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    Thanks Autumn for your thoughts. I pretty...

    Thanks Autumn for your thoughts.

    I pretty much agree with you. Pack for one night and will stay her first day to mostly observe. I noticed how mom began depending upon others during this time...
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    Yesterday was busy with mom's eye appt. Turns...

    Yesterday was busy with mom's eye appt. Turns out her vision is good enough to drive (20/60). Drat.

    Her stamina is low and she breathes heavy after getting into my vehicle. She still thinks...
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    Peachy - what a delight; a second lurker with a...

    Peachy - what a delight; a second lurker with a compliment. Sometimes one just needs to hear that they are doing a good job. Don't know what I would have done if I were still working.

    Autumn...
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    Saturday was a great day. Went to breakfast with...

    Saturday was a great day. Went to breakfast with my hiking group, into another town to pick up mom's mail, drop off the potty seat and bathtub seat, clean out the bathroom and closet with plumbing...
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    The first time I solo camped I was nearby a...

    The first time I solo camped I was nearby a number of hiking areas. They were all in and out types of hikes and had other folks around too. One particular hike was back to a huge pool with a...
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    Gosh Autumn Tiger - thanks for your input. This...

    Gosh Autumn Tiger - thanks for your input. This caretaking is a suction hole - is that a term? Luckily I moved mom almost a year back now. She was so happy there. I want her to go back at least...
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    Got my Master Gardener Class homework and reading...

    Got my Master Gardener Class homework and reading done. Most of it out by the campfire - not really a campfire as it was brush and leaves - but still the same I had to mess with it and that is...
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    Was thinking I was getting everything lined up...

    Was thinking I was getting everything lined up for mom, I am hearing very clearly from the staff at the rehab center. Social worker - within a year I should get mom placed in an assisted living...
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    Autumn Tiger - thanks for your encouraging words....

    Autumn Tiger - thanks for your encouraging words. As far as my journal, I'm pretty sure it is too much detail for everyone. I have noticed that folks who get the most interaction are those who are...
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    Hello. Lurker here. I have a place that I go...

    Hello. Lurker here.
    I have a place that I go every spring/summer/fall on Lake Michigan. I love knowing what to expect and continuing to get to know the place even better. I happen to have lived...
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    Worked in the yard. The letter would not be...

    Worked in the yard. The letter would not be ready until 4 so that gave me some outside time which was really wanted. Picked up the letter and spoke with the social worker. Not long now before mom...
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    I had planned on joining in on this Whole30. ...

    I had planned on joining in on this Whole30. I've never done one but timing and rules were not in line. I wish you all much luck and may try one in May. Just lower carbing currently and sleeping...
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    Yesterday was a very good day - all around....

    Yesterday was a very good day - all around.
    Spent some time in the morning with my oldest and his family with mom and did not eat the donuts used for a late birthday celebration. last weekend DS...
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    Annie: I agree about the presentation. This man...

    Annie: I agree about the presentation. This man has a doctorate in turfgrass at Michigan State University. He has a presentation knack and was very enjoyable.

    I own a little over an acre and...
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    Just happened to read your journal today. Hello....

    Just happened to read your journal today. Hello.
    Just heard on the news yesterday that the cereal boxes are bright, eye catching, that the eyes of the comic characters on their boxes are huge and...
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    Hi Annie: I happen to follow your journal and...

    Hi Annie: I happen to follow your journal and enjoy reading about your adventures. Believe it or not, much of my shaded yard remains covered in snow. I believe the rain today may do it in - at...
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    Went back to Wed yoga today. Afterward headed to...

    Went back to Wed yoga today. Afterward headed to Ann Arbor with hopes/dreams of actually seeing Barack who was coming to town. Turns out I timed things pretty well. Went to mom's apartment first...
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    Hello. Been lurking. I am also ashamed to...

    Hello. Been lurking.

    I am also ashamed to admit that I'm guilty of being lazy when it comes to preparing the food and then cleaning up afterward. I'm newly back in stride and almost joined the...
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    I have been on MDA reading everyone else's...

    I have been on MDA reading everyone else's struggles and wins. Unfortunately I have let my eating habits go down the tubes including many McDonald's meals; not wanting to cook and being lazy in that...
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    M.G. program went well last evening. I...

    M.G. program went well last evening.

    I visited mom today to pick up laundry and listen to the same stories and try to act like I'd never heard them before. It isn't easy. Family members called...
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    Visited mom Tuesday and Wednesday. Mom is not in...

    Visited mom Tuesday and Wednesday. Mom is not in the best of mind set. Last week the rehab place brought a pamphlet on long term care at their facility. She was weepy about that. Yesterday they...
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    March 2nd and I need to shovel yet again! Bring...

    March 2nd and I need to shovel yet again! Bring on breaking more records now that we're at this point!

    Hail yes for more outdoor exercise. Where to put it? Thankfully some of the prior snow has...
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    Happy March! Sometime during this month spring...

    Happy March! Sometime during this month spring will arrive. Outdoors, cleaning up the yard, burning the yard gunk....can't wait.

    Yesterday was good even though I was driving here and there again...
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    Happy March! Sometime during this month spring...

    Happy March! Sometime during this month spring will arrive. Outdoors, cleaning up the yard, burning the yard gunk....can't wait.

    Yesterday was good even though I was driving here and there again...
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    Got back home 12 hours after I left. Exhausted...

    Got back home 12 hours after I left. Exhausted only to find a mouse trapped but still alive. What to do? Felt guilty putting a box over it hoping it would die a quick death. Unfortunately, this...
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