Caregiver Tip #1, Books that Saved My Sanity

  Our population is in a large up swing as “Baby Boomers” reach Social Security age which indicates the potential increased need for Caregivers. There are many stages the elderly and dying go through until  death. The books below helped me maneuver the invisible line we have to cross based on their capabilities. ” Each of the books made a profound difference in understanding which I needed Actions I needed to potentially help with and understand the root cause of certain actions. I found with my Grannys the time frame was at breakneck speed due to her Dementia. With my Gramps we had more time together and for him to participate in his affairs which caused conflict as we transitioned over to me making decisions. The 36 hour day by Nancy L. Mace & Peter V. Rabins Elder Rage or Take My Father Please !, How to Survive Caring For Aging Parents by Jacqueline Marcell The Savvy Senior, The Ultimate Guide to Health, Family, and Finances for Senior Citizens by Jim Miller The Complete Eldercare Planner by Joy Loverde I hope one of the books or all help you if you find yourself at a crossroad. Xx M

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Wooly Bully (Monday Music Smile: Song a Day Challenge – Day #4)

Originally posted on Living a Beautiful Life:
https://youtu.be/KZJiGu6Gz8E My song of the day:  Wooly Bully Artist:  Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs Lyrics (best excerpt):  “Matty told Matty told Hatty, that’s the thing to do Get you someone really to pull the wool with you Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully” Meaning:  Your smile of the day! Enjoy! . Welcome to the Song a Day Challenge!  Thank you to Plain Ol’ Vic for nominating me! Here are the rules: Post a song a day for five consecutive days.  (I’m posting consecutive Mondays) Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional) Post the name of the song and video Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge My Nominee: Surbani Sandhu . _________ Video posted to youtube by user Top401965 _________ Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as comment, criticism, scholarship, teaching, research and news reporting.  Fair use is a use permitted. “Fair Use” guidelines: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html _________ . ?

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Arelow

Originally posted on Sheldon Kleeman:
Listening is for learning As watching is for Application There are certain Instances That can’t Be explained,as the All of life is truly A mystery,that warmth Is your body,the smile When you said hello Is all part of quiet storm There’s no need for Explanation if there Is a spring in your Step,just know To learn To watch & never Question

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Writing Consult Update II

Originally posted on Living a Beautiful Life:
The day of the writing consult finally arrived! I was prepared: I had a hard copy of the submission as well as a digital copy on a flash drive. I had pens.  (Yes, those ancient instruments!) I’d read the submission a couple of times and stopped when I focussed too much on things I’d change. I reflected on the story:  the characters; the settings; the language… why I’d chosen certain words, etc. I had ideas how the story could be improved. I arrived an hour early. . I was excited!  Oddly enough, I wasn’t nervous or apprehensive at all. . So, what did they say? Writer Guy:  I liked this story.  Your writing is very good so my suggestions are stylistic. Me:  (happy, surprised silence). Writer Guy is a graduate of an accredited post-secondary writing program and is a working, published writer. Since his comments were stylistic, he pointed out that other people would have different comments and these were simply his reactions and impressions.  We discussed notes he’d made on his copy and I followed along on my copy, making my own notes. Interestingly, he mentioned a couple points I’d noticed myself.  He also mentioned other points I hadn’t noticed.  His favorite passage was one I wouldn’t have guessed.  He identified that passage as a potential theme to run through the whole story (if I expanded the story). When we’d gone through all his points we talked about…

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Aspergrass

Originally posted on Sheldon Kleeman:
I can smell in the air I can taste in my mouth The certainty of life As the bombs dropped From the air,we are all Victims of happenstance As we stand with our backs Against the wall,how can this be The rat and his cheese You see, once you digress & take on Life in the wild The rat will always rear it’s head

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Stalker Alert has my Survival Skills in High Gear

Hang with me I need all of you! I’ve been to sick to meet par, now out of bed, training and will find out who Stalker. My WP sites are not working right, maybe  I screwed up in knee jerk after March 22, 17 Twitter attack and Stalker making it known he was on my tail. 20 yrs ago I was stalked for 6 yrs, I’m a Survivor and will not back down or lose! I need huge favor, start rebloging everyone on site, current and past to see if have issue, it’s one hang up on both sites, personal & Survivors. I will make rounds and reblog to see if I can see a weak,link. Any thoughts, words or direct comments on what looks not quite right leave a comment. We can win this battle together, we are or moving forward to Survive, the answer is in plain site ? Any Hacker ideas, I don’t know how, don’t want to

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Throw Back Thursday * Arthur James Recovery Strikes a Cord*

Survivors get up brush of the toxic waste and move forward. I have talked to hundreds of people over the years, one element I notice is everyone has a concept of Survival yet they are still carrying around the baggage of the trauma and may not realize their toxic Survivors work thru the issue and take another step? Are you carrying around all the baggage, all the toxic waste thrown at us? Look straight ahead, are you moving forward Xx  M  

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Easter

Originally posted on vanbytheriver:
It started as a typical Easter weekend. There was a new outfit, frilly dress, white patent leather shoes, white gloves and flowered hat. The Sunday meal was planned. Good Friday was mysterious. For reasons not yet clear to us, we were to spend a few hours in church, in total silence. There was fasting, no meat, but there were eggs…so many eggs. By evening, we were on board with the celebration. Enter PAAS…the century-old  egg dye, small tablets activated by white vinegar to produce such lovely color. We were too young to know or care why, we just loved the ritual. My grandmother presided. A devout Catholic, immigrant from Prague, she loved Easter. We felt her joy. Sometime during the cleanup, she excused herself, and took to the living room sofa, claiming she felt a bit tired. She never woke up. Cardiac arrest. Age 57. Chaos ensued. Our mom was quickly dispatched from her job at Bell Telephone. Grandma was gone by the time she arrived. Our dad sat in shock. He adored his mother. He had supported her in every way imaginable since the age of 12, when his own father vacated their lives. We were the three daughters whose world was forever changed; aged 8, 6 and 8 months. We were losing our real mom, and about to meet our biological one. It would not go well. For many years that followed, I had…

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Love Me Now, Make Me Feel Safe Inside?

Arthur James Bay released Recovery, his second LP this year, it’s shines like the Red Moon. Every song pulls me in or makes me move. He’s a nice guy, still has feet on ground, not on the hamster wheel. He returned all my tweets, gave me personal message @ instead of Support. He’s thankful for the support, more importantly a second chance. I wish him great success. It’s an exciting time for British music, my ear is tuned in.  XxM

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Friday Psychotic Break

Tom Petty incapsulates everything Rock & Roll. I hadn’t seen this version, WOW.  Feel his rage, drugs, possibilities are endless.   Breakdown  Tom Petty & Heartbreakers  12/30/1978-Winterland, San Francisco.  I’m feeling front stage today.  Like version? How about suggestions. I always enjoy you’re thoughts & feedback.  😎M https://youtu.be/G1cmOq9MSo

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