, and even when lying on her death bed sedateted by morphine, she could sense when I left the room and became restless until I returned, which usually wasn't long. I’m so thankful that she knew us, that was one less hearbreak to have to deal with. So, even though Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s type dementia are very similar, there are a few small differences. Both, I believe are hereditary, not only did my mother have it, but her grandfather and one of her aunts had the disease. It missed my dear grandmother; she was still spry and sharp until kidney problems took her at 80. Most people suffer from some type of dementia as they age, just not as severe as Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s type dementia.

I hope I was able to answer your question. I’m sorry I was so long winded, I could have probably answered it in a lot less words, but once I started to think about it, all of these memories started coming back. You’re lucky I stopped when I did, I could have gone on and on.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Debbie - sorry to hear you couldn't sleep either...too bad we didn't know that each of us couldn't sleep we could have im'd each other. I hope you were able to get a little sleep. I got a few hours, but was and still am a little sleepy. How disappointing...to look forward to a nice roast and then not be able to eat it.

Pat - happy to hear that Kirsten's ceremony went well and hope that Kaitlyn's goes equally well. Now after these ceremonies are the girls finished with school or do they still have to attend tomorrow? I'm sure you will be happy when they are finally out for the summer.

I had better get back to work, my break is over.

Have a great afternoon!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.....I should be in the kitchen making something for dinners dessert, but I'm not in the mood..well Iam but the ole foot says NO Standing! I do however have the roast in a slow oven to re-heat and will peel some potatoes later. I thought I'd set and check on everyone! Our weather here in WV is beautiful, blue skies, nice breeze and warm temps. high 80's! Sipposed to get more rain tomorrow and then the temps will drop back into the 70's again..those are my kind of temps. The kids are coming over for dinner tonite, but right now they are at a local water park swimming!

***PAT, So glad Kristen's ceremony went well and everyone was well behaved. Better than some high school cerermonies, huh? Now tonite is Kaityln's and then schools out! it's good her mom and dad can be there along with you both! Do you all have big summer plans?

***SHERYLE, Thank you for all the info about Alzheimers and Dementia. You weren't long winded at all. I just hope it wasn't hard for you to "RE-LIVE" your mother's suffering. I wasn't thinking about that or I would have never ask. So Sorry. You poor dear, you really were there for her and had a time with her didn't you? (((SHERYLE)) I surely pray that your sister gets the help she needs, so you don't have to go through that again.

Well, I guess I'll go peel my potatoes, maybe sneak in a half hour nap before dinner. You all ahve a good afternoon and I'll check back this evening. Bye for now....Debbie
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Debbie...don't worry about upsetting me. I think it's good to talk about some and I am at a point where, even though it still makes me sad, I don't break out in tears when I talk about it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Sheryle, Debbie, Pat, and everyone else who comes by today. I got right on my outside work this morning, so I wouldn't have to be out there in the heat today. I wanted to get everything watered good with all this hot dry weather headed our way. I think a good nights sleep is something you never appreciate in the years it comes so easy, now how many of us long for it! Seems like most people I know have a terrible time getting and staying asleep.
*Sheryle, so sorry that you had such a rough night. Hopefully Madison's back and knees will be better this weekend. We are keeping her again, her parents have some church related activity on Saturday that will have them not getting home until almost midnight. We love having her of course. I tired to teach my kids to give older people their seats also, sure don't see that happening much anymore. Your story brought back memories of my grandfather. My sister and I went to try to help him out when my grandmother passed away and it was sad to find out that he was not capable of being on his own anymore. Some of the stories were so similar. He locked his razor in his safe because he knew someone was breaking in and using it, then he couldn't remember the combination to the safe. He insisted his neighbors took off his siding at night and drilled holes in his house to raise his utility bills. Then we noticed him getting lost even just on his way in town. He used to be a truck driver, so this was really unusual. We called a family meeting and had him put in a home for his safety. It was such a sad thing to do. That is almost funny that your co-workers were wondering what you were in trouble for. Have fun going out to eat and shopping tonight.
*Debbie, I don't like pushy salesmen either. I guess that is how they make so many sales, but I sure don't appreciate their tactics. I would have thought that your roast would get done, hmm. My crockpot gets so hot though, I will probably never have to worry about things not getting done. I would not appreciate someone showing up an hour early for an appointment without a call either! Will your Dad be able to come to the roast beef dinner tonight? I am sure everyone will enjoy it even more after the wait.
*Pat, maybe the girls will surprise you tonight with where they pick to eat. It is so nice that you all will be able to go to Kaitlyn's graduation today. Enjoy your shopping and hopefully your out to eat also.
Hope we all get a good nights rest, after a beautiful day.
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