Danielle I loved your post. It wasn't until recently when Ken got sick that I realized how much slack he had been picking around here and how much I had given up in the past couple of years. Now it's time for me to regroup and try harder to push myself and not depend on him so much.
Like Danielle it has also made me a calmer person and I'm sure not the self driven perfectionist I use to be that drove not only myself but my family crazy. When your running through life you miss a lot of things but when you slow down and stroll through life you can see the little things around you and appreciate them. It would be nice to find a happy medium between running and crawling the way I have been.
Margie I have a garden stool on wheels that you can sit on to work, it also opens so you can keep your tools in it. I think I got it at Ace Hardware. That might make working outside easier.
My GD and I were talking about books last night and I don't read like I use to cause just holding a book in my arthritic hands can be a problem and like you said finding a comfy position for any length of time. I do have one book that she has read that she says I have to read so we can talk about it.
My grandchildren are all too big to pick up and have been for a few years since fibro has been bad but since we will be having a new baby in the family in April I so hope I can pick him up and rock him. I kinda got use to holding Krissy starting at about 2 lbs and I've worked my way up to 8 or 9 lbs that she weighs now so the gradual increase in weight has made it possible. I hope that helps me when the baby gets here.
luv and hugs
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