My many adventures

Hi Folks, I want to dedicate this first part to all the Houston people and now the Florida folks who were and are in the path of dangerous hurricanes. I pray for you, your family and your pets to get through this terrible time in your life. Some countries all around the world are facing flooding, mud slides and war, please send help, relief and prayers their way.

I survived breast cancer, to travel around the world to some of the many places I've always wanted to go. There are lots more places I still want to visit.

I've been to Scotland, England, Vancouver, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, Yukon, Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway), a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & Sulcuk, Ephesus Turkey, Egypt and Malta. I have been to Las Vegas, Hollywood LA, Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, a Disney Cruise to Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay island, all over Canada and Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We can add Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize City and Honduras. What a fabulous way to see the world!
Take the time to do the things you want to do because life is too short and if you wait until you can afford it, you'll likely never go. So get your plans ready and pick a place and start booking your trip. It is so worth it.
Thanks for dropping by. I have lots of posts to put up so stay tuned...
Debbie


BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: September 7, 2017

Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband have been married one year. WOW that went fast. Was invited to Toronto in July to receive an Honorary Membership award from my union PSAC/USGE. They even brought my grandson up with me. We visited Niagara Falls, CN Tower and went to Medieval Knights dinner theatre. We had such a fabulous time!

I still have a great deal of travel posts to put up. I want our vacations and travel to be shared with you all. I'm not sure of what our travel plans will be for 2017, but for 2016, I rested all the time. Retirement is so awesome!! I was able to take pictures of the summer's Totally Eclipse of the Moom, which I'll share with you here on a post. It was incredible for sure.
I just love summer! I hope the winter will be gentle to us.

Still trying to find my ancesters with the Foran/Forhan name. Apparently two brothers came over from Dublin, one was name Edward who had a son named Edward born in Prince Edward Island and he had a son named William who had my father. I love doing ancestry but it is very frustrating when you can get no further without the "parents" names.

I have so many posts to write about so please keep patience with me. I received a great posting from SiteHoundSniffs.com which looks to be a great animal site. Hope you enjoy it.

My granddaughter Layla moved back in so now the family is together again for a while. She is a musician and is going to Community College for a Certificate in Music Finance. She also wants to cook for a living because she just loves food and boy can she cook. I wanted to help her to go to Culinary School but we will have to wait to see when she finally makes up her mind.

My little guy Rialey is now 14 and is 6'1 1/2 ". He is so thoughtful of me and helps me a lot.

I really wanted to travel this year but since retirement, the money is too tight. I'll have to save up but I have all those beautiful memories to keep me smiling for now. Thankfully I have posted most here on my blod.

Take care my blogger friends.

Thanks friends,

Debbie

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Children with ADHD

One of the most difficult things I've done in my life, and I had many, is bringing up a grandson with severe ADHD, ODD, possible autism and more.  He is so normal in many ways, people forget he does have many challenges.   I survived severe breast cancer which almost took me twice but I'm here, 9 years later.  It has taken that long for me and my body to feel "normal" if that can happen after such an ordeal.  Thank God my Canada's public health care system.

It is so hard at times to keep up with the changing temperament, emotions and outburst.  Sometimes I ask myself if I can really do this and the answer comes back, you have to.  I must admit, he does keep me going, gives me many reasons for loving life and wanting to do more with it.

Even though his disabilities deeply challenge me while we are on vacations, he makes the vacation all them more enjoyable.  I even love it when he sister is with us because she is so much older than he and she helps me a lot.

Tonight she discussed with me the idea of moving out in about 1 to 1 1/2 years.  Gosh teenagers, they say they should run away from home while they still know everything.  I know, been there, done that!!!  I think she should stay home while going to community college so she can save a lot of money to pay off her school costs.  She thinks she can work, have her own "shared" apartment and still live comfortably like she did at home.  I have a while yet before she does decide to move out.  She is a great help with the little guy.

Speaking of the little guy, we can't find his little tiny blue teddy (no ears) who looks like a blue cat.  The cruise ship couldn't find it so I wonder if we left it on the plane or at the Newark airport.  Anyway, he hasn't realized it's gone yet. Let's keep the fingers crossed.

Nite for now and let's pray for our Egyptians friends that they may win freedom and true democracy.