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Lisa's gift from the heart

Sunday, June 28, 2015      7 comments

I am blessed with a wonderful and compassionate friend who gave me the best birthday present, A Day at the Beach. I am my husband's dialysis nurse so we rarely get anywhere. I shared how I longed to put my toes in the ocean and feel the sand a... Read more

Step by step

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      6 comments

I was feeling quite overwhelmed. I am doing better. Each day I tackle one item - closet, drawers in a chest, or a box in the attic. Gentle progress is being made. I mark the box as to its contents and probable final destination. Read more

Worked on downsizing

Friday, June 19, 2015      6 comments

I got wonderful tips on making the most of my apartment. Bob's dialysis supplies (28 boxes) will fit in 1/2 of the closet of our bedroom. I will ask for a dedicated grounded outlet for his cycler in that room. The senior mover suggested tha... Read more

Feeling some better

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      4 comments

We made a formal application to the Highlands after touring our apartment. I went to get a massage and then could not stop sobbing. My home meant so much to me. I must remember that I am not running my home and doing as much cooking so I can ... Read more

More things to do!

Sunday, June 14, 2015      5 comments

Still waiting to get the feedback on my financial disclosures and my application to a retirement community. I may have to wait awhile. That will be okay. I'm young to go to the community at this time (age 65). My husband is older. I m... Read more

Mindful of busyness

Monday, June 08, 2015      6 comments

I am really working at using my time wisely. I tend to over schedule myself. Now I am putting meetings, appointments, exercise times in my schedule. I also put "down" time in where I cannot schedule myself. What a difference that makes! ... Read more

Recycling So Much

Friday, May 29, 2015      6 comments

Our house is noticeably downsized with stuff. I feel so good about helping people while I have no RA pain. To date: 1. 26 boxes of books to the store at the homeless shelter 2. Computer towers, cell phones, monitors, printers, microwa... Read more

Quiet Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 23, 2015      7 comments

The last month has been so busy that Bob and I decided to enjoy 3 days at home. We feasted on hot days, watermelon and corn today. Tomorrow we will have a burger and salad. On Monday, I plan to have berries, grilled ham slice, potato salad an... Read more


Sunday, May 17, 2015      3 comments

My wellness center held a Zumba-thon yesterday for 2 hours. I hesitated going to classes as I felt so tired. I paid my entrance fee and decided to dance. I modified some hip hop moves that my knees could not do. I felt alive and energe... Read more

working on my home

Saturday, May 16, 2015      6 comments

I am enjoying more time at home as I work to declutter my home. My teen age year bookcases will go to the homeless shelter's store on Thursday. I have 25 cartons of gently used books for them also. Two sets of end tables will leave my home a... Read more

Feeling good about donations and changes

Friday, May 08, 2015      4 comments

My home is simpler as we donate items to the homeless shelter and Habitat for humanity. I will be more organized. I'm also testing how well I can do with less. I have a sense that I can be happy in a smaller space. I am finding that simp... Read more

Decluttering and having fun

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      6 comments

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Less Worrying...More organization

Saturday, May 02, 2015      6 comments

I am not worrying about the future. I worked diligently for years to set aside funds for entrance to a retirement community. I will be able to afford one. I did attempt to consider other alternatives, but resisted as I am concerned about the ... Read more

Retirement Community

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      10 comments

I am a proud member of the Future Resident Club of the Highlands of Wyomissing. I attended the Soup to Nuts session for a presentation, luncheon and tour. I was pleased to hear what is offered in this Category A facility. I will attend events... Read more


Saturday, April 25, 2015      5 comments

I am feeling better when our weather is milder. I got out to play golf on Tuesday. I did well. I get very tired. I will need to give up some activities at church. I cannot be dependable when I have a flare or back pain. I am working ... Read more

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