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by Gma
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Oddly October with Cleansweepers
Replies: 83
Views: 902

Re: Oddly October with Cleansweepers

oops - not tomorrow, next day. Friday.
I have tomorrow to go over everything with my sister.
by Gma
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy October in the Coffee House
Replies: 100
Views: 1059

Re: Happy October in the Coffee House

wow mom, did you recognize that : 1/2 of your life married. hi monica. I will introduce myself later - in a couple weeks. right now I am getting ready for a group trip to Israel, leave in less than 48 hrs! 1st sister and her dh arrive today. dbro arrives Fri aft. they will accomplish much to help mo...
by Gma
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Oddly October with Cleansweepers
Replies: 83
Views: 902

Re: Oddly October with Cleansweepers

hi ladies, just a quick stop by - yes I am leaving tomorrow morning. 1st sister and her dh arrive today. dbro arrives Fri aft. they will accomplish much to help mother - I hope! Sis to cook, help inside, manage meds, keep mother occupied, also do substantial bookkeeping which is her general contribu...
by Gma
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: SHEs in Shape
Topic: Roll On October 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 209

Re: Roll On October 2018

:D you are all going great guns!

see you all when I get back....
just don't have time to post, focus is on packing and arranging things for Mother
and I have a nice date tonight :-) with MrVKM, who I have been seeing now for over a year :)
by Gma
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Oddly October with Cleansweepers
Replies: 83
Views: 902

Re: Oddly October with Cleansweepers

She's - yes! I understand that too. We have often said we ARE she-sisters :wink: I cleaned out my MIL house as dh was disabled, couldn't get up the stairs to get into her house, and had lost the cognitive ability to make the decisions and plans too. She and FIL moved into that house in 1949; she die...
by Gma
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy October in the Coffee House
Replies: 100
Views: 1059

Re: Happy October in the Coffee House

thanks for the vote of confidence! I had an added task - County had special waste pick up today - electronics, mattresses, etc. My mother has 2 TVs that need to go. I at least talked her into letting one go, so I hauled it up from the basement - hasn't been watched in several years! - got it into my...
by Gma
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Oddly October with Cleansweepers
Replies: 83
Views: 902

Re: Oddly October with Cleansweepers

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! I am in the 3F mode of stress response: freeze, fight, flight. I am not sure which one I am in, but I need to stop, take some deep breaths, and focus on the tasks at hand. Last night I sat down with the itinerary, planned an outfit for each day, and re-did about 80% of what I ha...
by Gma
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy October in the Coffee House
Replies: 100
Views: 1059

Re: Happy October in the Coffee House

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! I am in the 3F mode of stress response: freeze, fight, flight. I am not sure which one I am in, but I need to stop, take some deep breaths, and focus on the tasks at hand. Last night I sat down with the itinerary, planned an outfit for each day, and re-did about 80% of what I ha...
by Gma
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy October in the Coffee House
Replies: 100
Views: 1059

Re: Happy October in the Coffee House

supper last night with the travelers!
getting down to the final days!
I think I am just about ready to pack, but have several things I need to do for MOM b4 my sister comes.
by Gma
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Oddly October with Cleansweepers
Replies: 83
Views: 902

Re: Oddly October with Cleansweepers

supper last night with the travelers!
getting down to the final days!
I think I am just about ready to pack, but have several things I need to do for MOM b4 my sister comes.
by Gma
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: SHEs in Shape
Topic: Roll On October 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 209

Roll On October 2018

Thanks, flyin kiwi for a good title for the month! And what a great September you had! Smile*lee, you be careful - those planks are a really difficult exercise! edium, cheers for anticipating a good month kitkat, you can do it! You have such a great spirit! Butterfly, have a good month, doing the be...
by Gma
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy September in the Coffee House
Replies: 156
Views: 2086

Re: Happy September in the Coffee House

dear alley, thanks for the thought! Years ago, my mother DID come to my house to "help" me clean. Of course she did an amazing job. We also disagreed, she bossed, told me everything I was doing wrong and what I needed to do, and refused to go home when DH wanted to go to bed, and refused to go home ...
by Gma
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy September in the Coffee House
Replies: 156
Views: 2086

