Cheryle, Thanks for letting me know how to spell your name right. Sorry for the mix up in the dialog in the last post. My laptop went goofy and I thought I lost the first one I was writing but they were one in the same.
I live in Chehalis,WA just off I-5 freeway about two hours from Portland, OR. We are in southwestern WA. It is a small town and I love it here.
Yes, my husband lives in an assisted living home, not a nursing home. 58 days ago
Cheryl, is this the right spelling of your name or is the e for your middle name? Yes, it is nice to meet you too.
My building is HUD housing for us low income seniors and we pay
Cheryl, My building is HUD housing for low income seniors aged 62 and over. We pay 30% of our income for rent. There are a lot of senior communities all over the states. Some have houses to buy where all the yard work is included plus there are condos. It all depends on your income. Our apartments are only one bedroom, 550 square feet. We have on couple here from the Ukraine and they speak little English.
We all live on very little Social Security checks. I get $750 a month plus food stamps and government medical. My husband had a massive stroke ten years ago and is a vegetable living in an assisted living group home in the next town. He doesn't even know who I am.
I found Spark People ten years ago when I was in deep despair and still chat with three or four of the same people since then.
There is a lot of support on these pages so post often and keep in touch.
Cheryl. we cannot change what we cannot change but go forward and do our best.
I have been down with some sort of intestional flu the past week and have been eating the Hamburger Vegetable Soup that I made from a spark recipe and it is very good. I felt like I was coming down with something so I made about a gallon and a half of it and have been eating it all week. I put the rest of it in portion size tubs.
I have also been drinking at least a gallon of water everyday and eating lots of fresh fruits and of course my ice cream everyday and I have lost a couple pounds and an inch of bloat.
I am 74, soon to be 75 in April and of course, retired, so I can eat like I want to. I know how hard it is to work and find healthy things to eat.
I live in a small low income senior apartment building and the ladies are always baking goodies and putting them on the table downstairs. I seldom eat them. All I have to do is look around at the others and vow never to look/be like them. I take no meds and am very healthy.
This is all a learning process. I wish you well on your journey.