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The support and ideas we get from each other are inspiring. Many of us don't have the energy to do much of anything except exist. Then, I think we can surprise ourselves with fun and cool things we can manage to do.


Since I've been with Mom in her house for eleven months (man, has it been that long!?) I've been wanting to work on my writing. Since being here I bottomed out of energy and couldn't accomplish anything. I brought a draft screenplay. This past weekend Sister 1 took Mom for the weekend and I finally got the "umph" to finish the rewrite. I am so tickled!


What fun, cool, or activity you're proud of yourself for?

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I went to Furniture Market in Los Vegas a few weeks ago. I went with a designer friend. We walked over 10,000 steps each day. Heard great speakers. Heard live music and had good food. I looked for dining chairs for seniors (without much success).
It was a great break.
Thanks for asking MM.
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MountainMoose, Congrats on getting yourself motivated and starting. What kind of thing are you going to write about?

I suppose that my latest adventure was last week. I went to see my favorite performer Robert Plant in concert! We were fortunate enough to get FRONT row center tickets, so, it was perfect. It was AWESOME!
And, I met so many nice people at the show! OMG. So much fun! I used to attend concerts all the time, but, stopped when life got so hectic and demanding. I have vowed to go more often now.

And, I've made some more moves on starting a new profession! I don't want to state what, but, I hope it will be amusing and a change of pace. I also hope it will enable me to retire comfortably. lol

AND, I'm now down by 50 pounds! Slow and steady is my motto, so, physically, I feel so much more better. Still some to go though.
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I’m coming out of one, if not the, most severe bouts of the influenza of 2018. This was part two, I had pneumonia from the influenza in 2017, back in November.

I AM THANKFUL!
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To-days cool thing was agreeing to go and live near eldest daughter. She has found a house that she is prepared to buy and rent to us, housing near her is three times the cost of where we live so could not afford to buy ourselves.
L has found a really nice one story rambler totally redone with a fully finished basement and manageable yard. I fell very blessed in haveing such a caring daughter. It is a little larger than our current house but with a much smaller yard. Plenty of room for DH and I to get away from each other. For the first time in my life I am going to have granite counter tops. Does that mean I will have to cook gourmet meals?
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I'm working on 3rd sequel to novels published on Amazon; going a little slow, but got there twice, not too worried. Even better; we just took the money husband had saved up for our 25th in May and bought a really good new RV to replace our '95. We'll try to use it for a week at anniversary time, for short rec trips this summer, and hope to be living in it by next year, when this house is empty and sold. This winter is/was the last straw! (3' drifts everywhere and I'm not sure I can get out of the drive to go to work Saturday lol).
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This Sunday, my husband and I will take the kids snow tubing. It's our biggest break in 14 months. And I got a good Groupon deal on snow tubing, too. My little toy poodle will stay with my best friend for the day. We'll leave food out for the cats and chickens. My brother is going to come and stay with our mom all day. He hasn't spent that much time with her before, only 3 or 4 hours a week. I am going to point him to this website to read up so he will learn a bit more about Alz condition. Looking forward to a fun day.
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What a great question! I think we tend to get so involved in the drudgery of routine, I.e. is she okay, we forget the spark that makes us ourselves. I bought a new computer, joined a computer club and have no guilt! That, was my "cool thing."☺
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Veronica, how exciting to be closer to family in what sounds like will be a great setup for you!

I am getting ready to build a house. I have looked for a house already built for a year. The prices for already built homes are absurd! But, they are selling because it is impossible to find a half way decent rental here. Can build what I want for less than the same house would be if it were already built. I never would have been able to do this in the area where I cared for mom, the prices are through the roof!
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We take a cruise every year toward the end of winter. It really kicks off the warmer days to come.
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Traveled with DH to Az last week. He was working and I was keeping him company. We flew into Phoenix and went to Prescott, Grand Canyon, Sedona and Jerome. All amazing for me. The weather was great.
For one segment of the trip we stayed at a B&B with a delightful Japanese couple. Discussed elderly at length one night. Seems the elderly in Japan die of cancer and surprisingly of suicide quite often. Long discussion on how the culture of the family is such that elders have large savings and life insurance that goes to their children when they die. So many of the elders are concerned for their families well being due to the poor economy. The insurance pays even though it’s a suicide if the children continue to pay the premiums for like two years after the parents death. Rumors are that the gov is looking to change this law to try to prevent the elderly from committing suicide. According to our host, the wealth of the country is with the individuals and not the country. Healthcare is extremely affordable. Part of their longevity (according to the wife) is due to prolonged life sustained artificially. It’s not a POA choice as to care decisions but the doctors choice. Hospital fees for a three day stay for pneumonia about $30.
Average longevity is in the 80s for both male and female. (Online it says 79 men 86 women).
Eldest son’s wife gets the honors of care taking sons parents.
The husband of this couple was born in Hawaii. His father had a choice to go into the military or Japanese confinement during WW II. He chose the military. He is buried in the National Veterans cemetery in Hawaii.
The wife was born in Japan and her mother is care taking both her parents. Evidently the grandfather has dementia. He had a stroke and is now bed bound. Our hostess said that she felt bad for her grandfather being bed bound but now life was a bit easier for her mom not having to constantly search for the grandfather as he wandered.
The wife was into NASA. We watched the Space Shuttle zoom overhead one night. It circles the earth in 90 minutes. The few minutes we watched it went from Az to Nebraska. There’s an Ap of course. Amazing this world we live in.
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