Thursday, August 7, 2008
5 Minutes for Mom is offering 3 life sized stuffed puppies in need of good homes! My son and 2 nephews sure would love these guys! My personal fave is the German Short Haired Pointer. I have always loved these dogs and wanted one. We love all animals and would love the chance to adopt these guys! And I know my nephews would too. Every little boy needs a dog of his own to grow up with! Stop by and check out the pups up for adoption here. Which one is your favorite???
My girlfriend called me this morning. She was a bit upset, it seems there was a raccoon outside at her car. She said it was acting strange and was wondering if hubby was awake. He wasn't. She ended up calling the police who got the game commision (it is nice when they are your neighbor). Next thing I know she is calling me again saying to stay inside it was at my house. Luckily everyone was still sleeping and no one was outside. Game commission ended up shooting it after he lured it away from my house. Can't say if it was rabid but it was sick. I am just glad we had this early in the morning and none of the kids were outside playing when this creature appeared. So that was my interesting morning. Too bad I didn't get any pictures.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Ok I am bad...my new favorite blog to read is Gosselin's Without Pity. I just do not care for Kate's attitude at all. The kids are adorable but sometimes I wonder about their growing up the way they are. Anyone else watch Jon and Kate plus Eight? Care to share your thoughts???
This is another good one "Truth Breeds Hatred" written by Aunt Jodi's sister. Check them both out.
The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk® is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research – and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. There are walks in more than 600 communities. A typical Memory Walk is a 2-3 mile walk held on a weekend morning in the fall.
By teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association, you can walk with a purpose – and moves us closer to a world without Alzheimer's. Together, we can MOVE a nation.
Alzheimer's is a progressive and fatal brain disease. As many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. It has no current cure.
10 warning signs of Alzheimer's:
1. Memory loss. Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more often and is unable to recall the information later.
2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks. People with dementia often find it hard to plan or complete everyday tasks. Individuals may lose track of the steps involved in preparing a meal, placing a telephone call or playing a game.
3. Problems with language. People with Alzheimer’s disease often forget simple words or substitute unusual words, making their speech or writing hard to understand. They may be unable to find the toothbrush, for example, and instead ask for "that thing for my mouth.”
4. Disorientation to time and place. People with Alzheimer’s disease can become lost in their own neighborhood, forget where they are and how they got there, and not know how to get back home.
5. Poor or decreased judgment. Those with Alzheimer’s may dress inappropriately, wearing several layers on a warm day or little clothing in the cold. They may show poor judgment, like giving away large sums of money to telemarketers.
6. Problems with abstract thinking. Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may have unusual difficulty performing complex mental tasks, like forgetting what numbers are for and how they should be used.
7. Misplacing things. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places: an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.
8. Changes in mood or behavior. Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may show rapid mood swings – from calm to tears to anger – for no apparent reason.
9. Changes in personality. The personalities of people with dementia can change dramatically. They may become extremely confused, suspicious, fearful or dependent on a family member.
10. Loss of initiative. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may become very passive, sitting in front of the TV for hours, sleeping more than usual or not wanting to do usual activities.
Sign up today and be a team captain!
Alzheimer's Memory Walk
5 Minutes for Mom is having a Summer Fun Photo Contest! I have so many photos but I think this one is so adorable. What is more fun when you are 2 than helping dad to cut the grass. I am sure one day he won't think it is as much fun! Stop by 5 Minutes for Mom and check out all the other great photos and even enter one of your own.