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๐Ÿค—๐ŸคŽ WE are thinking of YOU!

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READ comments and/or comment to SUPPORT another member during THEIR Grieving.

 

***YOU are a very SPECIAL person and WE want to hear from YOU!***

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READ comments and/or comment to SUPPORT another member during THEIR Grieving.

 

***YOU are a very SPECIAL person and WE want to hear from YOU!***

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So GOOD hearing from you @mc6844 TODAY!!!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฅณ

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So GOOD to hear from you TODAY Marcy @MarcyW882921 ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฅณ

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Thanks. It's good to know somebody is out there.

 

Marcy

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I agree Marcy! I hope you all are taking good care of yourselves.

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Lol, back at you dear Marcy @MarcyW882921 , Nicole ๐Ÿค—๐ŸคŽ

 


โ–ถ๏ธ@MarcyW882921 wrote:

Thanks. It's good to know somebody is out there.

 

Marcyโ—€๏ธ


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Just "watched" this YouTube video and it was just what I needed! Maybe it will "touch" someone's INSIDES today. Nicole ๐Ÿค—๐ŸคŽ

 

For those waiting for life to happen - YouTube

 

๐Ÿ‘‰Link to video. ๐Ÿ‘ˆ 

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Yes we are faced with all of those questions aren't we? Who am I? What am I going to do with my life? Are we going to become passive observers or will we "seize the day?"

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Thinking about new things is hopeful! Thanks for the reminder!

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AARP EMAIL: Hello Spring2023,

MarcyW882921 thinks your post is awesome and just gave you kudos!

 

โ–ถ๏ธ***(Saturday 5/27/23)***โ—€๏ธ

 

Dear Marcy @MarcyW882921 , what a lovely surprise - thank you SO MUCH for your "kudos" TODAY!!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฅณ

 

Nicole ๐Ÿค—๐ŸคŽ

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WE are so happy you stopped by to chat TODAY dear Marcy @MarcyW882921 ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฅณ

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Party Time, OUR Kathy @BeatleloverKT stopped by to chat TODAY!!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฅณ

 

WE have "missed" you dear friend, Nicole ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค—

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I am so glad OUR @Cadee2719 stopped in as I had been feeling I too was feeling sorry for myself.

 

And "mean" humans on this site didnot help this week.

 

Lol, the side of me I try NOT to show did. Grateful AARP didnot ban me. Now that I told this individual exactly what I felt, hopefully he will stay out of my space. I hate drama.

 

Anyway guys, made it back in one piece and heading to go hopefully get some zzz's to deal with Walmart tomorrow.

 

Nicole ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค—

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Perhaps now that you expressed your feelings, it's possible to "Let It Go" as the song says. 

 

Hoping that you got some sleep and were able to safely make your WalMart run today. Maybe your area is more calm, but Fridays are very bad days around here to go anywhere!

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Lol Marcy @MarcyW882921 , I let it go months ago, trust me. On this site you are open to predators who luv to bully (disrespectful posts).

 

Anyway, TRUSTING the UNIVERSE with protecting me. Been 6 months of h.ll.

 

Nope, it was a hot mess, but that is what I got for NOT going on Wednesday. I stay off the road and out of stores Fridays thru Sundays since retiring.

 

Nicole ๐Ÿ™ƒ

 


โ–ถ๏ธ@MarcyW882921 wrote:

Perhaps now that you expressed your feelings, it's possible to "Let It Go" as the song says. 

 

Hoping that you got some sleep and were able to safely make your WalMart run today. Maybe your area is more calm, but Fridays are very bad days around here to go anywhere!โ—€๏ธ


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Hoping for some peace for you now. We can

all use some peace in our lives! ๐Ÿ’œโ˜ฎ๏ธ

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Thank you SO MUCH dear Kathy @BeatleloverKT , Nicole ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค—

 


โ–ถ๏ธ@BeatleloverKT wrote:

Hoping for some peace for you now. We can

all use some peace in our lives! ๐Ÿ’œโ˜ฎ๏ธโ—€๏ธ


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๐Ÿ˜ฑ OUR Marcy @MarcyW882921 is here!!!!

 

Party Time, WE have missed you....๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฅณ

 

Nicole ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค—

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Thank you Nicole!

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Dear @mc6844 , I think I gave you a "kudo" for EACH of your posts tonight. I will verify when I get back from taking out my trash. ๐Ÿ™„

 

Figured one "less" thing and checking mailbox.

 

Party Time, I get to sleep LATER before heading to Walmart in the morning. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฅณ

 

Lol, and YES, I am going this time...๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

 

Nicole ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค—

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Thank you Nicole. I hope you have better luck with your trash than I do. Three times in a row I placed the bags in back of the car. Forgot to pop the trunk and ran over the trash! Need to slow down here.

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Thanks @mc6844 , I will!!! Nicole ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค—

 

โ–ถ๏ธ@mc6844 wrote:

Nicole, it's important to eat well. Walmart also has home delivery. They deliver everything. Milk, ice cream, etc.  It's a few dollars more but handy when you don't feel up to the trip. But a low food supply easily leads to depression. Take care!โ—€๏ธ

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(Thursday 5/25/23)

 

Dear @Cadee2719 , my responses are below in CAPS. Nicole ๐Ÿค—๐ŸคŽ

 

โ–ถ๏ธ@Cadee2719 wrote:

 

My repairs are slow but happening.

 

AND THAT IS WHAT COUNTS, YOU ARE DOING THEM VERSUS NOT.

 

Got the air conditioner in my car fixed and the filter.

