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28th-Sep-2013 01:44 am - Daddy
My father lost his long battle with Alzheimer's Disease tonight at 11:30pm 9/27/2013.

He is finally at peace and he is no longer suffering.

I love you, Daddy.
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27th-Mar-2013 07:05 pm - Update on Daddy
First, I thank you all for your kind words, prayers and hugs on my last post. They were greatly appreciated. It nice to know that there are people, that while you've never actually met, do care and support you. *hugs flist back*

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I haven't posted here much about what is going on because it's been a very tough few months here with my father. He just turned 80 on March 8 and is near later stage Alzheimer's. He took a pretty bad downward turn over Christmas, to point we could no longer leave him alone and it's been a steady decline since. My brother and I have re-arranged our work schedules to be at home with him because Daddy makes too much money for services, but actually doesn't really make enough to pay outright for them. It's been frustrating to say the least.

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6th-Mar-2013 03:46 pm(no subject)
Seriously, does life have it out for me?

On top of everything else going on in my life, I was told by the dentist today that my remaining three wisdom teeth must come out. Hurrah. Not.

It's wicked windy and cold today with thunderstorms early this morning, pouring rain all night and snow in the afternoon. It's been a wild weather day for late winter. I guess it's true that March comes in like a lion. Naturally work is open, the only thing open in the world. S'ok, I took the day off which was a good thing with the craziness.
ch - *pouts*
12th-Feb-2013 09:07 am(no subject)
I must say it really sucks to be an adult and make adult decisions about one's parent.

My father has been ill for a while, but recently he's gone downhill to the point that I can no longer care for him alone. My brother has been stepping in to help me lately. It's good, but it's not enough. We both have to work.

Now is time for hard decisions to be made and a lot of upheaval in my life to begin.

It sucks.

The constant migraine isn't helping either.
dw11 - amy iz tired
3rd-Feb-2013 04:05 pm - Time is not on my side
I have been a busy beaver this weekend:

2 dozen chocolate chip cookie brownie cupcakes
1 butter almond cake with caramel frosting
1 dozen chocolate chip cookie buttercream frosting sandwiches
2 dozen vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting
1 pone of oven-fried cornbread

Things at work and at home have been busy to the point I'm flat out exhausted.

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17th-Jan-2013 08:51 pm(no subject)
100_0550

What is that?

Why that is snow right outside of Pud's house! SNOW!  Who would've thunked it?!?!  I knew for sure we weren't going to get anything this year.  I'm so glad to be proven wrong! 

It's even triggered the university where I work to open late in the morning, unfortunately the library is opening earlier than the university by an hour.  I have issues with this since I live far away, yet I am the only who makes it to work on time consistently.  I just hope that things don't freeze too hard and the temps come up quickly enough to eliminate slick spots.  We've had four straight days of rain before this snow so VDot couldn't pretreat the roads.

On a happier note, drought? What drought?  That should have disappeared this week after four inches of rain and now up to 5 inches of snow.




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16th-Jan-2013 08:49 am - Snow!
The local weather folks (all three stations) are saying SNOW for tomorrow night.

SNOW!

In Virginia, tomorrow!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
seasons - winter let it snow
8th-Jan-2013 02:31 pm - Work, work, work.
It's only the 8th day of January and my second day back to work after a two week holiday break and I'm already gotten three donations of comics so far.  Granted they're not huge, but still.  Donations add up quickly.

My favorite Alaskan donor as promised to send me a few more tons of comics this year after taking a break for the past two years.  That has been fine by me because it has allowed me to sorta play catch up with some of the smaller donations floating around here.  Every single donation that did not come from Alaska has either been processed or has been started.  Right now I'm working on a donation of approximately two tons from a donor in Northern Virginia who bought out a comic book shop a few years back and sat on the inventory.  He donated it to us a couple years ago.  I sat on it because it's an appraised collection and I can't get rid of any of it for three years.  Now is the time.

All I have to say is if you're in Central Virginia in late October and really like comics, you need to hit up our annual book sale.  Last year we had a touch over 20,000 comics going for 20 for $1.  There were some specially priced items like complete sets of Watchmen and V for Vendetta single issues or the first five Batman: The Legend of the Dark Knight with variant covers - all first printings and in fine to very fine condition.  Those went very fast!  We sold all but about a long box worth of comics.

And now for what I really wanted to post about:

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I figured I'd grace you with a cooking post since I've spent the last week cleaning out my closet and mainlining three seasons of Justified.  I have done little else on my two week vacation besides cook, cook, cook, bake, bake and bake some more.  I got tired of making serious meals and went for something quick and easy because the football game was on (oh Washington, you break my heart) and I didn't want to waste a lot of time in the kitchen.

My family LOVES these cheeseburger pot pies.  They're quick, easy and very versatile.  This also gave me the chance to show off my new ceramic coated skillet and my new square dishes. :)

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