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Wow it's been a long time since I blogged!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I can't believe it's been a month since I blogged! So much has happened. Hubby and I decided it was time for me to retire, so I retired last Friday 9/13/13. I'll be watching my granddaughter 3 days a week, which will save everyone money, and hopefully she will get the attention and life lessons she needs. She is going to preschool 2 days a week, so I'm not too worried about her educational needs.

My mom isn't doing well. She turned 75 on August 5 and pretty much said I'm done living, it's time for me to die. She isn't doing anything for herself right now, including putting her arms into her nightgown tonight. My Dad doesn't help much with that though, he lets her get away with everything. He needs to make her do things for herself. I know it's easier to do it for her, but enough is enough!

This first week of retirement has been interesting. Trying to juggle my new schedule with my desired workouts. This morning I was out for my walk/run by 7 am so I could be home when my little buddy got there. I am also doing either the elliptical or treadmill (or both) during her nap

Hubby and I are doing our first half marathon this weekend. We are walk/running it and looking forward to it. The weather is supposed to be perfect, mid 60's and overcast. We anticipate finishing around the 3 hour mark, but know we will be done by the 4 hour mark.

Time to put on my big girl panties and deal with my parents health......

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    Congrats on your retirement!
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  • BE-THE-CHANGE
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    Retirement is great! You sound like everything is under control except your parents. Good luck with figuring out what will be best for your mom. emoticon
    2450 days ago
  • GRACEOMALLEY
    Congratulations on your retirement and your new daytime companion! Sounds like fun.

    I am sorry to hear about your mom. I know from my own experience how strange and difficult it can get when roles are reversed - when the parent becomes the child and vise versa. I agree with BMCOLLEY that you ought to speak with your mother's doctor and with local seniors facilities. There may be something that can be done to make things better for her and those around her. emoticon
    2450 days ago
  • WALLAHALLA
    I have to go to work at least 670 more times before I can consider retiring. Yes, I do have a countdown that I mark off daily. emoticon Sorry about your Mum. Mine can be a bit of a pill that way as well.
    2450 days ago
  • BMCOLLEY
    I love that couples thing--there is nothing like working and playing together. It is fantastic you two are are doing to half marathon. Congratulations on your retirement.

    I am really sorry to hear about your mom. You know 75 is no longer an old age. Maybe it is time for a physical and a mental evaluation. You would be amazed to find that senior citizens are also helped with these.

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    2451 days ago
  • FANTASM01
    Hi and congratulations on your retirement! I too, babysit my grandchild but just 2 days a wk. Helps out with my son's budget and gives me some cuddle time with my favorite little fellow. I understand how you feel about your parent's health issues. I lost my mom to ovarian cancer in 2011. My dad suffered a major heart attack a few months before she passed. He had 2 stents put in and is now doing fine and still living on his own. He'll turn 79 in a few days. I know it is so hard knowing what to do and how to approach parents about their wishes in the later years of their lives. I was an LPN in the geriatric field all my working career. It was my chosen path and I loved it but it still didn't prepare me for issues with my parents. Everything is different when it's mom and dad. If you ever need an ear just email or msg me. Also the very best on your half marathon! emoticon
    2451 days ago
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