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Thread #165433   Message #3993091
Posted By: LilyFestre
19-May-19 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
I'm sorry to read about so many four legged family members crossing that rainbow bridge earlier this month. We lost our beloved Murph on the Friday before Mother's Day. We knew it was coming and likely it was the best possible thing for him but there is still that empty space.....

Work has me running at full tilt lately, my caseload is higher than it has ever been. While I appreciate the vote of confidence that those kinds of numbers bring....WOOF!!!!

I took my Mom away for a 3 day weekend for Mother's Day. We went to Lancaster, Pennsylvania....did some shopping, stayed overnight, did some exploring and then made our way for a short visit with my aunt who we haven't seen since last fall. It was a whirlwind weekend but we sure did have a good time! Then yesterday Mom and I went on a bus trip to the Lilac Festival in Rochester...the weather was perfect and we had another great day!

Today I haven't done anything except make lunch! I am needing some rest and as you know, Monday is coming up shortly! :)

I continue to work on losing this weight but truthfully, trying to keep myself on track while travelling is somewhat difficult but not altogether impossible. I am now down 15. 6 pounds. It's a healthy start that I am pleased with.

We are behind in gardening at the time, as is the rest of the area due to the RIDICULOUS amount of rain. Some of the garden is dry enough to work but much of it is not. The ground is beyond saturated at this point! We did get some new turkey chicks this week.

I have a lovely window in my office that is perfect for growing things so I am getting my growing fix least for now.

We are starting to begin the new furniture adventure. We currently have a second hand couch and chair that are about as old as Jeremiah. We have been waiting as Murph had difficulty holding his bowels.....we have had the furniture covered, of course and the blankets were interchanged and washed daily but we didn't want to invest in new furniture until we no longer needed to keep it covered.

We can't decide if we want another couch and two chairs or a sectional or what.....I'm sure we will be doing some looking over Memorial Day Weekend....great time for sales and all.

I am enjoying reading about what everyone is doing in their retirement or what they have been enjoying. Pete is looking at retirement in less than 5 years now. I haven't thought much about when I will retire as far as a timeline goes....I don't anticipate it anytime soon.

I hope everyone is well.