But today I don't have very many AR's! I already mailed in the checks to the Alzheimer's Assoc that I received this weekend from two of our friends. Thanks again Katie and Marion😀 I made some self donations for our Alzheimer's Walk later this year and sent them off to Intel's Benevity tool so that I could receive a matching grant. What a wonderful benefit that is! I sat outside in the very warm sun and did my meditation after I finished my journaling. Now I find myself at my computer!
We have done some wonderful things the past two weeks. A few days after the Alzheimer's Advocacy Forum we flew to Chicago for my National Alzheimer's Assoc Board Meeting! It was super hot there and thank goodness we had no reason to go outside. We arrived late on Thursday night and the committee meetings started bright and early on Friday.
The view of the Navy Pier from our room was wonderful and I'm happy we didn't need to go outside to appreciate all that Chicago has to offer. I am also very thankful to be on this BOD! Everyone is committed to finding a cure, raising awareness, increasing funding for research and removing the stigma! What a blessing.
I was very excited to be presenting to the entire board this time, along with two of my colleagues. Our presentation was about fund raising and how to utilize the social media tools and to personalize your request for the Walk (our largest fundraiser). I've been very successful using Facebook so I shared my story and my tips and tricks! Afterwards I received great support and compliments. I'm not sure how often those with Early Stage Alzheimer's make presentations, but for me it's been part of my life forever so I had fun with it. Thank you Karen for asking me to join you and to hopefully help the BOD raise more money this year!
The flight home was good. I was upgraded but Bob wasn't. We were surprised but when we saw that the Warriors championship trophy was taking up his seat we were OK with it! Gotta protect that trophy. Go Dubs🏀
|Ferry Building - SF|
I hope you all had a safe and wonderful 4th of July and continue to surround yourself with good friends and family that you love. We are missing our grandsons who are in Romania. They don't come home until the end of the month but it's been fun to see them with their cousins and to know they are very happy.
Thank goodness for FaceTime and texting! I even
|Our sweet boys in Romania|
Thank you Monica (and Michael) for taking the time to fly across the country to help me with my infusion #15 and to just be here for me💜 My friends and family continue to surround me with love and support. What a blessing!
That's my latest update! My sleep continues to be a problem but I am doing pretty well and only need a small nap late in the day. My ears ring constantly but I'm almost getting used to it. There are many things I can't do well, but I don't focus on that! I focus on what I CAN do and I continue to surround myself with loving people who I know will help me no matter what I need.
Have a great day and thank you as always for your love, support and prayers. God bless you🙏