Losing Her Mind – One Woman’s Reflection on What It’s Like to Have Alzheimer’s

Published February 21, 2018 by zuzusays

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MelodySusie Portable LED Nail Lamp – Review

Published February 14, 2018 by zuzusays

Beauty By Becca

MelodySusie Portable LED Nail Lamp – Violetilac 6W Mini Nail Dryer Curing LED GEL Nail Polish Professionally – White – Review

Available at Amazon.com

I bought it off the American Amazon because the similar version on the Canadian was $50, .com has it for $10.99 USD.. I bought a top coat gel, and the lamp and with duties taxes shipping etc it was $32 CAD so it was a better price than buying off the Canadian site.

I was a little nervous because I had never done anything like this at home on my own, I love having my nails painted I always feel more confident and put together but I absolutely dislike having to paint my nails. I find most polishes won’t last me a full day without chipping except for one brand I recently found but I always Loved having my nails done with gels and shellacs but…

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AIMEILI Soak Off UV LED Gel Nail Polish – Cashmere Kind of Gal – 040 – Review

Published February 14, 2018 by zuzusays

Beauty By Becca

Cashmere Kind of Gal – Gel Nail Polish

Retails for : $9.59 (CAD) – Available at Amazon


  • 21-day high-gloss wear , On like polish, Wears like Gel, Off in minutes
  • Mirror shine finish
  • No Nicks, Chips or Smudges
  • Requires drying under UV or LED Lamp


1: Before applying, please shake the bottle for at least 30 seconds so gel would mix well.
2: Please be sure to apply GEL NAIL POLISH in THIN layer. Apply more coats for deeper color.
3: Please do not apply any gel on the skin/cuticle, or put coats on too thick, or you might feel a burning while curing.
4: Please check the curing lamp regularly, avoiding using defective lamp.

So at first I didn’t really like the colour when looking at the strip test, however after applying to my nails it’s a light greyish lavender colour and I absolutely love it!. Coverage…

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Published February 14, 2018 by zuzusays

Beauty By Becca


Retails for $6.99 (CAD)

I was selected to receive this for free for testing purposes from Chick Advisor & CDN Canada. #LoveCNDCreativePlay #GotItFree

TOP COAT –  I’ve used a lot of top coats and they either don’t work and still chip the same day, or they bubble, take forever to dry or it’s so thick it doesn’t spread properly! But this formula is absolutely perfect, no over powering scent and goes on insanely smoothly and dries quickly! Gave me salon quality nails at home with a regular old top coat.

BASE COAT – I’ve never been big on the whole ‘base coat’ because I thought of it as too time consuming but oh my goodness it makes my nails look so insanely gorgeous! It’s totally salon quality and a GREAT price! It dries surprisingly fast, and applies easily, I adore it. Will definitely continue using…

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Open Letter to A Good Friend

Published December 25, 2017 by zuzusays

This was a big issue for my mom too. I did understand it and wish I could have helped.

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Steve & me at Payne LakeMaybe by explaining it to you I can come to understand it better myself. I have a lot of sadness. How it presents in my mind is influenced by many factors. I’m not sure, but it seems to be becoming more prevalent either with growing older or as my years as a quadriplegic increase or both. I find myself longing for some of the abilities of my former life, like independence, freedom, spontaneity and self-reliance. Truly, if I have any part of these they are mere shadows of what they used to be. Oh, I forgot the most important one is control. That’s the issue! What control do I have in my life? Really?

Mental control, I feel, I have more of and most of the time it allows me to keep the other at a distance. Physical control, however, of my overall environment is really lacking. What I can…

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The Visit

Published November 15, 2017 by zuzusays

This poem was shared with me by the author’s husband, Bill, on Nov. 8, 2017, the day our caregiving group was given the opportunity to become independent.  Shirley’s poem explains the purpose of our group, helping guide caregivers during and beyond the walk.

The Visit

By Shirley Redlack Hill, October 17, 1989 (revised February 2010)

(Shirley’s mother died from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease in 1992; Shirley died from Alzheimer’s complications on December 21, 2016)

I visited Mom today, but she wasn’t home.

We smiled and hugged; I was alone.

In only body she was there for me,

Not the mom she used to be.

She tries to recall a friend or event,

But the demented mind is twisted and bent.

I long for peace in her tangled brain –

Something to ease her confusion and pain.

For a time now, I’ve patiently endured

Watching her once gentle thoughts obscured.

It’s hard having such a long good-bye,

Yet I know that God has a reason why.

Compassion I find so bitter sweet,

Still, I grow each time we meet.


I hug good bye,

Saying “Give me a kiss”,

Old times together always ended like this,

The road home is long and congested:

Tears come; they can’t be arrested.

But God’s love will make me whole.

Again His hand has touched my soul.

I know there are still trials to come,

And I pray for the nearness of His Son.

Long ago He showed me the way,

If only I follow Him day by day.


Thank You, Lord, for being near;

Please take away my mother’s fear.

Now, God, keep her safe in Your care;

Let me know You’re always there.

I release her to You.  As You stand at the door.

I open my hand – fist clenched no more.

Your grace is sufficient for each new day;

“Alleluia, alleluia” is all I can say.


As our visits draw to a close,

This wasn’t a walk I gladly chose.

For those who must experience the same,

My heart’s with you; you’re not to blame.

Someday soon new cures will arrive,

Making our loved ones once more alive.

For now, seek support in your prayers or a friend,

Knowing God’s there until the end.