20 June 2012

Still In The Land of The Living

I know, I know it's been a bit since I posted here on my blog. For anyone interested, Yes, I am still around. I pop in occasionally and check in on a few blogs from time to time too. I have noticed a lot of changes with Blogger since I was last here. It's like learning all over again how to even post this.
So, anyway, I am still in Tennessee where I am still a caregiver to a friends dad that had a stroke in 2010. But hopefully my time here is drawing to a close. I don't wish to remain here much longer. Being a full-time caregiver is a thankless job from my point of view, mainly because the man that I'm here for is very ungrateful that he's still alive, is able to still live in his home with his pets, and go out to be with friend three times a week. But angry that someone remains living here full-time with him. He is experiencing the early signs of Dementia and it isn't easy.
As for myself I am occupying my time here with an online College course in Criminal Justice, with the hope someday I will become a Paralegal. I have till June 2013 to complete my Associates Degree, so I do have something that keeps be busy.
For my son, he's still attending the University of Southern Oregon, in Ashland and is really enjoying living there. His plan is to Graduate in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Physic's.
My two little poodles are still in California with a friend, she has her hands full with them and two other dogs and twelve cats. I miss them terribly and want to see them.
So in closing I wish everyone good health and thanks for stopping by occasionally.




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8 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So glad to see you post again and to know you are doing well!!!!
Truly a shame your patient has the attitude that he does.
I wish you much success with the online paralegal course.
Glenda

Neabear said...

Being a caregiver is definitely a hard job and can be frustrating at times too. Okay, maybe in your case a lot! I read your previous post and saw how the son had bought you a laptop. That is so cool. Very generous of him too! Good luck with you online courses! And good luck to your son as well as he focuses on his studies. Hang in there!

~Linnea

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi !!!
Thanks for visiting me :)
Sounds like you are taking good steps forward for YOU! Bummer that the man isn't nice to work for.
I bet you do miss your "girls"!
Thanks for the update!
Warmly,
deb

Joyce's Journey said...

Hi Glenda! So good to see you post! We should all do it more often . . . well, at least some of us. It was soo good to read about your goings on. I'm glad all is going well for your son. It's so good that you are doing that paralegal program. I do hope you get back to California soon as I know that is where your heart is. And your babies, oh my! They will love to be reunited with you as much as you will be with them!!

Jann said...

Nice to hear from you! Hopefully you will be able to go home soon and maybe when this man doesn't have you to help anymore, he will appreciate what he had when you were there helping him . . . so sorry it's been a thankless job, but I'm sure the halo over your head is shining brightly, even though you might not be able to see it right now!

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much appreciated for your paitence and understanding with the father !!

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