Thanks For Writing Award


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Anne over at mylifeuncutalmost, nominated me for this wonderful award, called Thanks For Writing Award. I have never seen this and it is so pretty. Isn’t the flower gorgeous!

Thanks Anne for this award. I love reading Anne’s blogs. They are uplifting, inspirational, stories about her life. Be sure to go visit her blog. I know you will be hooked quickly like I was.

I honestly can not think of anything new to say about myself. I can tell you one thing.

I bought a new sweeper last evening, and I put it together all by myself! I was so proud of me. I took a blue print class once in a technical college, and after a couple of weeks the instructor asked me to stay after class. He said it so gently? He said, you have no talent in this class! I laughed with him because I knew this was so true. I can’t read a blue print, nor can I follow a written instruction. I have to glance at the photos that come with the instructions, and then figure it out on my own through trial and error. When I did complete this with no errors, I was yelling congrats to myself. My brother just looked at me like I was crazy and smiled. Hey, I was in my own house. If I want to make a fool out of me, what better place to do it! I didn’t have to hunt down some help, proving to us women, that we can do more than cook,clean, and make babies. We are productive in a man’s land. Yeah!

For nominations I would like to add these to the list. Please tell a few things about yourself. Make sure to give credit back to the person that nominated you, and make as many new nominations as you wish.

Again,,,,thank you my dear friend Anne!

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thank you for being able to write and make me laugh or feel a part of your life

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I love reading Viveka’s blogs. She makes my mouth water as she shares fabulous recipes with me.

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Debbie always is an inspiration to me. She is strong in her faith, and has an excellent outlook on life

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Julie, she is a brave woman who has a very loving family. I love to read each new blog as she writes, in order to follow her life with her. She has so much strength, I am always amazed.

Thank you Anne!!!

A Caregiver’s Life


Woke up this morning, to blue skies, warm air. Poured myself my first cup of coffee. Let my dog outside. Doing all the things without thinking, in a routine. I heard stirring coming from his room. He was up already. I needed time, space for me. I didn’t like it when I go from a zombie mode straight to a thinking mode. Blue skies, disappeared as I started preparing his breakfast, tending to all his needs first before I had even gotten to the point that my brain was functioning properly. My nerves started to unravel, and I was unable to get them back in control. I feel so guilty feeling this way. I love him, we are family. No more silence to ponder on today, barely time enough to thank God for letting me have one more day. I need a vacation, a break. I hear remarks about how I don’t work outside of the home, and it hurts, at times, because I do work. I work with my hands, my heart, my mind, patience, love, understanding. This is a 24 hour job. There are no days off. I don’t get paid, but there is no amount of money that could be taken in when you are caring for a loved one. Now, silence surrounds me, as I see him walk out of the house. He is going to on an outing for a while. I breathe in a deep breath, and get my wits in tact. I, wait, in peace and quiet, for my daughter to arrive. I am getting my much-needed break today, right now.