Lifestyle change.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm having my hair trimmed today. It grows like a weed. Really fast.

My mother is coming in this evening. She insisted on riding the bus from Conroe. It will take her all day to get here, but my mother LOVES to travel, no matter where, how far, how close, or by what means. She just wants to GO. Being 87 yrs. old has not changed that at all for her.

Last time she was here, I gained weight! Not this time. I'm making progress and am determined not to lose it. So I have definitely planned our meals.

At 9 am tomorrow morning, we'll go to her new apartment and sign the lease, pay the deposit, rent, etc. It's a ground floor unit, front and back porch/patio, huge oak trees and faces a little park that the units are built around. Perfect for her. About 15 min. from my house. Perfect for me. Sure beats a 4 hr. drive each way.

My life is going to change now that she's here. I've promised her that Mon - Thurs, my mornings are hers. I'll take her to Wal-mart, grocery store, shopping, doctors, whatever.

She's going to be about a half a block from the Senior Citizen center and the same distance from another community center, which should keep her social and happy, since she can't drive anymore. I'll take her wherever else she needs to go. And to a movie and out to lunch a couple of times a month.

I think she and I were both wary about this move, but I feel that if I meet it head on with a positive plan, it will be a happy circumstance for us both.

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    Every mother should be as lucky as yours to have you as a daughter! emoticon
    3408 days ago
    Your plan is wonderful and I'm sure that your positive attitude and your mother's spunkiness will make this move work. What a lovely location for her new home! Best wishes to you both.
    3410 days ago
    I hope that both you and your mother adjust well to the move!!
    3411 days ago
    Yes there will be adjustments but I think they are going to be positive ones especially with your attitude. THis will be a great bonding time for the two of you. You are a wonderful person and a great daughter. Enjoy this time I wish I could still do things with my mom. PJ
    3411 days ago
    i am proud to know you and have you as a friend
    your mother ies lucky to have you as a daughter
    god bless you and take care
    3411 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan, Karen, and I feel very positive that it'll work out well for both of you. My mom and I bought a house together a couple months ago. After only seeing her a couple of times a year, it's certainly different. My mom's only 78, and still very active and drives and such. So her independence isn't an issue. She's turned out to be an awesome housemate, and I cherish this time we have together.

    Hugs and good luck to both of you!!!
    3411 days ago
    I'm sure you will enjoy having your mother close so you can see her more often. Enjoy her as long as you can. I really miss my mother. She passed away at 80 yrs. old.
    3411 days ago
    Your mother is a very lucky woman. Everyone should have a daughter like you.!! Bless you.
    3411 days ago
  • JENNY888
    I loved reading all your plans for your Mom. She is lucky to have someone like you and you are lucky to be able to spend time with her so close. My Mom lives all the way across the country and refuses to move closer. I would love to have her here close but it has to be her decision. I hope you really enjoy your time with her.
    3411 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Hope all goes well but with your attitude I am sure it will. Her apartment sounds so cute I do hope you can post some pictures when all is final. Have a great time with your mother, Karen. You are so lucky she is so able at 87!
    3411 days ago
    Wishing you and your Mom all the best!

    3411 days ago
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