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My world is full of helpers

Sunday, August 02, 2015      4 comments

I feel so blessed to have the support that I need. Friends who are witnessing my advanced directive for my doctors and new residence. Senior moving managers who clue me into my next step, advise me what to take, and help me get used to my ne... Read more

Fixing up to sell

Friday, July 31, 2015      8 comments

I had a list of 4 things that my realtor recommended to have fixed prior to putting the house up for sale. I contacted my friend who is a painter/handyman. Within 4 days he fixed everything for us. My husband is thrilled.... Read more

Getting closer to deciding what to take

Saturday, July 25, 2015      4 comments

I have most of the boxes in the attic checked. I had a few surprises. I diagrammed my storaige area and then measured the size of my tote. I have a plan for my husband's dialysis supplies and what I want to store. I am analyzing the type... Read more

Finalist in Silver Sneaker Inspiration Award

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      6 comments

My gym nominated me as a candidate for the Richard Swanson Award from Silver Sneakers. I made it to a finalist position. If you are willing, would you want to vote for me? HOW TO VOTE: Click on the link and select "VOTE" next to the final... Read more

Seeking Balance!

Monday, July 20, 2015      5 comments

I went out with some friends Sunday and Monday. I enjoyed their company and thoughts. We went for walks at the Rodale Institute and Gring's Mill. Whew! We had high humidity and temperatures. Tomorrow is golf night with my friends. Yeah!! ... Read more

7 weeks to move

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      8 comments

This is the main entrance of our residence. Our apartment overlooks the fountain and main drive. Yes, it is on 113 acres of land and adjacent to many ... Read more

Moving ahead

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      5 comments

The interview was great. We saw the apartment again. Did some measurements. Worked on plans. Enjoyed dinner and social hour with residents. I am very happy and content. We meet with our realtor on Monday.... Read more

Transitional time

Friday, July 03, 2015      8 comments

We have an interview with the medical director and social worker of the Highlands at Wyomissing soon. I am eager for that interview and approach it with joy. I really need to move and avoid steps, snow shoveling and more about the house. ... Read more

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


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