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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Conversation with my Momma

Today I invited my Momma to come to my home office (which is one hallway and a dining room away from her bedroom) to spend some time with me.  She loves to shred and since it's a great activity to help a person with dementia focus, I thought it would give her some good hand to eye coordination practice.  Besides, you know shredding is her official job any way. And I thought it would be easy to hold a conversation with her while I do some of my Real Estate computer work.

Here's just a part of our conversation:

Me:  Are you paying attention?

Momma: Okay.

Me:  Okay what, Momma?

Momma:  Didn't you say you were going into the kitchen?

Me:  No Momma, I said, Are you paying attention?

Momma:  Okay, here. (Handing me a paper towel)

Me:  Why are you giving me that?

Momma:  Didn't you say pass you a tissue?

Me:  Never mind.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

My 88 year old Mother just got a JOB

Hi All, long time no blog I know.  I've been really spending a lot of extra time with my mother.  She's had some great milestones this year, including her 88th birthday.  Yes, her dementia is progressing but, she doesn't realize it, so it's all good.  She's still the most entertaining person I know.  If she dreams it, it's real to her.  Ever explain to an 88 year old that they are NOT helping homicide detectives solve a murder?  (Thanks a lot Chicago PD, Criminal Minds, Perry Mason, etc.)  She loves this stuff and I've been working to wean her off of 'em.  Thank goodness she's now hooked on Family Feud.  She loves Steve Harvey and she apparently doesn't dream about him all night.

She does have a job now, resident shredder.  She does the shredding for our home, our home office, and she comes to work with us at Prestige Properties Real Estate Pros in Lansing.  She works for food! We're all proud of her work ethic, but you do have to pay her in advance.

So what have I been doing?  I spent 2014 training the two best leasing agents, Phyllis PD Barnes, and Jonita Sharpe, and building the Urban Homesteading rental department for our Real Estate company.  My focus for 2015 will be South Shore Chicago and all it has to offer.  If you live in or near South Shore Chicago, join me on Next Door and/or EveryBlock. What's next?   Stay tuned for South Shore Chicago...the challenge. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fraud Against the Elderly - October 2012

There are cons, frauds, and just bad decisions.  Don't let your Senior get taken advantage of.   Here's some ways to protect your loved ones.  GEHA - Newsletters - Health e-Report - October 2012:

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

P. D.'s Blog: Hell Yeah, I Want That Job!!!!

Normally, I write about my mother and what is like to take care of a senior. I'm so proud of my sister's blog that I want to share it with you. Please enjoy.......P. D.'s Blog: Hell Yeah, I Want That Job!!!!: How many of you would work hard in college to earn a Bachelor's degree, but more likely a Master's to work at your dream job. Once you get ...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Join the November 12th Movement of Black men in action!

This day of action is inspired by the Occupy Movement and the worldwide phenomenon of everyday people using Social Media to effect major change. This Movement originated on the South Side of Chicago. It's today, please share!!!