Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just Checking In and To Tell You ~ I've Got Muscles!

Hello Dear Ones! I just wanted to check in and tell you I am as busy as a bee trying to get my Mother moved in. Her furniture is all in except a few little tables and lamps and now I've been trying to get her settled ~ putting together the kitchen ~ who needs five, yes, five sets of cookware? Well, evidently my Mother did! :) Sorting through towels and sheets, washing them, putting them up! Just unloading zillions of boxes that have been packed in our garage for eight months! Whew! Wanna come on over and help me? Oh, she has more breakables ~ figurines and doo dads than you could imagine! Where are we going to put them? Yikes!

We're having a little bit of a tough time! Her place won't hold all of her things and that is a little hard on her. I'm having to be bossy - can you believe it - me? Bossy! LOL Boy, I can be, let me tell you!! :P So I'm trying to get done all I possibly can and not have to work on Friday! Man, I'm so tired I don't want to even get out of my chair, but I have to!!

I also wanted to tell you ~ I have muscles! Yesiree! I've got a bunch of them boogers and every one of them is in pain! :) I hurt from the ends of my tiny hair down to my toes. Did you know your toes must have muscles too because mine hurt! LOL I'm just being silly! I can't be bossy all the time!

I'll be back as soon as we can see some daylight!




Be a bunch of sweeties,
The tired and muscled up Shelia :)

47 comments:

  1. Good luck with all that. I am looking forward to seeing Stella's visit with you too.

    That picture you posted?

    We have a poster of that on the wall in our rehab gym at work.

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  2. I've been thinking about you Shelia!! Hope you see some daylight soon!

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  3. Oh my goodness Shelia be careful dear friend!
    You are such a good daughter to help her with everything.

    I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.
    ~Melissa :)

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  4. Just keep plugging along and you will get her all moved in. Don't strain anything while you are moving things!!! Hopefully you will get to take that break on Friday. Happy Earth Day!♥

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  5. So glad to hear from you Shelia! I know that you'll have your mother's place looking ship shape soon -- and you can come home and put your dainty little feet up! Don't forget to send me your address - as I have a surprise for you!

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  6. Glad you see light at the end of the tunnel! Your mother is blessed to have you. Take care of yourself!

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  7. You poor dear... I can see those muscles getting more and more visible from all that work! LOL

    Make sure to not strain yourself too much!

    Hugs!

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  8. Hi Shelia, Good to hear you're making progress with the moving in process. Don't hurt yourself in the process dear!

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  9. Shelia, even you can make a moving~in job funny! But your muscle pain isn't. Try soaking in a tub tonight with some epsom salts~it works magic!

    Bless you for helping out your mother.

    xoxo
    Janie

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  10. Good for you! It is good to remember we have muscles, that is the best way to stay ready for the future.

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  11. You best be careful; it can be contagious; getting all organzied and all. So nice of you to get mother all settled. Take care and we'll see you in a few.
    blossom

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  12. I don't envy you, moving is right up there with childbirth as being a horrible thing to go through but with moving there is no baby to bring home but hopefully a lovely place for your Mom to live. Take care of yourself!

    Roberta Anne = Raggedy Girl

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  13. Hang in there girl! You can show off your muscles this summer. :) Take care of your mom.

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  14. So sorry about the muscle aches but looks like you're making a lot of progress, Shelia. We miss you! Good luck on your mama's move and finding a place for everything...Christine

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  15. Oh I've missed you Sheila and I don't even know you that well...isn't that wonderful? So many kind blog ladies and gents in this world. You have become one of my favorites and I cannot imagine lurking through my favorites without you being there! Your mom is very lucky to have such a faithful and loving daughter as you.

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  16. I knew you were busy with moving your mom..maybe you could GENTLY hint of an Estate Sale and get rid of some of the dust catching knick-knacks....??
    Take care..

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  17. Hi Shelia, I feel your pain girl! I hope you get finished before Friday so you can just have the day to your sweet self! Nancy

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  18. Don't work too hard, and remember to take some time for yourself. Rest those aching muscles!!! Sally

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  19. glad to hear the move is going rather smoothly. Seriously? 5 sets of cookware? She can send a couple overe here. I have one set and it's not nearly enough for a family of seven. lol!
    Once you're all finished, you be sure to take a soak in a hot bath scented with something nice.
    Hugs...oh, I mean "gentle" hugs. Don't want to hurt those aching muscles.

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  20. Sorry about your sore muscles. I sure hope you can take the weekend off and get some much needed rest. Take care and all my best to your mom.

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  21. If I lived closer I would totally come over and help you! Take care.

    All the best,
    Allison

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  22. I'm with ya girl. I think every muscle is my body is yelling at me tonight. I've been out in the yard for the last couple of days and am starting to see a little daylight myself. Hope you see some soon!!!

