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.

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

alien writing




alien writing

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa.

This was taken at Richmond Beach Park on the Puget Sound in Shoreline, WA. There are more pictures from our weekend outing on my flickr account.

Published in: on April 2, 2007 at 12:32 pm  Comments (2)  

princess mia crazy-cat




glossy fur

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa.

That’s really her name. At rest she’s sweet and innocent. But when she’s awake……oooooh my. She rules the household with a velvet claw.

Published in: on February 11, 2007 at 10:11 am  Leave a Comment  

winter sunshine




wind-polished

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa.

2007 has been pretty rough so far. Don’t want to go into all that. Beauty like this soothes the soul.

Published in: on January 8, 2007 at 12:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

in church




stained glass

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa.

I was struck by the beauty of this stained glass window.

Published in: on December 20, 2006 at 9:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

snow plow tracks




bright snow

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa.

The old man was out plowing the driveway with the lawn tractor and took several long turns around the trees. A bright sunny day. But cold. Must be all of 20 degrees F.

Published in: on December 2, 2006 at 12:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

more of winter




frozen chimes

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa.

A sunny day, but it was cold, cold, cold. These windchimes became encased in ice. My parents had these hung outside their window so that birds won’t fly into the window. They do occasionally and quite often the impact kills them, but the wind chimes help.

Published in: on November 28, 2006 at 5:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

let it snow….




snow day

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa.

…And it did. Nearly all day long. Not sure of the amount, but it was enough. Just the perfect time for our furnace to give out, eh? We were awakened at 2 a.m. by our smoke alarm going off because the furnace motor was burning up. A chilly night was had by all. The cats ended up on top of me like furry little hot water bottles.

Published in: on November 26, 2006 at 8:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

snowflakes




snowflakes

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa.

We made a recent trip to take our daughter and granddaughter to the airport in Seattle. For some reason, I was not allowed to drive. Just as well. We ran into a snowstorm on the top of Snoqualmie Pass. The first really hard snowfall granddaughter had ever seen. It was quite beautiful.

It was dark enough — even though it was daylight – that the flash was going off automatically, illuminating the passing snowflakes quite nicely.

Published in: on November 23, 2006 at 8:36 am  Leave a Comment  

symbols of faith




on the mirror

Originally uploaded by lilybdcsa.

These hang from the rearview mirror in my car. The metal cross is made from horseshoe nails. A friend got it in Africa. The beads are wooden “worry beads” that my brother brought back from Greece.

Published in: on November 9, 2006 at 1:55 pm  Leave a Comment