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Homeland Final Season on Showtime

Homeland Final Season Homeland is one of the best series on TV.  It began in 2011 and will end in 2020 with the eighth season.   I am sad that it will come to an end. I just hope Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) does not get killed off. If they leave that door open then the series can start back up in a few years.  American Spy Thriller The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison. She is a[...]

Dementia is Slowly Erasing My Mom’s Memory

https://youtu.be/BxY_eJLBflk Dementia is Slowly Erasing My Mom's Memory My mom and I have always been close.  My brother has said numerous times that we are so much like sisters. When the diagnosis of dementia hit I knew nothing about what that would mean for us. I have good days and I have bad days. Today was so tough. Dementia will never be able to Keep us Apart My mom is strong so I know she[...]

How to make Winter more Tolerable for Elderly moms

How to make staying Indoors more Bearable My mom has leukemia and vascular dementia. She is 86 years old and gets cold more often. We keep the home temperature at 70 degrees but she gets a bit chilled at times. One of her favorite things is a heated throw. This was a Christmas present from my brother last year. He found it on Amazon. She enjoys wrapping in this on cold mornings when she first gets up.[...]

My Thoughts on being a First Time Grandma

My Thoughts on Being a First Time Grandma I became a first-time grandma six weeks ago. It was a day I had been looking forward to for a long time. To say I was thrilled would be putting it lightly.   Meeting your Grandchild for the First Time When Pippa was delivered she had some respiratory problems. She went to NICU and had to spend her first week there. I cannot imagine how scary this was[...]

Reliance, Tennessee Weekend Getaway Fishing on Hiwassee River

Reliance, TennesseeThis past weekend my husband and I were invited to Reliance, Tennessee. Our friends rented a gorgeous cabin. This was for a 60th surprise birthday party for my husband's best friend Jeff. We were so excited for a little rest and relaxation. The guys were going to fish. The ladies were going to explore.No Cell ServiceThe cabin had no cell service and no Wifi. We were unplugged and off[...]

Breast Cancer Scare

Breast Cancer Scare One month ago today I went for a screening mammogram. I had mammograms in the past as well as a lumpectomy in my younger years so I was not nervous at all. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "nonasdaughter-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asi[...]

The Long Goodbye -Kara Tippetts Story -Review

The Long Goodbye -Kara Tippetts Story As a Netflix subscriber, I routinely check for new additions.  I kept looking at one story that was listed as a Documentary. The title and photo on the cover was a clue that it would be a hard show to watch.   I passed it by a few times but last night I selected it and watched. Terminal Breast Cancer Kara was a young wife and mother who shared her three-year[...]

Mexican Restaurant in Asheville, NC

Mexican Restaurant in Asheville, NC My husband and I have been going to Ay Caramba Mexican Grill and Bar since 2014. There are two locations and we have been to both.  It may look like an average neighborhood joint but Ay Caramba is anything but. We are greeted immediately when we walk in.   Ay Caramba Menu There is a nice salsa bar. I have ordered many things off the menu and am al[...]

Sun Valley Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho We drove from Salt Lake City to Twin Falls Idaho. This was around 218 miles.  It is located on a broad plain at the south rim of Snake River Canyon.  You might remember that Twin Falls is where Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the canyon in 1974 on a steam-powered rocket.  I was 13 years old at that time and my brother and I loved Evel Knievel. Sun Valley Idaho The driv[...]

Bear Lake Utah

First Time Plane Experience I was 46 years and by myself the first time I boarded a plane. This was the fall of 2008. Nervous and excited I drove to the Asheville, NC airport. Asheville, NC was a piece of cake but when I got to Atlanta it was a little crazy and intimidating. I managed to find my connection which would take me to Salt Lake City, Utah. The flight was right at 3 hours. I felt like it was[...]