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My daughter & her husband lived with me for almost a year. They have moved 4 hours away for better jobs. I know they need to make and live their own lives.. My grandson 19. moved in a couple months ago. He works, leaves early around 6 am and home around 6 pm. As with most 19 yr olds.. he spends most of his time in his room with TV and video games. I am not alone at night..
Since daughter & sil moved out, Bill moved into that bedroom. So I will be taking the bedroom he is leaving back to my craft room. I had 2 dressers in my bedroom, that had John's clothes.. I had cleaned the clothes out. (except for the special items I am keeping ). So today I boxed my yarn that I had stored in the drawers , polished them and moved them to the other side of the house for Bill. Next week, I plan on going through more in "my room" re-arranging furniture. May even pick up some paint... Maybe a change will help. and I have plenty of "stuff" for Good Will or thrift shop.
Someone here mentioned making a collage.. as I was going through things today, I started a little box of things to make a memory collage. I also found a photo frame that holds quite a few photos, so will add that to my list of "things to do.
My min pin Molly is blind.. so I did read on line some "tips" and have been working with her with "a starting point" so she has a place to start from to find her dishes.. dog bed. etc. I have also found clapping my haands.. and telling her one word commands "up" to pick her up so she is not startled, down, when I am going to set her down. and staying close outside so I can clap or she can smell me. I think we will work out learning to live with blindness...
I am no moving furniture in the Family room, and the changes in the bedroom will not be drastic.
I guess these are small steps forward, they do not have to be done quickly, but it is good to have a place to start.