"It has been over 3 years and I today took off my wedding ring. It is part of 'moving on' emotionally. When I lose weight - maybe it will fit on my right hand ring finger. ??
It is just 'time' for me to…"
"Monica, great advice from Frank! I too signed away my military spousal benefits - thought I was making good money and would not need it! Alas, was let go of job and could not get another good paying one (age discrimination) - and 6 years…"
"Been anxious lately about finances (or lack of them) - but I need an attitude adjustment. I am kept busy running to sales and putting "stuff" up for sale. Think I have shared this before - but I need a reminder to give…"
"My heart goes out to you Mimi - and it is good that your family has you to help and to receive and give love.
I have my granddaughters at my apt. for the afternoon and evening - and I had to do a "quick" cleanup - which was very tiring…"
"There are many things I do - and many more I want to do - if only I had the energy!! I go to weight loss support group each week and meet with friends 3x week and go to book club 1st Tues of the month and now have a friend to go to local plays…"
"Am going to go "to the wire" fighting. Think if I could just lose the excess weight - I would not get so tired and that is surely true. Worked all day traveling to buy "stuff" then cleaning it and taking photos and…"
"Am trying so hard to fill my life - and am enjoying the new things - book club, local play at theatre with neighbor, working selling "stuff" on ebay, other support groups. But.... still have some days and nights of quiet desparation.…"
"My biggest fears are not of the physical decline, but of the mental! I take an online dementia test every few months - and can still draw that &^#$ clock face - but do forget name and words more often. Maybe my Fall walking program…"
"I actually did have to go to work to support myself and infant son after I divorced my 1st husband. (the divorce was not painful - but the marriage was). But being young (31) and having a very desireable skill (computers) in 1972 -…"
"It was a long goodbye for me and my husband, through the 4 plus years he fought colon cancer. But many things were made easier for me at the end. My children cautioned me against making the decision to sell the house and move away (no…"
"Am 74 and in good health, BUT.. I know that will not continue unless I lose 50 lbs. So that is my goal for the next year Finances require me to work a bit - and so far my online selling is not quite working out financially, but am learning and…"
"yes Laurajay, am also scared when not feeling well - and guess I should keep cellphone
charged and on night table to help with fears. (keep forgetting to do this!)
Had to "put to sleep" my 23 year old cat yesterday - and it was my husbands…"
"Yes, it harder to make sudden adjustments than before. Even tiny non-essential things thruw me for a loop even if only for a few minutes.
Did realize just yesterday why I seem to have so much time on my hands - even 'tho working at home…"
"I am thankful now that monetary situation forced me to do all that work of packing and moving out of our 11 room 3 storey house. Am in 1 small 1st floor apt of a condo I was just barely able to buy - and am decorating with scenic photos that have…"
"Looks like the necessity for me obtain a little more income has been a blessing in disguise. Most weekends very busy going to estate sales, auctions, yard sales .. and then a lot of time spent taking pictures and putting items up on internet -…"
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