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Every Day Conversations / Re: Stronger together
« Last post by haidyl on Yesterday at 01:16:36 PM »
Ladies, it is easy to tell ourselves that getting an accountability partner is a good thing, up until we start aiming for different goals. Do you think being in a group of more than two helps? Otherwise how best can we stop coming up with excuses?
Staying Healthy As We Age! / Re: Aches and Pains
« Last post by haidyl on Yesterday at 01:11:57 PM »
Oh my, we all love to age gracefully until the pain and aches start. The pain relieving creams help but either way, thereís nothing as annoying as pain that persists.
Empty Nest and being Single (again) / Re: Don't fear the single life
« Last post by haidyl on Yesterday at 01:06:54 PM »
Still, I am not sure if I would be able to overcome the fear of the single life. There are some decisions that can easily be made at a young age. All I seem to care about now (like you Mary) is that peace and order in the home; nothing else else seems to matter so much.
Venting! / Re: Too much information everywhere.
« Last post by MaryB on April 17, 2019, 01:01:19 PM »
Oh heck yes!
Empty Nest and being Single (again) / Re: Don't fear the single life
« Last post by MaryB on April 17, 2019, 12:59:24 PM »
Thank you Cherie (hugs)
They bring me a lot of love and joy.  They are my furbabies
Good luck with your goggles..  keep trying!
Empty Nest.."What's Next" for you?? / Re: re: My guilty feelings.....
« Last post by Guineagirl on April 17, 2019, 10:44:14 AM »
Thank you for the support.  I've repainted his room and it's wonderful to walk by it with the sun coming in the windows and everything all fresh and new.  Yet, I still get my heartstrings pulled every time I'm in there.

I'm hoping to see him at Easter.  It's been 3 weeks since I've seen him, although I've found a reason or two to text him :)

I know this is a good thing for him (and, me)  Him and his dad have been getting things he needs for his apartment and I think the time there will do him good.  A lot of changes for all of us, and we just have to keep pushing on.

What a brilliant post Moonchild.  You have described those feelings brilliantly.  I donít have that ability to get things over in the context via typing :13:  I think those eggshells youíve been walking on are in the bin quite literally heh.

 Donít feel guilty itís easy to say but Iíve been having counselling and my counsellor has gone on at me we did a good job and we are as important as our kids and finally we just want some peace time. 

The affects on us of mess you describe is very bad mentally and I can feel the calmness that the room now feels for you.  Iíve been empty nested now since 2016 and like you have struggled with the emotions to near breakdown but I hope Iíve turned a corner.

 I love things tidy and clean too as itís good for my head but my daughter who visits tonight for Easter is a total nightmare, long showers, water all over, and although we are close we get on each otherís nerves a lot. She had different values I guess.  I value my head space now which when I look back I was missing her so much but now realise how did I stand the mess like you. 

Your guilt feelings will go mine have lessened and YOU are just as important remember xx
Empty Nest and being Single (again) / Re: Don't fear the single life
« Last post by cherie on April 17, 2019, 08:31:28 AM »
Thank you Susan!   :big hug smiley sign:     My white baby is blind in one eye and the other is not so good.  The doctor said her aging pupil does not react quick anymore, like ours as we age, to keep her out of direct sun!  I live in Florida!!!!!!!    :017:   So I wont put them on them to go out back but they come in handy for walks..  and they are just so darn cute!  haha
I love your dogs as well Mary and they really seem to enjoy the sun. Mine are not so used to the sunglasses and I have to chase them around the house every other time. I love your white baby the more; so adorable!
Venting! / Re: Too much information everywhere.
« Last post by cherie on April 17, 2019, 07:33:40 AM »
There is a lot of information out here and we all the run the risk of stumbling upon unverified facts. I prefer to subscribe to reliable blogs then get updated/informed through regular newsletters. Do you also think that there is a lot misinformation away from the internet (say in form of books or publications?).
Staying Healthy As We Age! / Re: Healthy breakfast meals
« Last post by cherie on April 17, 2019, 07:26:16 AM »
Heh, well, beans are healthy for you even if they have lots of carbs. I think they're complex carbs (the good kind) so you don't have to shy away from them unless you're doing a low carb diet.
I wasn't going to stop eating beans despite the confusion  :rofl: . Indeed we all learn something new everyday; I just learned that beans, fruits and vegetables are classified as good carbs (mostly because they provide fiber, vitamins, minerals among other nutrients).
Every Day Conversations / Where do you fall?
« Last post by cherie on April 17, 2019, 07:15:32 AM »
Seventy-two percent of empty-nesters already have grandchildren (I had no idea that the figure was this high!). I hope to join this fray soon because most of our time now is usually spent on vacation. It would be great to visit our children every so often and enjoy seeing the grandchildren play.

Are you as excited as I am?
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