10 Things That My Grandma With Alzheimer's has done that are super relatable

10 Things That My Grandma With Alzheimer's has done that are super relatable

Even with the Alzheimer's my grandma is still so relatable

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It has been about ten years since we first heard the words "she has Alzheimer's". Now those words have become part of our daily vocabulary, my grandma has Alzheimer's. Everyday is a new one and with each new day comes a new story about my grandma. After all these years, we've learned to just laugh and go along with it because if we don't, then we will just cry. so in honor of Alzheimer's awareness month here are the most relatable things that my grandma has done or said, even with the Alzheimer's.

1. "You're all dumb and I'm going home"

Granted she was at home and just tried to go outside, but this is something that we've all thought at least once this week.

2. Putting a crayon in her oatmeal

Ashley Jordan

I mean I get this one, she wanted it to be more colorful. We all know oatmeal needs that little extra something.

3. Being obsessed with chocolate

Ashley Jordan

We're all obsessed with chocolate, so I get it. She can barely open the door on some days, but stick something chocolate in front of her and it'll be opened in seconds.

4. "Your face makes me want to throw up"

She can barely speak in complete sentences most days, but her insults are still on point.

5. Loving her shoes

Ashley Jordan

Shoes are some of the best things that we can buy and grandma understands

6. She has to have her morning nap or you know

Ashley Jordan

I mean we all need our naps, so I get this one

7. She loves coloring her coloring books

Ashley Jordan

Honestly coloring is the best thing ever

8. When she could not figure how the timer worked on the camera

Glenn Jordan

My dad did disappear after running to get into the picture, so she was trying to find him

9. "Thats a good one"

Ashley Jordan

She says that every time an attractive guy walks by, so she still has it going on

10. "I love you, you're really good"

When she says this, my heart melts. She says this when she is really happy. She says it to everyone when she is happy, even the waitresses at the restaurants.

Yes a lot of days are hard with my grandma, she is essentially helpless. But she still has her witty personality and she still is her, somewhere deep down. That makes it all worth it. We love you grandma and I hope that I am making you proud, its all for you.

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15 Drinks 21-Year-Olds Need To Try During Their First Legal Year

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So, I’m turning 21 this summer, and I have alcohol on the brain. So naturally I’m being a girl and hitting up Pinterest (do people still use that?) to get drink ideas for my first big night at the bar. I’m really excited for them to stick my ID against my forehead, but I’m even more excited to taste test. Mixed drinks are actually an art. Drinks are created in a delicious mixture to make you feel very, very happy. What can make life any better than a rum and coke in one hand, and something woozy in the other? Here is a list I have compiled of what I will try, most likely not all in one night.

1. Moscato Strawberry Lemonade

Okay, so I love strawberries, and lemonade is my favorite drink. Throwing moscato into those can only average it out to heaven. To make this you would need 1 bottle of pink moscato, 6 cups of lemonade, ¼ cups of strawberry vodka, frozen strawberry slices, lemon slices and a large pitcher to pass it around in!

2. Mermaid Water

Mermaids are real, that’s why they have their own drink, duh. You’ll need Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, pineapple juice, Blue Curacao, and some lime juice!

3. Mango Tequila Sunrise

I literally love anything in the flavor of mango, so I’m looking forward to this one. 3 oz. of orange juice, 1.5 oz. of Cuervo Gold Tequila, 1 oz. of mango puree, .5 oz. of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, .5 oz. of grenadine, an orange slice and a cherry to top it all off!

4. Malibu Pineapple Smoothie

This one looks like a good pool-side drink, and also only needs a few ingredients; Malibu Rum, fresh pineapple, and ice!

5. Pineapple Rum Punch

I really like pineapple okay? So of course you’re going to need fresh pineapple, 3 cups of ginger ale, 3 cups of pineapple juice and 1 cup of Malibu Rum, yum.

6. Beachside Peach

Nothing better than a peach in the sweet summer time. 1.5 oz. of Smirnoff Peach, 1.5 oz. of pineapple juice, 1.5 oz. of cranberry juice cocktail, .25 oz. of fresh lime juice, & 2 oz. of ginger ale!

7. Adios Motherf*cker

I’m not going to list what this all consists of because it will probably make you gag. If I were to drink this on my 21st birthday, I don’t think I’d see my 22nd… It’s worth a SHOT though, right? Click the picture to take the risk for yourself!

8. Blue Hawaiian

You’ll only need 3 ingredients plus ice; 1 ounce of Coconut Rum, 1 ounce of Blue Curacao, 2 ounces of pineapple juice, some ice & some pineapple and maraschino cherries to top!

