Moving Day

Staying in Focus: I’m Back! (I Think)

I can’t believe my last post was in August, and here it is October already.  We didn’t travel  this summer, or do much of anything, really. I lacked inspiration.  Then we had some family matters to work through.  My 93 year old mom suffered through a second round of Shingles and required  our help in getting her to doctor’s appointments, and weekly visits to help keep up with her household chores.

On the positive side, we had a lovely visit with Bill’s sister Pat, husband Rick and son Matt. They brought us a grandfather clock , which had been a gift given to their mother from their father just months before she passed away. Before his untimely death this past March, he had expressed the wish that someone in the family would take the clock. We had a space for it, and everyone agreed that it looked like it had always been there. During their stay we browsed the bookstore, looked at new houses in the area, and sampled the fare of local eateries.

Our 40th anniversary was September 4th. We finally found a few free days last week to get away to the mountains to relax and de-stress, and celebrate 40 years together. I took some nice pictures of Echo Lake. The trees were just beginning to trade their overall green color  for splashes of color like crimson, umber, sienna, red-orange and yellow.

So I’m back, I think. We are about to start my favorite season, and it is a busy one. I am preparing for our Moving Day Event – A walk for Parkinson’s disease . Pat’s  Patrol (my team) will number at least 17 this year. And I am proud to announce that we have achieved  our team goal of $720.00 raised for the National Parkinson Foundation. This will be followed by Halloween,  Thanksgiving and, of course, Christmas, with buying gifts, wrapping, decorating, cooking, and visiting. with family and friends

So, I’ll try to keep up with posting (I wouldn’t mind a little snow this year. I love taking snow pictures!)

Here are some photos of Echo Lake:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staying in Focus: Are You Ready to MOVE!!!

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This year the National Parkinson Foundation fundraiser, Moving Day Triangle, falls on October 31st! My team, Pat’s Patrol, is quickly assembling for the big event – our team should number between 16 and 20. We’re hoping for a real nice day weather-wise, since last year it was cold and rainy, but come what may, we plan to have a good time! Some special spooky events include costume contests, pumpkin decorating, dancing to the “Moving Day Mash”, and trick or treating in the Resource Pavilion. To join my team, use link below.

This is a special day for those of us who deal with, or care for someone who deals with this disease every day.The research scientists and doctors are getting closer and closer to figuring out a cure and every bit of support is a crystal of hope to those of us who fight to keep moving until a cure is found.  60,000 Americans every year join the million already diagnosed, which means that at some time, many of us will know someone who is, or will be, diagnosed, or become a caregiver of a loved one with PD. If you would like to make a donation, it only takes a few minutes, a few minutes that can impact over a million lives Here’s the link :

http://www3.parkinson.org/site/TR/MovingDayEvent/NPFHQ?px=1089647&pg=personal&fr_id=206

Some photos of last year:

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