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Somewhere in the good ole USA
I'm just Jeanie. What more can be said?
Interests: Writing, reading, taking care of Mom
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Let me see . . . I already have Mudworks, Science Art, and signed edition of First Art, so I'll take a copy of "Art with Anything", please. My first solid memory of feeling "artistic" does not involve painting, or sculpture, or drawing, but rather it is about music. Like all of the children, I went to music class as part of my first grade experience and, lo and behold, I opened my mouth and I could actually sing - and good, too! I remember the experience so vividly, almost as if I could see the musical notes floating out of my mouth and around the room in wild abandon. I could *sing*! I remember the feeling of exhilaration as the teacher smiled at me and I could tell she approved. Here was something I was good at without even trying and it felt so wonderful! This experience led me to sing, sing, sing all the time. I joined every chorus I could and even when they were making us wear silly little bunny ears and hop up and down on the rickety stands, it just felt wonderful to me!
Taking Mom out to any public venue - the park, a restuarant, and (tonight) WalMart - can be compared to traveling around with a very cute puppy. People absolutely fawn over her! Tonight she rode around WalMart in her little black wheelchair and people just could not leave her alone.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Life's Journey
It can be frustrating at times that Mom has an instinct for when I am "up". As long as I sit quietly on the bed, as I am now, she sleeps. And she needs her sleep for she is starting down that long journey of mixing up her days and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Life's Journey
I realized just now as I sit her watching her watch a game show that she has no hope of actually following or understanding that she has no clue how ill she is. She does not know or realize that her life is slowly being stolen from her by this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Life's Journey
I've hidden the "Safety Monitor" under her bed. The listening unit sits on my nightstand. It's a testament to how far this terrible disease has progressed that she had not noticed the listening unit or if she has noticed it that she doesn't care to ask what it is. So,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Life's Journey
January 18, 2009 Tonight Mom needed me to hold her before she could go to sleep. She laid her head on me and I stroked her hair. Silence reigned as she snuggled in closer; I wondered as I held her if she feels the end of her life slowly approaching... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Life's Journey
Brandon complained of a stomachache one day during naptime. Now, this kid was a real trooper. He never complained about anything, even when he was really hurt, so when he got up twice to tell me his stomach was hurting, I became concerned. I called his Mom and said "Come... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Life's Journey
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