Re: Happy September in the Coffee House

love a.a. milne and Winne-the-pooh hope you got to leave before the music, mom (I babysat for teh president of my bank when he was a baby. If I have any problems, I just ask to talk to him! (and I feel very lucky, but also rarely have problems) now MY mom is ready to go help her hairdresser and all ...
by Gma
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Step It Up through September with Cleansweepers
Replies: 131
Views: 1727

Re: Step It Up through September with Cleansweepers

edium, how about telling him straight, I would like a written estimate of what you expect the cost to be, and what labor and materials it covers. Can you have that to me by (date)? (can you get a second company to also give you an estimate? Or is this a small place where there is only one provider i...
by Gma
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: SHEs in Shape
Topic: Sparkle in September
Replies: 67
Views: 678

Re: Sparkle in September

wow that's great kitkat! that's alot of steps!

so stressed here - leaving in 2 weeks for Israel
by Gma
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy September in the Coffee House
Replies: 156
Views: 2086

Re: Happy September in the Coffee House

my mom is having another "bad" day. Too much pain. I have not been with her as much, cz I am doing more at my hosue. I think the loneliness/ lack of attention contributes to her increased pain perception. it is very real, painful, debilitating. I have to let go of that, and continue to focus on what...
by Gma
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Step It Up through September with Cleansweepers
Replies: 131
Views: 1727

Re: Step It Up through September with Cleansweepers

bigger pile for SA.
neglecting my mother, but making huge progress in my house.
heading back to her, to do several things, then return here.
by Gma
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy September in the Coffee House
Replies: 156
Views: 2086

Re: Happy September in the Coffee House

excitedly waiting to hear, cc! I recognize how you are happy with him; HE is lucky to have you in his life too :D You both are blessed!
by Gma
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Step It Up through September with Cleansweepers
Replies: 131
Views: 1727

Re: Step It Up through September with Cleansweepers

working steadily. making progress. at least it's visible to me... washing folding alot of clothes. some of them may have already been clean, but mixed in with some that had been worn once or twice. When all is clean, it will be easier to sort though. I have a nice pile for Salvation Army. (but not b...
by Gma
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy September in the Coffee House
Replies: 156
Views: 2086

Re: Happy September in the Coffee House

♥ Hey mom! good to hear from you! All the Best to Becca as she starts college! Get well soon - those colds just run through the family, from one to another. I hope they don't make a second round :(

working steadily in my house, and my mother is NOT thriving with me gone so much.
by Gma
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: SHEs in Shape
Topic: Sparkle in September
Replies: 67
Views: 678

Re: Sparkle in September

we have some pretty big hills in my town. 8 blocks from main street to top of college hill. hill gets steeper as is climbs. I can do that. thanks for the advice. I will aim for 3x a week until we go. But it is cold and raining today so won't start now - too busy cleaning my house so it will be good ...
by Gma
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Step It Up through September with Cleansweepers
Replies: 131
Views: 1727

Re: Step It Up through September with Cleansweepers

for those who remember that I lost a checkbook: My mother found it yesterday in HER office! :D I am so ahppy/ ;relieved it showed up!

running to continue the work in guest bedroom, to get a bed-surface for lining up my clothes for my big trip.
by Gma
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Daily Threads
Topic: Happy September in the Coffee House
Replies: 156
Views: 2086

Re: Happy September in the Coffee House

for those who remember that I lost a checkbook: My mother found it yesterday in HER office! :D I am so ahppy/ ;relieved it showed up!
by Gma
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: SHEs in Shape
Topic: Sparkle in September
Replies: 67
Views: 678

Re: Sparkle in September

Great info, Smile*lee! I may start wlaking to my mother's house - at lease once a day - she is up hill from me. We have a hilly town. I walk her dog up hill and down at times. Like the idea of electrolytes! didn't konw there were capsules/tablets. I will send you a pm, requesting ideas for what to p...
by Gma
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: SHEs in Shape
Topic: Sparkle in September
Replies: 67
Views: 678

Re: Sparkle in September

that's a nice day, kitkat.

I did >13,000 today. it was nice to get my walk in early in teh morning. All the rest of the day was "bonus"