9. Sex on the Beach

Just because it honestly sounds intriguing… 1.5 oz. of vodka, 1 oz. of peach schnapps, 3 oz. of cranberry juice, 3 oz. of orange juice and some ice.

10. Cake by the Ocean Cocktail

I will request this song as I sip this by the bar. You will need 2 oz. of cake flavored vodka, 2 oz. of coconut rum, 2 oz. of pineapple juice, 2 oz. of orange juice, club soda (optional) and some maraschino cherries, pineapple, orange slices and sprinkles around the rim.

11. Lick Her Right

Sounds um… Interesting! 1 oz. of orange vodka, 1 oz. of peach schnapps, 6 oz. of pineapple juice, topped off with blue vodka and strawberries!

12. Twisted Mermaid Rum Bowl

Okay this just looks too pretty to drink, but I’ll just have to suck it up; 1.5 oz. of Blue Curacao, 1 oz. of rum in each of these flavors- coconut, strawberry, pineapple, mango, banana, fruit. You’ll also need 1.5 oz. of orange juice, 2 oz. of passion fruit juice and a splash of cranberry juice!

13. The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini

Lemonade is my favorite drink, therefore this may become my favorite martini when I’m legal. You’ll need ¾ cup of lemonade, 2 shots of either citrus or lemon vodka, granulated sugar and 2 cups of water or club soda.

14. Long Island Iced Tea

I’ve heard some classy stories that follow drinking these… Do I even go there? Absolutely. You’ll need some vodka, tequila, rum, gin, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, Coca-Cola, lemon & ice!

15. Rum & Coke

You know what this consists of, if you don’t you’re probably already really drunk.

You're welcome.

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The Best Summer Job And Lobster Roll In Connecticut

It's truly the coolest summer job.

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I work at a restaurant on the Connecticut Shoreline called Lobster Landing. Lobster landing is located on the water in Clinton, CT. I work every day in the kitchen helping to serve food, take orders, and cook food. Having a summer job can be really boring at times, but not when you work at a place like this because there's always something going on. Deciding to apply and work at Lobster Landing was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Lobster Landing is owned by two amazing people, Enea and Cathie Bacci. The two of them have worked incredibly hard by devoting much of their time and energy into getting their business to be as successful as it is today. They always welcome their customers with a warm smile or even sometimes a big hug. Cathie and Enea make it an unforgettable and happy experience for everyone that comes to their restaurant. Lobster Landing is a home away from home for not only the customers but also for the staff. They have a very small staff of about 13 people who act like a close-knit family.

Lobster Landing is a very simple restaurant. There are only three things on the menu. Lobster Landing is most famous for their Lobster Rolls. Their Lobster Rolls could be considered to be the best in the state of Connecticut. Because I'm a little biased, I would say they're the best in the world. They also offer a sweet Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and a spicy mustard vinaigrette sauce and lastly, they offer all-beef hot dogs with cheese or sauerkraut. They are also BYO (bring your own.) You can bring anything they don't serve including wine, beer, French fries, side salads etc. For side's, they offer coleslaw, bags of potato chips and at the end, they have cups of gelato! I am definitely guilty of eating lots of gelato at work, but don't tell anybody!

So what makes the Lobster roll so amazing? Lobster Landing serves only hot lobster, not cold. They serve their lobster rolls European style, which means they don't have mayo on them. They use fresh lobster meat, steamed and cut that day in their roles. Each roll contains a quarter of a pound of heated lobster meat. After the lobster is put in the roll, fresh lemon is squeezed on it. Then, warm melted butter is poured over the top of the roll. Lobster Landing also offers a gluten-free option for those who need it!

Not only are the Lobster rolls the greatest of all time, the environment and view is also incredible. They have ocean side seating. The upper deck next to their famous building is built over the water. You can sit anywhere at the restaurant and have a beautiful view of Connecticut oceans. The breeze that comes off the water is perfect for a hot summer day. Lobster Landing is built right next to a marina so there's always boats passing by with eager people waving to their wonderful customers.

One of the main attractions of Lobster Landing is the building itself. The building has been here for a very long time and has survived large storms, hurricanes, floods etc. This rustic building is very beautiful and you'll often see people taking pictures of it or in front of it. I've even seen prom pictures, wedding pictures, and special occasion photos being taken in front of the building.

Lobster Landing offers such a nice environment for its employees and it is always so much fun to work there. The customers are always so nice and talkative, and it is always wonderful to see the regulars that are there almost every week! If you haven't tried a lobster roll here, you seriously need to, it's worth it!
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