Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Zany, zonked, and Zapped

Here it is: My A To Z Challenge. An adventure. My attempt at telling you my story. I care for my husband who has end-stage Parkinson's disease.
We have good days and we have bad days. Hope you will follow along....A TO Z!


The A to Z Challenge has come to an end.
It has been a zany, crazy blend.
Of things I do everyday to care for the man.
Who lives in my house.
Who still holds my hand.
He's zany and crazy most of the time.

I'm zapped of my strength.
I can no longer rhyme.
This challenge is over.
I hope it was fun.
I hope you learned something
About caring for 'one'.

For now I am zonked.
I will need to take a break.
But please come back and visit often
For Goodness sake.

40 comments:

  1. Hi Paula .. I will - and you've certainly given us all food for thought as you've rhymed your way through the letters of the day ... not as big a challenge as you have looking after your zany man ... but I wish you a good time off from blogging - and hope you'll be back on occasions to give us more food for thought ... with many good wishes and all the best - Hilary

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    1. Thanks for coming each day Hilary. I have enjoyed getting to know you

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  2. It was a great month of blogs for you. Thanks.

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  3. I commend you on your posts. They were poignant at times, funny at others, but always insightful.
    Thank you.

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  4. Congratulations! Even though I didn't always comment, I read every post and followed the journey with you. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you Elaine....I know that you know the story

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  6. You did well telling your story! It makes one think of the challenges of care giving and also what to maybe put in place before one comes to that part of their life if they find themselves there. I will definitely be back :)

    betty

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    1. Thank you betty...we never know when the day will come

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  7. Dear Paula, I have become very fond of you, so of course I will be back. In the meantime, I will keep thinking of you, hoping you are holding up OK considering everything.

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    1. Thank you Inger. You have become a new friend

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  8. I have enjoyed your poems so much this month. You have done such a great job capturing a caregiver's life. Loving your spirit!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. As you well know, each day is a challenge

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  9. Yay! And she ends with a ditty! What a cute way to tie it all up. I've enjoyed your series, and think it's amazing who universal your experiences are. Hold in there. You're not alone. =)

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. Thank you so much Crystal. I have enjoyed your visits

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  10. Zipping through to say thanks, congratulations and take care of yourself as you continue with your difficult, heartfelt journey. I am glad we met and will see you soon.

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    1. I am so glad you zipped by. The journey is difficult but my friends on-line keep me going

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  11. I enjoyed your posts and I will miss you as you take a break! I will be standing by for when you resume posting.

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    1. I was happy to meet you. I am sure I won't be gone long...my writing is therapeutic

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  12. Hurray, you finished, Paula!! A more light-hearted post this time. Love the 'zany' part. I hope you enjoyed the a-z and get some of that rest. All the best to you and hubby...as your challenge continues :) You have opened our hearts and eyes.
    Sharon @ Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. Sharon, it is my visitors, like you, that sustain me

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  13. I have been unable to follow every day but intend to catch up a few posts at a time. This has inspired, touched and entertained many. My highest regards!

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    1. I'm happy you are here. I will return the favor!

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  14. So true! Finally catching up on some commenting from mid month. Ah!
    Congrats!

    Maui Jungalow

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    1. Happy to have you stop by I will swing by your place

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  15. I will definitely be coming back! But I think we should all take a break for a while. It's been a lot of blogging this month. I need to do laundry.

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    1. I might take a day or two Loved having you visit

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  16. Congratulations on completing the challenge, Paula!!! Already, I'm drawn to joining the party next year -- and hope you'll be a returnee as well.
    Meanwhile, yes. You deserve a break ... and a pat on the back.

    PS - Enjoyed learning that Richard still enjoys holding hands with his 'girl'!

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    1. Yea...come join us Myra. This was my second year. Yep, we still hold hands. Bout all we can do anymore (wink, wink)

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  17. Beautiful Paula. You are an amazingly real and true woman. I am so glad i found you xx

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    1. I feel the same way about you Lisa B

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  18. Sorry you are zonked, but certainly understand why. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers Paula, and hope with a-z over you'll continue to blog and visit.
    Sandy at Traveling Suitcase

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    1. Zonked was just a good Z word....nothing I really feel

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  19. All your posts throughout the AtoZ Challenge were awesome and amazing. I will be a regular visitor, and pray for you. I'm too young to say anything more. I can only look for inspirations.
    Thank you so much :)

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    1. We are never too young or too old to learn from each other. I was happy to find you

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  20. Congratulations on completing the Challenge. I very much enjoyed and appreciated your posts--their free flow, their honesty, and their love. All the best, and Thank You!

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