About Me

Hello....my name is Paula. I am a middle-aged (whatever than entails in this day and age) wife and grandmother. My husband, Richard had end-stage Parkinson's disease and entered into Hospice in March 2013. I quit working as a full-time RN to stay home and take care of him. Hospice provided us with the supplies and medications that we needed to provide him with the comfort and care he needed. I am also raising two of my nine grandchildren. Darian is 16 and is a junior in high school. Harley is 14and an ninth grader. They have lived with us almost 6 years. Here on my blog I like to chronicle our life. The Good, Bad, and the Ugly! Richard died on July 21, 2014 so I chronicle all of those details as well. I hope you stay around and visit for a bit.



24 comments:

  1. Hi Paula, I am so glad to be able to keep in touch with you and hopefully offer you the support you offered me in the past.

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    1. Good Wendy. I will be happy to have you

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  2. My dad had PD, many hugs, I know how hard this must be.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Kim. Yes it is hard!

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  3. You look like a very kind, strong lady and you obviously have a lot on your plate. You are doing a grand job with your husband AND the grandkids you are supporting from what I see here!

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  4. Hi Paula .. just wanted to say thinking of you after having seen your new comment on LisaM's blog ... I can't see your email .. - look after yourself too .. and all the very best ... Hilary

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    1. Thank you Hilary. I have fixed that so that you can email me if you would like

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  5. I'm really happy to have met you through the AtoZ Challenge. I can understand and feel the moment. My grandma is suffering from paralysis and my granddad is taking care of her. I pray for them everyday. I'd pray for you, for better times :)

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    1. I have often been so thankful (although there are many downfalls) that I am 18 years younger than my husband. I do not know how older men and women care for each other in these situations. It is such a hard physical job. I am happy to have met you as well

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  6. Wow, Paula, you do have your hands full. My grandfather had Parkinson's and now my mom is thinking she might be getting symptoms. I am an RN too and I've always known I would be the one to help my parents when they needed more care. This is probably going to be the year. I know of another good blog (besides yours) by a young caretaker called "Not my original plan" - her mom has Alzheimer's. I think you would like it too.

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    1. I will check her out. Thanks Shirley!

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  7. Hi Paula! My name is Cameron Von St. James and I had a quick question for you & was wondering if you could please email me when you have a free moment. Thanks! I really hope to hear from you soon and appreciate you taking the time. ☺ cvonstjames AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You are more than welcome to ask me any questions that you would like to right here.

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  8. Hi Paula,

    I know it's not the best time, but since I've gone and done it, I thought I should let you that I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Even if you don't like to accept awards or show them off, I wanted to do so since you are an inspiration for me. I think you know how important you are to me.

    Here’s the link to the award nomination in case you want to check it out...http://mysweetpeanut.com/2014/07/26/inspiring-who-me/

    Thinking of you...Lisa

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  9. I found you by way of the A-Z (Reflections post recommendation) and I wanted to know more about you and your blog after reading you Simple Woman's Daybook entry for today (5/11/15). Your About Me page made me tear up. I love your raw honesty and I've already signed up to follow your blog. Looking forward to getting to know you.
    all the best,
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. So happy to have you visit. I'll drop in on you as well.

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  10. Paula, I lost my grandmother to parkinson's in February. Such a hard thing. I can't imagine what you went through and what you are going through. {{hugs}} and prayers for you!

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    1. Sorry I missed this back in July. Wishing you the best!

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  11. Hi Paula ... just posted about your blog - hope you can get over to see the mention ... re your Peace and your kindness deeds - 'cept I couldn't quite find out where I noted that from!

    Cheers and do hope life is easing .. you were wonderful and the grandkids obviously love you very dearly ... Hilary

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    1. I'm over to peruse the post!! Thank you so much HIlary!

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  12. Hi Paula, look forward to reading your blog posts and hearing more of you r experiences and wisdom.

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