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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I have good intentions I really do. 

I plan to write my blog at least twice a week. 

Then suddenly I realize that time has gone by and it has been a week since I have posted. 

Life has been getting in the way. 

I lost a very good friend last week. Leo was the first person I met when I moved into my apartment last year. He was such a funny nice man and he along with a small group of others have become like family to me. 

One minute he was laughing with us and the next minute he went to his apartment and had a massive stroke. 

It is definitely a down side of living in a retirement community, and as I am the youngest person here I know that there will be other losses. 

However, I wouldn't trade the experience of getting to know these older people. I love their stories. There has been so much tragedy in their lives, and yet they still laugh and look forward to their days. 

It's nice to have a community of friends where at any time of the day there is someone to talk to. 

But that gets me back to my good intentions. I still need to earn some extra money each month, so I need to schedule my time a little better. I need to get to my booth more often, list things on Etsy more often, and write my blog on a more regular basis. 

The one thing I have done is schedule an exercise program. I'll let you know how that is going. 

Good intentions aside, we all need to take care of ourselves both mentally and physically. 

A belated happy birthday to my mom who turned 93 on Monday. She has taken pretty good care of herself.

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  1. I'm so sorry about your friend. That's the thing about life I guess. We lose if we love. But if we don't love, what do we have? I hope one day to live in such a community where there are only seniors.

  2. Laura, I sorry about your friend Leo. It is sad to lose our friends, no matter how little time we have known someone...once that friendship is struck, they are important in our lives. Happy birthday to your mom. She looks pretty good and very happy. I am wishing you luck in your sales. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. I'm sorry for your loss of a friend. Your mother looks amazing for 93...Happy Birthday to her! I wish you good luck with your booth and shop sales.
    Take care.

  4. My sympathy on your loss, especially of a new friend.
    Take good care of yourself.

  5. It's really hard to lose friends, but that circle of life thing just keeps going on doesn't it! Your Mom looks great! I'm trying to take better care of myself also but may not be doing as good a job as I should! Hugs!!

  6. My sympathies for your loss. Just this week there were obits for two of my high school classmates. It's one of the hazards of aging.


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