I feel like I am flaky. I make a decision, then something happens and I have to rescind and regroup!
The plan was to live with my daughter for three years, with her five children, be the anchor for them, save a little money, pay off my debt and live happily every after.
The reality is that life is messy! I love the kids and my daughter, but it is every one's best interest to separate. I need to be Grandma, and let my daughter be the disciplinarian. She has met a really great guy, who wants to be her mate. The Dear Man has rearranged his work schedule and is now the UBER driver. The kids adore him. I think he is really special for taking on a family and stepping up to the plate . I like his ethics ( old school) and the way he loves my daughter. He is a great life coach, and a fine example for the boys. He comes over a couple of times a week and cooks dinner, and just hangs out with the kids.
So I am staying close, but stepping aside so they can design their life together. My youngest Granddaughter wants to help me decorate, and she has some great ideas for decorating the lovely bay window. I am planning a family waffle breakfast in a couple of weeks; the one thing they will all eat is waffles with whipping cream and strawberries and bacon. We will celebrate Gran's new apartment. There will be overnites at Grandmas and I will be going to the softball games, basketball games and concerts and plays. But I will also have my own life, eat the foods that are good for me and have my own activities.
I will always be Sparking! The changes that I have made in lifestyle, the friends I have made on Sparkspeople and the accountability to be real have been a life line for me.
Thank you to all
This week, I am getting my little world together. I am hunting and gathering the supplies needed to maintain my life- dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, pots & pans, all the things I got rid of when I moved from Tucson. DM ( Dear Man) has been instrumental in that!
I had a TIA a couple of weeks ago, and so far everything looks good. I start PT next week, to address some of the residual issues.
Meals are planned for the week, and groceries purchased. Today I got my internet up and running. I am blessed to have a washer and dryer in my apartment, so I will do what laundry I have, and find a place to put everything. If I get stuck, I can always ask Fredie!!
The BLC Challenge isn't too taxing for this weekend! I will do a little strength training and some dog walking cardio! Stay between the lines on my food plan and gets lots of good sleep and water.