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  23. Well, I know you are exhausted...moving is exhausting! Hope you get some rest and your muscles recover soon! :-)
    Susan

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  24. Oh my goodness Pickle...bless your heart...that reminds me of when Mama & daddy put their home up for sale last year and we moved them to a new apartment complex...well one month later mama was crying and said she just wanted to go back home...sweet daddy took the house off the market and we packed and moved them back!! lol lol Girl my whole body ached for weeks! lol

    You take care sweet Pickle...you know your mama adores you for doing so much to help her.~♥~

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  25. Oh my, Shelia!! You have quite a job, there! I know you will be so happy to have her all squared away near-by, though! and I know she must be excited about her new place! I smell lots of games of bridge!! lol About the Quimper ware....you are right...it is pottery...just glazed with tin. No clue how that works!!?? I hope you are having a great week!!...hugs...Debbie

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  26. I can't imagine going through all of my parents' stuff like you're having to do! We took the easy way out...my brother bought my dad's house including all possessions. I wonder if he kind of regrets it since now he is the one who has to go through things! Well, after almost 6 years of my dad being gone, I don't think he has gone through a lot.

    Maybe you should treat yourself to a nice professional massage after all this is over!

    Kady

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  27. Hey Sweet Sheila! You take care of yourself and don't use those muscles too much! ;) You are a good daughter to help your mother like this! Happy near Midnight! Stop over for a spot of tea, I'm hosting Debbie from "Confessions of a Plate Addict" tomorrow and my pet sheltie that is only 10 lbs is cohosting, and it's a TEA Themed Tablescape too! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  28. Morning Shelia~

    You've been missed and in my thoughts. :) Come on muscle girl, if anyone can do this, you can. Just one more day til' Friday! I hope you get some rest.

    Hugs to you~ J

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  29. Just checking in...glad to see that you are okay! So happy that your mama has someone to take care of her!

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  30. Aw Shelia, you poor thing! Isn't there anyone around that can help you with this??????? And yeah, it sounds like mom really does need to go through her stuff and donate some of it!
    Is your mom still able to cook her own meals and such?

    Justine :o )

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  31. Oh gosh, narrowing all her stuff down will be hard on her . I have been thinking about culling my stuff down too. Tell her to keep her most favorite things or sentimental things . And if she is like me , everything is my favorite LOL .

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  32. The day of "weeding out" will come to all of us... Thinking of you and you work and bless others.

    You truly make me smile and then cry. Your love for your Momma (or his) is inspiring. It is!

    Love, Rebecca

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  33. Oh, I feel your pain (in the muscles and in the emotions)! It's so hard to have to be stern with a parent. I'm sure everything is going to be great once you get her all settled in. Don't wear yourself out-oops! sounds like it's too late to tell you that. Try to rest. laurie

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  34. Hi Shiela sweetie, i have an award for you, if you would like to stop by and grab.
    hugs
    janet

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  35. Hi Sweet Shelia, it was so good to see you today. I am so happy that I am one of your official Bathroom Divas.

    So good to see you....I miss you! Keeping you in prayer.

    Barb

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  36. I KNOW exactly what you mean. I just moved recently..well...last summer, but it seems very recent because the memory of EVERYTHING hurting still lingers! :) Yes, I know exactly what you mean. I know you will be happy to have everything back to normal! Don't work too hard.
    ~Love and hugs to you, Shiela~
    Mona

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  37. Thinking of you. I'm still on break, too.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  38. Clearly, the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. Imagine your daughter telling you that you have too many dishes!

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  39. Sheila, you have been on my mind ever since I knew you were helping your mom move. That is such a huge hard job. I just bet you have muscles girl. They have all popped up to remind you. LOL. Don't work too hard and I do hope you finished today. Missing you.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  40. I'm so glad you found such a nice place for your mom...and so close to where you live! And it sounds like she has already made friends so it will make the move so much nicer. I'm sure trying to pare down the collection of things she's aquired from a long life must be difficult. Keep flexing your muscles and you'll have her settled in no time. Good luck with it!

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  41. Shelia I may be too late in saying this but having to move my Mum from her home to mine and then into a nursing home after extending my home......there was some chaos but my advice is to store stuff and go through it slowly after you have got over the original effort. Mum died in oct '03 and I am still sorting some things out, giving some things away and doing a much better job doing a crate/box at a time or responding to free cycle needs than I did getting rid of things at the time. We had about 2 or 3 garage sales and now I probably got rid of some of the wrong things.
    I seems to take time to settle to see what has real value to you or others.
    Enjoy the remainder of your journey as a daughter. It is a special one. I had a difficult Mum but the last times were times of blessing and putting things in a better place to say goodbye when she left God's waiting room and went home.

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  42. Soon dear,it will be over.And your Mom will have her little nest and you will have yours.Just think how cozy she will be.I'm so happy for her and for you and Mr Precious...Ann

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  43. Well, you've been quite busy. I'm sorry to hear about your mother's having fallen. Such a problem with the elderly. (Heck, it's a problem with me, as I'm clumsy by default!) But glad to hear that things are coming along.
    Brenda

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  44. Hey there Shelia ~
    I'd come help you move if I could...blessings to you helping your Mom. Bless her heart and yours. I am sure if a bunch of us gals came to help you...we would turn it into a party.
    Take care of your muscles and take some time for yourself!

    Smiles ~ Ramona
    P.S. I am sending you a virtual bouquet of lilacs!

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  45. You are such a good daughter.

    Are you going to post a picture of you flexing all of your muscles? ;-)

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  46. Just popping by to say hello. I've haven't been surfing much lately, but I'm glad to hear that your mom is back in her own place and I hope that those muscles healed up well.
    *hugs*

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