Missing in action.

It’s been months since I’ve had the energy to take pictures and post them.  The picture of Northstar Lodge is where my mom was having radiation treatment on a brain tumor.  The radiation didn’t do much for the tumor, but appears to have taken some of her memory.   Aricept has helped some, but it hasn’t helped my  Dad’s Alzheimer’s.  It’s become a fulltime job to take care of them.  And I get very little help from my siblings.  They all live too far away and have jobs that they can’t afford to take time off from.

I’ve been thinking about using this blog for a safe place to vent.  Maybe it will help me to deal with my parents’ end of life issures.

Published in: on July 20, 2009 at 4:58 pm  Comments (1)  

North Star




North Star

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa

North Star Lodge is a very nice place. Staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is restful and hopeful. We spent many days in the waiting room watching the stream out the window while my mom was receiving her radiation treatments.

Published in: on November 24, 2008 at 8:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

windblown tree




tree

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa

Don’t know how this tree survived. It’s like the wind shaped this into a work of art.

Published in: on September 29, 2008 at 7:08 am  Leave a Comment  

on the rock




on the rock

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa

My husband and his siblings…along with other family members…went to this rock on the California coast to hold a memorial ceremony for their dad.

Published in: on September 29, 2008 at 7:05 am  Leave a Comment  

lighthouse


lighthouse2

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa

This is the lighthouse near Crescent City, CA. Such a beautiful view.  My husband and I visited CC over the weekend and were blessed with a nice day. 

This picture is best viewed at full size.

Published in: on September 22, 2008 at 6:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

goldfinch




goldfinch

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa

These little guys very rarely come up to the house. They most stick to the brush around the wetlands. Such a treat to see them.

Published in: on May 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm  Comments (67)  

bubble




bubble

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa

It’s been a while. Just too busy lately.

I loved the colors of the bubble. If you look closely, you can see the reflection of the me on the porch.

Published in: on April 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

winterview




winterview

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa

I just loved the profile against the bright window.

Published in: on December 12, 2007 at 11:54 am  Leave a Comment  

what about me?




what about me?

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa

We had been feeding the ducks and this bird was waiting for his share. Didn’t show much fear of us.

Published in: on July 3, 2007 at 6:54 am  Leave a Comment  

tree at the duck pond




tree at duck pond

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa

the name says it all. don’t know if it was all the duck poo that killed it.

Published in: on June 29, 2007 at 9:14 pm  Leave a Comment