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    CAROLEHZ   84,902
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Gone for so long..how did that happen?


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

I've been away from Spark for a while. That's what I thought. I just finally got up the nerve to look at my page.. What ? 2011 !!!!..I haven't blooged since December 2011...All I can say is a lot has happened since then.

I spoke of my Mother's pool being redone. We got it redone. It looked great. I even got to swim in it several times. I then did several things to make her house look better....Also, we sold her car because she couldn't drive anymore...I hired people to drive her places. She didn't love it but it got her where she needed to go...until last November. A person I hired told her to call her directly. I said she couldn't, I had a deal with the Company I used, they billed me...this person then started to call my mother. At first it seemed innocent enough..they went somewhere, My Mother paid but it was just Pizza...Seemed innocent enough. Her telephone number was from NY maybe she didn't know anyone in Florida..On my birthday December 31 things changed. My Mother started withdrawing large amount of money from her ( our) account. I made efforts to stop the woman..called the Company..she had only worked for them for a week in November. They sent her a Cease and desist letter...I blocked her phone numbers from calling my Mother..she then started just showing up at her house..every time she go $500 from my mothers account..sometimes more than once a week. I took all but minimal money out of her account..the woman just overdrew the account...While all of this was going on We were getting ready to sell our home..We had always said when my husband retired we would move closer to the Golf course..The day that we sold our house was the day that the woman overdrew that account..instead of celebrating I was on the phone with the Police. Then my sister.. I told her we need to get Mom now. We drove down...moved things like the beautiful outdoor furniture I had bought in the Spring inside the house in case a Hurricane came along.And then hit the road for my house.When I got home I emailed the people who took care of Mom's pool. I didn't want them to worry...I said If you know anyone who might want to buy her house please let me know...the answer..Halleluiah! The answer was..We want to buy her house. I sold it to them for what she owed..they got a great deal and so did we...
Then we had to find a house to move to...we originally had planned to move to a patio type house ...we decided that just wouldn't work...we ended up finding a house we love...exactly where we wanted to be..needs some work but we are doing it...I was working on the crazy yard at our new house for much of the summer...Who plants bamboo? One of our new neighbors said that the old owner was a Botanist..we now call ourselves un-Botanists. We got the yard aerated and seeded today. Oh..also, I hurt my knee...It was killing me for over a year...I finally went to an Orthopedic Dr. in the Spring and he says that I have Osteoarthritis. He gave me an injection of cortisone which helped for a couple of weeks...I am now walking again every day. Also, thanks to living by the Club, I walk to the weight room and use a machine that is like squats but with weights. I do 2 sets with that machine and also 2 on a machine with arm weights..I then continue on my walk...That just made it sound like I'm still fit. I'm not..but I am back to working really hard to be just where I was before...Another thing that happened is one of my sons got married..and then his wife got pregnant and this spring my sweet little granddaughter was born. She is the sweetest little baby ever...EVER. I have joined a Womens Club in the neighborhood ( So I am making new friends)...My Mom is still with us. She is too far gone mentally to live in say assisted living..and nursing homes are $$$$. We are adjusting. I wish I could say gracefully...some days I'm graceful about it others I look up life expectancy charts ( just being honest here). My unmarried son is also living with us. He is so helpful. The freedom I do have comes from his sticking around the house so that I can get out sometimes..Some days even 20 minutes at Target feels like such freedom.

So that's the long winded brief synopsis of my life.

There is of course more. Hopefully I'll stick around to Blog about it. I need Sparkepeople. I need to read inspiring stories, I need to count my calories. I need to say Woo Hoo and mean it.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THENAMESLISA 10/7/2013 10:42AM

    Welcome back...I've missed you...mostly because I've been gone myself. I'm ready to get back in the saddle and stop abusing myself.

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MAGA99 10/2/2013 9:18AM

    glad ur bac but sorry 4 wat ur going thru

we take care of my father full time & he is in diapers soooo I know the frustration
may things get easier 4 u

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MRS.DOYLE 10/2/2013 1:45AM

    That all sounds really stressful....apart from the little baby ray of sunshine. Just pop in here when you can. I think it will help.
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MANDIETERRIER1 10/1/2013 10:49PM

    Welcome back to Spark people. I take care of my elderly parents even though they are still mostly independent. I know it can be a little trying at times. Good luck on your weight loss journey

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LISAMWAGNER 10/1/2013 7:49PM

    Hi Carol and welcome back to SP!! I am fairly new to SP and all this site has to offer.


I hope they arrested that woman who took all your moms money!! Unbelievable!!

I feel for you having to take care of your mom now. I can not imagine what you are going thru. I have a 16 1/2 year old dog that I am caring for now and she is alot of work. I can not imagine a person. I do know how you feel when you say you look up life expectancys sometimes. I feel the same way about my dog. Some days I just want her to go already. I even ask my mother who passed away July 2012 to please come get her. Its very hard.

I hope you are here to stay for a while now. Good Luck to you and your weight loss journey.

Lisa

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TAMARAST1974 10/1/2013 7:36PM

  I can't believe that there are such horrible people in the world. Maybe I should reword that, I wish there weren't such horrible people in the world

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