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Old 11/30/14, 02:20 PM
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USE LESS, Welcome to the diary of anyone and everyone. It is all good in here!!
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Old 11/30/14, 02:23 PM
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I still have the cold, but I think I am on the healing end of it. I worked overtime last night and just woke up around noon. I am eating a hot bowl of dressing, with a lot of gravy in it, like a soup. Feels good in the throat. I hope to get in the shop tomorrow, but today I will take it EASY and LAZY!!!
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Old 11/30/14, 02:42 PM
 
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Blessings & prayers for you Use Less. Sometimes big life changes, like the one you made, are difficult to get through - even if you're in a better situation than you were. We're hear to listen when you need an ear.

Travis & Homesteader - I hope you're both feeling better!!

Michelle - Congratulations on the new home!

Jan - Is there some kind of baked treat your Mom might like or perhaps some kind of hot tea or cider?
It's hard when they get older and don't really need anything, especially when they live with you like she does.
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I'm resting today and doing laundry. I roasted DD's turkey for her yesterday, bagged it up and took it to her when I took DGS home.

I actually slept until 9 am this morning, which is late for me, but I think the past few days just caught up with me. I feel so much better.

I need to go outside and pick up things the wind has blown around in the yard. It's warm and sunny today, but very windy again.

It seems I always run out of days off before I get everything I need to done!

I'm really having issues lately being motivated at work. The loss of so many Team members I worked with for several years has taken it's toll on my joyful attitude. I'm very happy to have a job, don't get me wrong. I'm just starting to think more and more about retirement.
I plan to try and retire in about 5 years. For those of you that have retired, is this a normal? Did you start losing interest in your job?
Maybe it's a combination of everything that's happened over the past year.

Well, my laptop's about to lose power. I need to plug it in. Have a great afternoon, everyone!!
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Old 12/01/14, 01:12 AM
 
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December thread is up.
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Old 12/01/14, 01:25 AM
 
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Welcome, Use Less. Been following some of your posts on other parts of HT and can understand your frustrations with the situation. We're all in different phases of life, and all here are good, understanding people. Vent, comment, or just drop in and say Hi!
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Old 12/01/14, 06:08 AM
 
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I like what Travis called this thread - The Diary Of Anyone and Everyone - that should be our Daily Journal motto! Welcome, Use Less.

Didn't do much, but eat leftovers and try to stay warm. It's 19* outside at nearly 2am, and we let the woodstove die down a little more than usual, so it's taking time to warm back up inside.
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Old 12/01/14, 09:55 AM
 
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Thank you all! I'm sitting here this morning thinking how quickly things become unsettled. I know change is what is real, for good or ill. We don't make choices and then that's it. These days there just seems to be so much "walking on jello" for me. My h signed a settlement agreement, but continues to press for something else and hasn't met a couple major clauses. I'm buying my parents' home. The sibs are slow to get their stuff out, and I can just hear them when I start changing the paint colors. Our elderly neighbor has had a bad spell; delusional. They are trying in-house aides but the writing is on the wall. Having him there has been fun and comforting, a connection to my Dad and my childhood. My brother is struggling with hard choices after losing his job of 25 years a few years too young to retire. The sisters, my friend, my students, their parents... Guess I am a worrier. For at least some, I seem to be the "ear" of choice, and not sure why that would be. At 64, I don't feel old, and I think I have good energy. With everything else I need to decide, I also find myself thinking of what I may need to do or change at 70 and beyond. That is probably stupid Yes, putting in a high-seat toilet and shower bars now is smart, since I need to redo the bathroom. Worrying that I won't be able to keep up the housework? Useless waste of time. I don't believe in bucket lists, but I do seem to have a stack of things I meant to do and haven't. Torn regularly between just getting going, and using my time to think, rest and recuperate.
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