…is always in  my way.  So for the last 3 months I had to choose and blogging lost. Which is really too bad because….

….can really bite the pickle sometimes.

The above picture is the best image I have ever seen to depict Alzheimers Disease. I have shared here and on my Podcast my grandmother’s struggle with this terrible disease. October 31, the day after she turned 86, she won her battle. Won, you ask? Yes, she struggles no more…. because she is now resting with the Lord. In the end she knew no one, spoke no more, ate no more and therefore lived no more. Now she lives and wins!

But…its our loss and therefore, life bites the pickle sometimes!!

….can be such a blessing at other times!!!

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My Callee came and seen me and we had a formal Tea Party together. We got all dressed up, her mommy made us a cake, we wore fancy gloves & hats, drank “tea” (really Sunny D), and we remembered our manners. It was so very much fun! I miss that girl!!!!

…is hopefully getting back to normal.

Well….maybe not!!!!

So glad to be back…..



8 Comment

  1. I am glad your Gramma is now at peace. Glad to have you back too. You were so smart to tend to life’s challenges and let your blog rest for a bit. That is far better than trying to do it all at the same time and then falling apart. That does no one any good.
    Hugs in sympathy, hugs in friendship.

  2. Dude! I have MISSED you!!! huge hugs. Life sure can suck, but the next generation comes to give us purpose and hope x

  3. Rhinda, I’m so terribly sorry to hear about your Grandma. I just lost both my grandparents in June (Grandpa 91, Grandma 84), they weren’t sick. I can totally feel your pain. On the sunny side, I love seeing you with Callee, as life goes on. Hope to see you blogging again soon!

  4. That is terrible Rhonda, it is so hard to lose the people you love. Hopefully, the blogging and or quilting will help a bit dealing with it all or just giving a bit of escape. In any case, welcome back!

  5. Callee is growing so fast!!

  6. Oh, Rhonda. I understand fully about grandparents and dementia – my Papa sometimes doesn’t know us and it is heartbreaking and such a cruel disease. He was such a proud, in control little man that I KNOW there is a little locked up part of his brain screaming at how he has ended up. But look at your baby girl!! What a lovely little lady.

  7. Sorry to hear about your grandma, it must have been hard to see her not being herself any more. And then your lovely tea party! Life definitely is so many different things, and it’s up to us to make the best of it…

  8. thelittlestthistle says: Reply

    Sorry to hear about your grandma, but having worked in a care home with a number of people with varying types of dementia, I totally understand what you mean about her winning the battle

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