Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. -Genesis 2:7
My gauntlet month continues, friends. I finish my 2nd Masters 20 days from today and will have more evening time to work on catching up with the 20 something articles in the works. 🙂 Mom is about the same…I hung out yesterday for a bit and we played some Alan Jackson hymns…no surprise there. 🙂 She is very quiet these days, very rarely attempting to talk, but she is still the same mom. 🙂 Hoping she can keep pain-free as best we can tell and anxiety-free. Every visit is worth its weight in gold.
One thing I wanted to share is my late to myself Christmas gift:
It is hard to tell in my limited pictures, but this is a life-sized skull with multi-part brain. The parts are held together with small rare earth magnets. I have a little cheat sheet for the parts of the brain and the skull as well. Pretty slick and will be very nice to take to my support group at the end of the month. It is the little things that mean the most 🙂
Another thing I want to discuss briefly is The Longest Day. 🙂 Here is my Longest Day page: LINK Please donate if you have any extra coin in that link 🙂 If you feel so led, consider your own Longest Day event. The way it works is quite easy. Dream up an event that you could do on the day in June tied to the summer solstice…i.e. THE Longest Day of the year. 🙂 Maybe you bake cookies and stream it online? Maybe you have an all day, all night Monopoly marathon game? Maybe you are an idiot like me and decide to do stairs 4 days in a row for 9 hours per day. 🙂 (I don’t recommend such…) Find something you have a passion for and do it for one day to raise money to #EndALZ. It is really that easy. A lot of people doing a little is a lot better than a few doing a bunch! Go to the before mentioned link and join the website and stay spreading the news…. We will beat this disease very soon. Can I promise it? Nope. However I can tell you that tremendous strides have been made in 2-3 years that have already made an impact!
I am going to Washington DC in less than 2 weeks and will Facebook Live a few times from the Mall and elsewhere. We are pushing hard to get Leqembi and related MABs approved by Medicare without a huge pile of hoops we currently have to face. Pray for a smooth and productive trip! Yes…right smack in the middle of my Master’s Capstone course I am off to DC. Not super smart. 😉 I am ahead of pace on my capstone and will be ready… I am a fighter like my mom is. I won’t let something as wussy as lack of sleep and stress get me down. 😉 I covet your prayers and encouragements.
Also since last time I have had time to post, I attended the funeral of a wonderful lady who had the disease. Her husband fought hard to do the very best he could for her and is a blessing to everyone around him. Today she is in paradise, where dementia is powerless… It was a joyous funeral if ever there was one. 🙂
Thank you sooooooo much for your patience at the sporadic posts. Through the end of this month, if you can, go back to the early days of the blog and read/watch them. If you are new to the Cornbread table, there is a lot of catching up to be done 🙂 God’s Peace and Comfort to you all!