FINDING A NEW NORMAL

Atlanta is a wonderful new experience, and although a lot of things remain the same in my life there are also new things. 

I have committed to a new healthier me. There is an exercise bike downstairs in my apartment building and I have been faithfully riding it for 20 minutes every other day. 


As of yesterday I am eligible for the Silver Sneakers program. I have been wanting to start water aerobics for awhile and so now that I can I am looking for a place to do that. I have even purchased new swimwear. 

There are also some wonderful parks with walking trails nearby. I'm hoping Tessa and Sidney will come and walk with me some days. 


Over the last couple of weeks I have been checking out nearby groceries. I wanted to see what the Publix was like, as we didn't have one in Kentucky, but I was disappointed. I couldn't find some things I wanted and it was more expensive than Kroger and of course Aldi. 

There is a Whole Foods not too far from me, but a new Whole Foods has opened in Midtown and it is the largest one in the southeast. I have a $10 off if I shop there in the next two weeks, so of course I will be checking it out.


Today if the stars and moon align just right my daughters are going to meet me at Ikea to shop for some things I need. Then hopefully they will be able to come over and help with a few things here. 

My grandson broke his ankle in two places and had surgery last week so it has been hard for us to get together. I feel so bad for him. He is going to be missing out on some wonderful activities he had planned. 

I hope to be able to start sharing photos of my new apartment soon, but here is a tease of things to come. I am trying to decide where to hang pictures so I have propped these two here to see if I like them. 


I think I just need to hang them now. 







  1. Oh- Big changes and it takes time for things to 'click'. I love Publix markets but do find them more expensive than most grocery stores. Good luck settling in and I bet you have a ball at Ikea! Have a great Thursday- xo Diana

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    1. We had a great time at Ikea. Now I have to wait for when they have time to come help me assemble my new cabinet.

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  2. IKEA is so much fun. I love to shop at Kroger and Aldi for most of my groceries. Love that you are enjoying being here in GA.

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    1. I am loving it. Kroger and Aldi for now with a bit of Whole Foods.

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  3. You have some beautiful pieces of antique furniture so I'm anxious to see where you put them. I always love to see a cozy little home. What floor are you living on?
    Brenda

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    1. I am on the third floor, although it is the second floor on the side of the building I am on. I am in the process of starting to hang pictures now. It takes me awhile to decide where I want them.

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  4. So happy to see you settling in Laura. You sound so happy being near your family too. Happy Friday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  5. Those walking trails sound wonderful, Laura - I hope the weather is not too hot in summer to take advantage....but of course there's always the pool in that case!

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    1. I'll have to get out early in the morning for any walking.

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  6. So glad you are enjoying settling in. Hope you find that swimming pool! There is a nice aquatic center in my town, and I've been meaning to go, but has been 3-1/2 years and still haven't. That's so awful. I keep saying, one of these days........... will be anxious to see your apartment and what you do... and sorry about your grandson. That must be so hard for him! Have a nice weekend! Marilyn

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  7. Thanks, Marilyn. I'm looking into the best place for water aerobics. So much to do.

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  8. IKEA and Whole Foods, me too, if I was there. So pleased to see you settling into a happy new life at last.

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