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

Friday, October 14, 2011

Health Care for Little guy in Compass

Well, we finally made it, we got Rialey in the 24 hour treatment centre with the IWK.  He did really good the first night, but last night, he cried a little for me.  I was heart broken.  I kept looking at his empty bed and missed him so much!

Today, I called to see how he is doing and they said he was doing great.  He played with the other children, was doing activities and was eating. 

I went to eat dinner with him and we were both excited to see one another!  I miss him so much.  He kept smiling at me and saying Nan, I'm glad you're here.  We played a few games, watched a Scooby Doo movie and played some cards.  Then when he knew he had to get ready for bed and have his shower, he started to cry a little because he knew I was going to leave.  I said to finish our card game and if I am allowed, then I would start his shower then leave.  That perked him up.  Off he went to the bathroom and I started his shower and he gave me big hugs and kisses and I left.  Feeling somewhat lonelier than when I came.  The house seems so empty.

The different treatments he has received over the past two years through our IWK Children's Mental Health program has been incredible!  We have been through different types of treatment and care for his severe ADHD and ODD, as well as struggling with learning difficulties.  But he is a strong little boy and he prays at night that God will help him learn to keep his temper in check and to help him get friends.

I breaks my heart when I hear him tell me that he played soccer that day with the boys that hate him, and they would only let him play defense, then state "but at least I got to play".  He is a handsome little guy with a fabulous personality, who is funny, whitty and smart in many ways.

I have to thank my lucky stars that we have a public health car system in Canada and we can access any type of care without having to pay a dime (other than parking, but that is another beef with me).  Everyone should have full and free access to health care.  That's what the leaders of countries are tasked with yet they have different priorities and put the people last.  Some people shock me when I hear they don't want a universal health care system run by the government!  Health care should not be concerned with making profits by the sick, ill and dying.  It should be free, paid by taxes by all citizens.

Will we one day see power countries like the United States finally smell the roses and provide free(taxed) health care for all Americans?  We'll have to wait and see.  Thanks for listening.