Blog post: Journey Sept. 19: Take Care of You

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This thread is in reply to a blog post by gingin entitled "Journey Sept. 19".
Name: Brenda
Fountain, Florida The Twilight (Zone 8b)
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SeedSprout
Sep 19, 2012 4:34 PM CST
There has not been too many years in my life when I wasn't a caregiver, First when I had children, later an ailing grandfather, then am ailing mother in law and now my son. One thing you have to do is take care of the caregiver. YOU Without you things will be much worse for Bill. It is not selfish to think of yourself. (Trust me...I know the guilt related to that statement but you will get over it) Bill needs to do what Bill can do for himself or Bill's time on earth is going to be even shorter. Put you a coffee pot out there on that cute little patio of yours and get you a stack of magazines and books you will enjoy. You won't be that far from Bill if he needs you but if you are out of sight I will just bet he will manage to do some things for himself. You are just too convenient for him when he sees you.

See you in a few days...in the meantime call if there is anything we can do..
Lovey dubby
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 19, 2012 4:56 PM CST
More sage advice I have never heard than that Brenda gave you. Listen to her & heed her words.

Don't overdo it trying to do everything tomorrow when you're allowed to drive aka "Don't sweat the small stuff".

We're still here & we aren't going anywhere.

Hugs Gin. Group hug
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Sep 19, 2012 5:26 PM CST
I agree I agree

It is critical that you take care of yourself too. AND IT IS OK, maybe even vital.

I was so glad to see your posting and to know that you got through that procedure. Hurray!

Sitting out on the patio with a cup of coffee sounds like a really good idea, maybe as she says,
it will be out of sight out of mind Hilarious! nothing wrong with that either.

Group hug Group hug


Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Sep 21, 2012 2:31 PM CST

Had you on my mind this morning.

Praying that things are going OK or at least as well as can be expected.

Hoping you are getting a little "me" time too. Still thinking of that cup of coffee on the patio.

Praying for strength and a surrounding by friends.

With affection,
Marilyn

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