Hi Susie Q,,
It’s so great to reconnect with you as well. You’re so sweet, Susie, with a big heart. I feel that life is a journey of ups and downs, and I guess since my mom died, I’ve become more spiritual. So I try to remember the journey when it comes to my dad. I’ve never been around the elderly to this extent, before, and I’ve learned so much from these very old, wise souls. The average age there is 94, and it’s terrible when one passes, but the rewards of knowing them outweigh the sadness. Do you still work as a caregiver? I think that you did, before.
What I love about the board is that everyone comes from different places, and yet on the board we are all just hanging out like we are in the same place, with no countries or boarders (like Imagine). What I don’t love is, like you said, it can get nasty, cliquey, addictive, and all the rest. I guess it just depends on how much you’re into these things.
Whenever we’ve been to the States, the people have all been wonderful, friendly, and very welcoming. So it works both ways. Where do you live, Susie? I thought it was the South? I thought South Carolina, or Virginia? We took the kids to Virginia Beach, years ago, when they were little. Had so much fun. We rented a cottage by the ocean, and it was the first time they’d ever swam in an ocean. I insisted they wear life jackets (paranoid mom) and we all had so much fun. Now my girls are in their twenties, but it seems like only yesterday.
I remember you used to talk about your lovey nieces – I thought you had two nieces, but you have three. Glad to hear they’re doing so well. It sounds like they have a lot of love surrounding them. J What a wonderful aunt you are!
I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve had issues in your life, and I hope things are more settled for you, now. As far as fridges go, I don’t think they make things like they used to--- nothing lasts anymore. Before, things would last 20 years (like my parent’s stuff) but not now.
It’s wonderful that you and your sister are close. My brother and I have become much closer now, too. We are the only two who share the memories of our childhood and parents. Only siblings can really get the nuances and intricacies of their family, and some things are impossible to describe. I’ll say to Paul (my brother) oh – remember when . . . it’s wonderful. He’s all I have left of my parents, now. Makes me so glad my girls are close.
It’s good to hear that you’ve settled down, though.
Anyway, great to reconnect. I’ll try to be around here, more. Things have settled down in my life, for now, anyway. The dr said to be prepared re my dad, but I’ve already lost him in a way, so I just try to take it one day at a time, and stay strong for him.
Take care, Miss Susie Q!
(I think of that CCR song, great song!)