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Starting the New Year Finally

Sunday, January 08, 2012

I know everyone else is a week ahead of me, but I lost last week trying to get rested back up from our trip north and had to get back into our afternoon routine of radiation for DH.
We worked mornings on cleaning things out at dad's and I am so happy that is done. Just a couple little ends to tie up and we actually have someone coming to look at it on Tues and a couple more people who are interested if he doesn't take it. Keep your fingers crossed that it does sell and that will be one more bit of closure for me.
I plan to return to my normal routine on Mon and get back into the gym-I have just been fitting things in at home for the past week so this will help me start to forge a new "normal" since I no longer have to go check on dad several times a day. I still watch the clock and think it is time, I need to go over there but then reality sinks in and I know that isn't so. Our little Abbie almost refuses to go in his house. She knows he isn't there somehow. She goes in and then runs right back out! She always ran to dad and if he wasn't in his chair, she would run thru the house looking for him, but since the first night she has not done that. It is like he spoke to her somehow and told her he wasn't coming back.
We are looking forward to heading north later in the year and getting acquainted with our new great granddaughter. We have another one that we haven't seen yet too so will get to spend time with them this summer.
We have started doing research and looking for a small rv to make travel easier. Who knows what this year will bring. It is a time of new beginnings for us after a really bad year last year. We are certainly glad 2011 has come to an end and looking forward to a better 2012!

Here's to a wonderful year to you my Spark friends.
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  • RAGAMUFFINKEL
    here's hoping the house sells and that you get resolution quickly. emoticon
    3342 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Praying for you that the house sells quickly and you are able to get back into your new routine. You may have days that are hard but your dad would want you to continue to live and enjoy your life. Can't wait to hear about your adventures of this new year!!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Helen
    3343 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7403040
    You are dealing with this so well. I really admire your strength. I hope the house sells, that would be nice if you didn't have to deal with that. Your Dad must have said his goodbye's to Abby.
    3344 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    I am really glad you are able to look to the future as a time of new beginnings:) you are remarkably resilient. Lovely to see two new family members, too:)
    Good luck with everything --
    Deirdre
    3344 days ago
  • MARCIE_ELAINE
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    3345 days ago
  • FITFABME2
    Take it on your own time...no rush! And best wishes to you!,

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    3345 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8667808
    I agree, you deserve a whole new year of fun and adventure! It sounds like you have a lot to look forward to, yay. Glad to hear you're planning things for yourself, I'll be making sure you keep that up, ha ha!
    3345 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    You deserve a brighter New Year!After all the struggles, it is time for you to
    enjoy yourself. Your father would want you to do that. Hope the house sells fast. Abbie will adjust in time. HUGS!
    3345 days ago
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