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Dad's birthday

Friday, March 04, 2011

today Dad would hav eben 84 years old,, I do not dwell on it, just fondly remember him,, he died six days after his 73rd one,,
His new life will go by more slowly,eternity... so glad he was in my life too..

I am bone tired today,, this past week has been extremely hard on me at work. With all the medication changes adn additions, more hours at work, and added stressors about mom,, and my mortality, I feel overwhelmed and know I need to get away,, I want to rent a cottage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on Lake Superior or one of the lesser lakes near Paradise, Michigan,, I am familiar with it all, but will be going alone if I do it.. got tos ee if I can afford to do it first,,
DD does not want to go relax with a book on the beach, laze away the days, she is a homebody,,
still debating if I want to do it and drive to Connie's home in Munising for a couple days too.. I know the whole norhtern part of the state like the abck of myhand and have been across teh Mackinac Bridge as many times as I have been in my own driveway,, so I am really considering the trip,, 7 hours north, no big deal,, then another few hours to browse the sights during the week.. so tempting..
I know I will not live long enogh to ever retire up there as I planned, so this may be my only alternative..

  
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KILLERANGEL47 4/14/2011 10:51PM

    You poor thing! emoticon I hope things are getting better for you! emoticon emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 3/5/2011 3:46AM

    I know what you mean about hearing a 'call' from a faraway place: I was born in upstate NY, and while I would not any longer want to face the winters there, summertime will see me waxing nostalgic...

If you want my two cents' worth, go. Go while you have the inclination and the opportunity. Time spent alone can be richer and more rewarding than time spent in the company of others. Thinks me.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/4/2011 9:56PM

    For a weeks vacation of rest and relaxation if that's what you want to do do it. It sounds fun.

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HADYDADUBR 3/4/2011 5:49PM

    You go for it. I can see you sitting in the sun reading your book. emoticon

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NORASPAT 3/4/2011 4:59PM

    Sounds like a great Plan for you to do. None of us are getting any younger. I dreamed of travel but DH did not, he is like your DD a real home body unless I make all of the plans and afterwards he has a great time. It was easy when I was earning money with my very small business. Now with no real income I do not dare to plan or spend. I agree it's a hard decision to make. Hugs Pat in Maine.
I really hope emoticonPat.

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DEBGIL 3/4/2011 3:54PM

    Good to have dreams to plan for!

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Thursday

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I thought I woudl actually have a day to rest,, ended up making calls and copies,, nephew called form downstate to request a death certificate from my Dad whowa son the title of nephew's car, which he wants to scrap.. he also needs mom to sign the title over,, she has refused for years and then complained that nephew would not get rid of junky car!! Surprise!
Made calls to veterans regarding benefits for mom. Taught myself how to shrink documents on my printer, making Dad's death certificate letter size nstead of legal size, for mailing!! One of life's little achievements!! Big for me, teensy for most people!!
Heck, I had this car for the past alosmt five years and just discovered this wniter that I have remote start on it!! I thought it was something that had to be activated, so never tried to use it!! DUH! NO brain, no pain!! (I wish)..

lots more calls to make, papers to get signed, I need a secretary!!

  
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OCTOBER2842 3/4/2011 6:05AM

    Never too old to learn new things

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/3/2011 6:32PM

    You are always doing something. So very busy. I think you should hire a secretary to help you out.

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STUFFNEARTABOR 3/3/2011 5:55PM

    Sounds like you are going to busy with tying up loose ends for awhile. Good Luck!
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Wednesday

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Worked later today, went to store for a quick shop, home, showered, did laundry, am enjoying my moose/venison chili topped with unsalted tortilla chip crumbs.
DD refused to put new vacuum sweeper together, she is tired from our ten minute spree!! Poor baby.. am taking a pain pill tonight,, got to sleep..

  
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OCTOBER2842 3/3/2011 8:04AM

    We had venison chili yesterday too and it was good, got left overs for today

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COOLGRANDMA03 3/2/2011 7:19PM

    chili sounds good... Good day for you

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/2/2011 4:34PM

    Hope you both feel better really soon.

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wednesday

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

it is 3:30am and I cannot slep, pain and numbness woke me.. got ready for work,just enjoying my meditation time,, I do 15 minutes every day,, did it for today... off to another wonderful day at work...

  
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KILLERANGEL47 4/14/2011 10:48PM

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/2/2011 12:32PM

    Hope youg et yo0ur sleep back to normal my friend. that worries me. Functioning like that on too few hours of sleep. Bless your heart!


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OCTOBER2842 3/2/2011 6:10AM

    Hope your day at work goes good, thinking of you

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CAROLEDENTON 3/2/2011 4:55AM

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I am so sorry you are going through this. Oh do I remember those days. When I worked, I got up at 4:00 a.m. and the many, many nights I could not sleep, and would be up to start my day with very little or even no sleep! Glad you enjoyed your meditation time, I had my 'vegging' time. I do wish you a wonderful day at work! Then a wonderful night full night of restful, pain free sleep Wednesday night. Hugs!

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more taxes to do..

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I have not received my tax returns yet, but now I have to make an appointment to get moms done,, I am turning cartwheels, I am so happy!! .(sarcasm). I will get them done and have her sign them,,
Kristy and I went power shopping today,, I had three $50 gift cards I got from doing online surveys and such,, so we went to target and I bought a new Hoover OMGITHASEVERYTHINGATTACHEDTOITBUTMYBROTHER
S N-TS vacuum! My old own stilkind of works, but we need more suctiona dn the better filters,, my Panasonic I bought in 1989 needs a rest.. I ended up paying $29 for this $179 sweeper!! We bought some odds and ends we needed and headed out to moms to check her mail, then the bank to do her banking, then to the grocery store, then to my car dealer for a free car wash, then home,,

I think my credit card was on fire!! NO frills or luxuries either, food, orthotics, some birthday cards.
a very productive day,,
we also had a heatwave of 38 degrees according to Cedric,,
hoping the weekend will be warm too..

  
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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/1/2011 7:52PM

    Lucky, lucky you! I am jealous! I can't afford to go shopping. Tell me how to sign up for thee surveys and how to win the gift cards. I'm anxious and willing.
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NORASPAT 3/1/2011 7:43PM

    We missed our appointment due to snow and now we must wait 6 weeks for an opening.
I had hoped to be able to find a low air fare with all the deals around. I have taken a look but i am sure it will not be happening any time soon.

Unless we start using US oil. what a thought.
Hope Mom is doing well in her new place. HUGS Pat in Maine.

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LAURIEANNIE1 3/1/2011 7:07PM

    After spending a week getting all of our taxes items together(we have several businesses and personal), I finally got to our accountant today and I still have to run 3 reports to get to him. UGH!!! When will it end.

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