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Friends just call me Ross

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About Friends just call me Ross

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    Sister Rosanne...Ross, for short

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    Married to an unbeliever for the past 45 years.
  • Displayed Location
    Michigan's BEAUTIFUL Upper Peninsula
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    Yes. May 3rd, 1975

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    The story of how I found the Truth exceeds the space allowed. : ( So I have posted it on the "How Did You Get the Truth?" thread, instead.

My Hobbies & Interests

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    Looking at Jehovah's creation that is visible to the naked eye and using my binocular microscope to view Jehovah's creation that is not visible to the naked eye. : D
    Writing short stories and poetry, jigsaw puzzles, horseback riding, hiking, camping out in a tent and sitting around a campfire, calling in the owls, bird watching,star gazing...pretty much all outdoor activities--except when the blackflies and mosquitoes are bad. lol
  • My favorite books
    Jehovah's letter to mankind and all of the other books provided for us through the faithful and discreet slave.
    The Potlatch Family, an old Scholastic book that I enjoy rereading from time to time.
  • My favorite music
    All of the Kingdom Melodies.
    The Bee Gees, Michael Bolton, Foreigner, most all soft Rock. Good melodies and beats but bad lyrics= no listen.
    I love Douglas Spotted Eagle's flute music and Al Hirt and Herb Alpert's trumpets and Kenny G's alto sax. Rodrigo's Concert de Aranjuez, Pachelbel's Canon. If it's beautiful and it's soothing, I enjoy it.
  • My favorite quotes
    Being an avid ecologist, I find great comfort in Jehovah's promise at Revelation 11:18b "...and will bring to ruin those ruining the earth."

    I keep threatening to have a T-shirt printed up that says: Nobody has to DRIVE me crazy. I'm close enough to WALK. LOLOLOL Or, "Why FARM? When there are so many easier ways to NOT make a living." lol Or, "We have a lot of breakdowns on the farm. Some of them are even mechanical." lolol
    Being a writer, I also like this one by Stephen Leacock: "Writing is not difficult. Simply get paper and pencil and write as it occurs to you. Writing is EASY. It's the 'occurring' that's HARD." lolol

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  1. The nurse in charge of setting up Home Health Care came this morning.

    She stayed about 2 hours and collected a ton of information.

    On Tuesday, a guy is coming to evaluate my Mom's ability, or lack of ability, to care for herself.  If she qualifies, the paperwork will be passed on to Medicare and her supplemental insurance company.  If her insurance approves coverage, then, and only then , will my Mom be able to receive some medical assistance.


    Until then, we will continue to assist her in every way we are qualified to do so.

    Neither of us can draw blood or do a lab analysis for her Cumadin levels.


    In the meantime, I had to go back home because I have a doctor's appointment of my own tomorrow.   Our baby sister will hopefully take my place until I can get back.  She works full time but would be there for her after work.


    My brother Brother Peter does such an amazing job of caring for my Mom.

    I was able to handle all the stress of this past week, until she started saying hateful things about him behind his back.  I reminded her of all that he has done/is doing for her and that without his help, she would be in a nursing home.  Only, I didn't word it quite that nicely.  I am ashamed and sorry that I lost my cool.:(  But it wasn't her failing body that I couldn't handle.  It is her failing mind.  She sleeps 20 to 23 hours a day.  Her waking hours are filled with fear and confusion.  But, mostly she is frustrated.  I am sure her frustration lends to some of her darker moments.


    She has no concept of what day, month or year it is.


    This morning, she wanted me to open the drapes so she could watch my sister Teri get on the school bus.  My sister Teri is 49 years old.  


    Besides being mean and nasty sometimes, there is the fixation.

    She keeps going on and on and on and on about wanting us to take her to some non-existent park to look for her mother's rings.  (They went missing when they moved her from one hospital facility to another.  They were stolen and reported stolen but are gone forever.)  


    We can explain the reality of the situation until we are both blue in the face, but she refuses to believe us.  My brother has driven her all around for hundreds of miles asking her to point out the park where she left the rings sitting on two wooden posts...just to humor her.  She feels so badly that she is responsible for the loss of her mother's rings, so we try to explain that she didn't LOSE them, they were STOLEN from her.  All to no avail.    


    Dimentia is proof positive that we were never designed to grow so old.:unsure:


    Thanks for allowing me to vent. ❤️❤️❤️

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    2. SheyZ


      You got a lot accomplished while u were at your mom's. I wish the whole process to get help wasn't taking Soo long though.


      Was your Dad a Veteran? Your mom might be able to get some $$$ from them. They aren't to easy to deal with. Filling out the application can get tricky. Call me with questions. Love you Sis 

    3. MizPeg


      Venting in here, is almost encouraged, as 'getting it off your chest', can lighten the load somewhat. Just keep yourself well fed, and hydrated, Ross. That can help.



    4. hatcheckgirl


      My dear sis, I'm keeping you in my prayers too.  Its ok to let it out here, we can help absorb some of the pain.  Of course, best to share with Jehovah, as I know you do. May Jehovah give you the strength to keep enduring, one day at a time.  Much love, Ross xx

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