 

OH YES, TELL ME ABOUT THAT. LAST YEAR THE ONE IN MY CAR (2006 HYUNDAI ELANTRA) ACTED UP. I USE TO BE ABLE TO DO WITHOUT AIR, BUT THE "HOT FLASHES"/LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. FINGERS, TOES, EYES CROSSED IT MAKES IT THROUGH THIS YEAR! ๐Ÿ‘

 

It seems like I fix one thing and another breaks!   Shopping for an oven.

 

Two nights ago I was up ALL NIGHT, could not sleep and was feeling anxious.

 

OH YES, AND I WATCH THE CLOCK AND GET MAD. ๐Ÿ™„

 

The next day I was miserable.  I tried to sleep and got about an hours sleep after taking 1/4 of a xanax pill.   (I am not comfortable taking pills)

 

I TOTALLY AGREE. BETWEEN NEEDING TO HEAR IF SOMEONE TRIES TO BREAK IN AND THE SIDE EFFECTS....

 

Have no idea what is going on.

 

IT IS NORMAL AND THIS WILL PASS.

 

Yes, if I move it will be far away from my daughter in law.

 

WELL, WHILE I WAS IN VIRGINIA, I WAS AWAY FROM MY "VERY TOXIC" FAMILY. NOW TO HOPE I DON'T RUN INTO THEM HERE IN FLORIDA. MY DAUGHTER'S FATHER'S "FAMILY FROM HELL" LIVES IN MELBOURNE TOO. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

 

 I truly try to be there for her but all she does is complain about my son who has left her financially secure.  She retired the day he died!    I bite my tongue each time I hear from her and don't want to ruin the relationship because I love my grandson so much.  

 

OH YES, YOU WANT YOUR TIME WITH HIM UNTIL HE IS OF AGE TO "INTERACT" WITH YOU "ON HIS OWN"...

 

I don't want to sound like I am feeling sorry for myself.

 

YOU ARE SHARING.

 

 I am truly trying to get through this and wonder if I am just pretending.

 

TAKE A DEEP BREATH....

 

YOU ARE DOING GREAT ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค—

 

 Thank You Nicole for being there for me.

 

AND RIGHT BACK AT YOU ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค—

 

 I am sincere in saying that the people on this site help me more than they will ever know. 

 

ME TOO!!!!

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(Thursday 5/25/23)

 

***EDITED: mixed you both up @mc6844 and @Cadee2719 = getting old)***

 

Dear @mc6844  thank you for asking! ๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿค—

 

Been a good week "except" for my "suppose" to have done Walmart Weekly Food Run.

 

Lol, was "suppose" to do Wednesday, then TODAY! ๐Ÿ™„

 

Anyway, TOMORROW has to be the day as that is also "take trash to dumpster and get mail from mailbox"...

 

How is your book reading doing? ๐Ÿค”

 

@Cadee2719 IF you don't mind my asking, how are your repairs coming along?๐Ÿค”

 

So PROUD of you taking them "one repair at a time" ๐Ÿ‘

 

Nicole ๐Ÿ™ƒ

 

โ–ถ๏ธ@mc6844 wrote:

Thanks Nicole. Always nice to drop in and see how the group is doing! How are you?โ—€๏ธ

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Nicole, reading reminds me that we all have challenges in life. And that even in the most perfect surroundings and situations people bicker. So when people pass on situations can become even more strained. I try to look beyond the window and not just through it. And to remember that St. Francis said it's better to understand than to be understood. Unfortunately, there are those who are sick and enjoy hurting someone else. Usually out of insecurity for whatever reason. I do my best to detach. And I can learn a lot about relationships by reading fiction and non-fiction. 

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Nicole, it's important to eat well. Walmart also has home delivery. They deliver everything. Milk, ice cream, etc.  It's a few dollars more but handy when you don't feel up to the trip. But a low food supply easily leads to depression. Take care!

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My repairs are slow but happening.  Got the air conditioner in my car fixed and the filter.  It seems like I fix one thing and another breaks!   Shopping for an oven.   Two nights ago I was up ALL NIGHT, could not sleep and was feeling anxious.  The next day I was miserable.  I tried to sleep and got about an hours sleep after taking 1/4 of a xanax pill.   (I am not comfortable taking pills)   Have no idea what is going on.  Yes, if I move it will be far away from my daughter in law.  I truly try to be there for her but all she does is complain about my son who has left her financially secure.  She retired the day he died!    I bite my tongue each time I hear from her and don't want to ruin the relationship because I love my grandson so much.  I don't want to sound like I am feeling sorry for myself.  I am truly trying to get through this and wonder if I am just pretending.  Thank You Nicole for being there for me.  I am sincere in saying that the people on this site help me more than they will ever know.  

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It's so good to see you posting Cadee. Happening is the key word for your repairs. You are being bombarded, but you're getting things done.

 

It is understandable that you feel like you have no idea what's going on. You are grieving, you have things breaking, and you have issues with your DIL. For me it would be the lack of sleep that you mentioned. Most people need adequate sleep to deal with normal everyday things and our bodies (including our brains) do not function well without it. 

 

I think you are wise to try to maintain a relationship with your DIL in a way that doesn't drain you. She is still a connection to your son as the woman he chose to share his life with and to bear his child. Your son lives on in your grandson.

 

You will get through this!

 

Marcy

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Cadee I've found when I'm overtired, worried and stressed everything is harder. Its OK to feel sorry for yourself. I just don't let myself get in a funk. There are people who really don't have caring or sensitive ways of doing things. But there are many other people who do. Those are the ones I turn to when I need support. And this is a good place to express your feelings. And then I try to get on with my day. Take care Cadee. The people here care about you and understand what you're going through.

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