Thursday, January 22, 2015


Well I guess….

I need to do an update…weather has been good compared to the rest of the country…sometimes cool and wet but mostly very nice…I will only complain when it gets to hot!!


Neighborhood marauders they roam all over looking for  their dinner….

My health has greatly improved…the PT and new life style changes have been a God send…I can now sit for awhile, walk some, but can not do all work things I need to or want to do..that might not happen at all….it is so great to feel healthy again…I think that had a lot to do with my attitude and depression I had…because that is even better…so I am a happy camper again…mostly…I need to be camping for that to be …


A Grammy n Maggie selfie at Christmas

Twice this week we have brought the RV and come to Wickham Park for a day trip…not doing much yet just loafing around…walking around and did a visit with MM & Harley dog…she is camped at the CG for the winter…I am signed up for a trip at the end of Feb…cant wait…more about that later….


Patio  at camp driveway

Made this little patio area for me and Maggie at camp drive way…it is behind the rig just enough room for my chair and Maggie's bed ..hung up a fake flower pot and we are good to relax and read or what ever…mostly shady and that is ok with me…have a hook there for Maggie's leash…and her outdoor bed is there also…I need my own space..this helps…now that my health is better I am spending more and more time in my rig…


Got Charley girl’s quilt done…that is how much better I am feeling Smile…it is all made with flannel that is why it looks all wrinkly is so soft and cuddly…Charley and her Nana (my daughter) will have a great time playing on this…


It’s called a rag quilt…and is so easy to make..I think sometime I will tell how I did it on my art/craft b log ..


The back of the quit

I have been thinking a lot about my life and how I have been feeling in limbo…not belonging anywhere..not having a true home..I was thinking way before I moved to Florida (to keep my eyes on dad)…that I wanted to fulltime in an RV and travel until I got tired of it or could not do it…but with all the things that I have experienced these past few years…emotional and physical… I have come to the conclusion that that might not happen…also been thinking that my rig is a little to big for me…but another conclusion….it is ok for now..why…because I need “my” space and it fits that need ok for now…this aging thing is another thing that has been getting to me…I will be 70 in a few months …my mind doesn’t feel that old..but my body tells me different…hard to accept that I can’t do all the things that I did before…some parts of my body are broken ….I have to face that…and pray that I can work around them…I know I can but it is still hard …guess I will go on that note…thanks for looking and come back soon…blessings to all G&M

PS…if you all have any advice for me…we love to read comments…


  1. That's a wonderful picture of you two. So glad to hear you are feeling better. It's such a vicious cycle. If you can't get out and do things your body gets less and less able and your mind gets more and more depressed and then you are less able to get out and do things. So glad you've gotten around that with the PT and lifestyle changes. I too am a bit sad about what happens as we age. If our spirits and inner selves would age along with our bodies it might be much easier to accept. It's very hard to accept that you can't do the things you did before and for me it's hard to understand that the future isn't going to make me able to do more things but rather less. Not a very cheery thought.

  2. thank you Sherry for your comment it makes me feel better about this aging business knowing someone else has the same feelings about it as I do

  3. I love that photo of you and Maggie. I'm so awful at taking selfies, I've never posted one, except the back of my hair, once. LOL And your quilt is so pretty - I made rag quilts for all my grand kids except the last born, and my son has asked for one for little Graydin. Some day... when I'm off the road.

    I think the whole trick to aging well is attitude. Most people our age - and I turned 70 this month - can't do everything they used to do. But think of all the things we've done in our lives, and all the things we can still do. My eyes are good enough (with glasses) to see all the beauty around me, I can still hear people talking and birds singing, I can walk without help, I can taste all the great food I want - I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Appreciate all the positives in your life, and work on the negatives when you feel like it.

    I think if you've been able to come out of the depression, that's probably the start to everything moving forward again. Just accept the things you can't do and when the PT ends, keep on doing the exercises or stretches, etc., by yourself to keep things getting better. We can have so many more happy years ahead of us, if we want them. Like Dr. Phis says, Act "as if." Soon the "as if," actually is. You know?

    If you are a spiritual person, send up some requests for yourself. As often as necessary. That seems to work for me. :)

  4. Thanks Barbara,,,i agree attitude is key to aging well...your words hit the nail on the head....