Monday, January 20, 2014
I feel like today is the first day in a long time that will be back to normal. That might change if a Sedona buddy can visit though.
But for the most part, things are back to normal. It has been a tough couple of months. My Dad died in early Nov, my Mom died in early January, and my mother-in-law died in mid January. Sometimes it seems I've done nothing but grieve for the last 2 months. However there were some lovely times spent saying our farewells to each of them that I wouldn't trade for anything. Singing to both my mom's as their earthly journey drew to a close was one of these things I'll cherish.
Today, though, I have to get back to the task of looking after things for my Dad and now for my Mom (and DH & his brothers are looking after things for their mom). And tomorrow, my sisters and I resume our weekly visits to mom and dad's home to clear it out and prepare it for sale in the spring. So, it will be a while before life gets totally back to normal for us. But we'll get through this.
On a happy note, we have our flights, accommodation and car rental in place for our trip to the US in February. This is our Christmas gift to our children - 5 adults having a fun week at Disneyland! We are all looking forward to making some happy memories!!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Hello to all my SP friends!
Been a busy time for us (and I'm sure it has been for you as well ... tis the season).
Sorted out and wrapped gifts (I could just HUG the person who invented reusable gift bags, and most of our still have the stick on gift tags on them.. choose the appropriate size bag of the appropriate person, put gift in, tape shut, voila! No garbage created either Win/Win)!!
Just finished Christmas baking. Chose only 2 family favourite recipes (Hello Dollies and Choco-Mint Brownies) as DD attended a cookie exchange last weekend so we have lots here to eat. Unfortunately... but... tis the season!
Packing up to head to the cottage right after lunch. Reciprocal distance healing with a friend this afternoon, then watching TV and knitting while DH edits his latest book.
Be well, stay warm and keep smiling!
Blessings of Light!!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Stayed on track food wise, got lots of fitness too.
Met my sister at mom and dad's house. Got lots of things done today. Took another large bin out to the road (recycling), 4 large bags to goodwill and 2 small garbage bags tossed. Whew... we are getting there!
Enjoying a few moments quiet after supper. Might get some knitting done tonight too.
Tomorrow off to the nearby Service Canada to take applications in for my mom now that dad's passed away. Knitting group and errands to run tomorrow too. Sure hope it's not as cold tomorrow.
Enjoy your week, everyone!
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Thought I would check in with a blog, since no matter what computer I check in from, I can't get access to my status to change it anymore. I put a message on the Tech/Site message board, but so far, no one has answered it.
Anyway, I'm doing ok. It's been an emotional roller coaster at times since my dad died, but I am making progress. After some floundering, I've finally been directed to a website with a checklist of what has to be done when someone dies... so now I can really feel like I"m making progress through the sea of paperwork.
Personally, some days are still tough, but I no longer feel like I"m wading through molasses, as I did off and on for a week or two after dad died. It's been just over a month now and most days are fine. My sisters and I are meeting at mom & dad's house to pitch, purge, goodwill & keep everything there. There is no deadline, though we all feel that sometime in the spring the property will be ready to go up for sale.
Most importantly, my mom seems to be doing ok with dad's passing. She also lost her brother a few weeks before dad died, so there has been a lot of loss for her of late. But she is eating alright, getting some exercise and bless her heart, she needs to go to the dentist again... so she is not wallowing. Perhaps it's because as a WWII veteran she saw so much death and destruction that peaceful death is seen as a blessing. Which it is!
Anyway, weight wise, I reached the weight I was when I started on SP just about 3 years ago. I've been being more careful of what I eat again, and after a few weeks of pain, have been able to get back more regularly on the rebounder again. So I've lost 4 lbs (again)! No sense in wallowing ... I know what to do!
As you read this, my hope is that you'll go to a mirror and tell yourself 'I love you'. Then reach out to someone with a caring smile & dare to do a random act of kindness. Because when we can all do this, the world will just automatically become a better place to be!!!
Blessings of light,
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