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Donna is a professional housekeeper – our refrigerator always sparkles.
Thanks for the Sunday encouragement Judith P, Carol S and Mary M – always appreciated!!
Have a peaceful Sunday……. April 26, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
Christy L. replied April 26, 2015 at 19:50 UTC:
I've been helping my Donna through various degrees of illness for about three years. There have been a couple of months that she has been basically bedridden, other times she struggles through her day working through pain or just plain feeling bad. She runs her own one-person housekeeping business. The majority of her clients are wealthy folks that live on the beach. Donna has such a nice personality that they have all adopted her. One example: Older widowed clients wait for her opinion on what to wear for an upcoming dinner out, or they need her to help select some sort of decor – even changing clocks with the time changes. Amazing how much they all care for her. Many are winter-only residents, so she gets calls from as far west as Colorado and east to the UK telling her when they're arriving or just chatting.
We've just made our 9th trip to Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa and I've long ago lost count of local medical appointments. I do everything that I possibly can for her; cooking, driving, attending every single appointment (and taking notes) and my specialty – working her over with my optimism. Folks, if you look hard enough you can always find a patch of blue sky to focus on. Sometimes, attitude is everything.
I care for myself in many ways. I just came in from 20 minutes on the porch, sitting in the Florida sunshine – a big plus living here. I get lost in the classic movies – thank God for Turner Classic Movies! I read books, ride my exercise bike and paint on some sea shells we find on our local beach. Just keep looking for that patch of blue sky…….
The morning ‘E’ is appreciated Kathy S & Christy L!!
I hope everyone has a terrific Saturday! April 25, 2015 at 14:55 UTC
I usually make my decision quickly, but I was taught to let the ladies in the group order first. Yep, manners, be a gentleman and open the door for the ladies as well. So there!!!
Thanks for today's encouragement Kathy J and Carol S -- always appreciated!
Happy Friday!! April 24, 2015 at 18:43 UTC
I’m aware of the difference. I think we all have that sense in knowing our own systems so well.
It’s a hot day in SW Florida with rain shower cells drifting around the area. Thanks for the morning encouragement Kathy S – it’s appreciated!!
Enjoy your Thursday!! April 23, 2015 at 12:44 UTC
I did my shoulder rolls and feel how they impact the neck area. Good stuff.
Happy Earth Day! I remember the 4th Earth Day in 1974 when I was an outings leader in a hiking club. I set up a camp site in a city park along with many others who brought displays with an outdoor’s activity theme. I miss my backpacking days.
Thanks go out to Cheryl C, Kathy S and Judith P for the morning encouragements!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday! April 22, 2015 at 13:37 UTC
I always look for a coupon but I’m usually satisfied by shopping on our Publix grocery store website and noting the BOGO’s – buy one get one (free). They change the BOGO list each Thursday. Publix is a great store.
We’re getting some much needed rain showers this morning. They come ashore from the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks for the morning ‘E’ Carol S – always appreciated!
Happy Tuesday!! April 21, 2015 at 12:18 UTC
We eat meatless meals several times per week. We had a salad for lunch today. For the first time in nearly three years I did not get my Daily Challenge in my morning email. I had to sign on at the website.
I took Donna to the hospital for her PET-scan this morning. It was a two hour test. We’re hoping it does not show more cancer.
Thanks for the encouragement Kathy J and Janet K – always appreciated!! Happy Monday! April 20, 2015 at 18:54 UTC
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