Closet Organizers

Closet organizers are being installed tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. and I have to pull everything out of the closets. Yes, more than one. My clothes closet and my office closet. Moving is such fun. We have adjusted to our new lifestyle and established our new routine. For the most part, anyway.

I have to get back on track on my computer routine. Looking at other websites and posting comments. Looking for information for Adopt A Caregiver, and learning how to use Facebook to my advantage, and maybe starting a Twitter account. I am determined to learn about such things.

It’s also time to talk to people, start networking for Adopt A Caregiver. Time to talk to groups and tell them what Adopt A Caregiver is all about. It’s so simple.  In every community there are new caregivers, these are your neighbors, your friends, send an email, encourage them to talk to you, to journal, to vent. Do not judge them, you have no idea what it’s like to stand in their shoes.

That’s why I published my book, Behind The Mask, so everyone would know what it feels like to become a new caregiver. This book is available on my website and on Amazon.

Please think about this. It’s the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

No Longer In Limbo

I”m not in limbo any longer. In fact, by the end of this week, I will be giving up my computer for about two weeks, while my kids move all of this into the new apartment. We plan on moving on 5/7/09. Hopefully, so in the meantime, we have to finish packing, get the house ready for the For Sale sign, and finish up the minute details that go along with any move.

This means I will be without my computer for about two weeks, but I wll be so busy with everything else, it hardly matters. I will notify my email friends and family and I’m noifying all of you.

Please come back sometime after Mother’s Day, and I promise I will be back.

In the meantime, give the gift that lasts forever and Adopt A Caregiver. Tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Home, Exhausted, Satisfied

We came home from California this afternoon, and we are tired. The drive wasn’t too bad, not much traffic and we made great time.

We actually accomplished so much in the five days we were there: we signed the lease for the apartment, we notified the utility companies, have a new phone number, and the most important thing of all we saw the entire famiy, or most of them.

Another thing we accomplished, we bought all the furniture we need for the new apartment, and arranged delivery before we arrive since my daughter said she would pick up the keys for us and be there when they brought the furniture in and set it all up. Now that is a good feeling.

Now we have to finish packing, and do the things around this hose that we need to do before we move. It’s just all time consuming and back breaking, other then that it’s fine.

And our life goes on, still doctor appointments, haircuts, lunch to say goodbye to dear friends.

One of our neighbors is giving a block party to say goodbye to us and our next door neighbors who are moving to Georgia.

Anthem Authors is also throwing a party for me. I’m smiling…I will surey miss everyone in AA. I am so proud of that club and all it’s members! Cheers to you guys, all of you.

Keep your spirits up, and keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Time Is Flying Now

All of a sudden time is starting to fly by. Our neighbor took the boxes out of my office and put them into the garage. Whew, that was a job, and I’m so glad to be rid of the boxes, now I can move around my office again. Even though there isn’t anything in here, excep what I’ll need for the next 5 wees or so.

We decided to go to California on Wednesday, so don’t expect to hear from me until we get home on Sunday night.

I’m hoping tomorrow I’ll find some time to sit down and write something for Anthem Authors. It might be my last Tuesday with them, and I owe them a huge thank you for making Anthem Authors the success it is today. I love that group, as writers and as people. They are helpful, dependable, thoughtful, and just genuinely nice people. I will probably cry when I read whatever I write, but I’m sure they will understand. I started this group in 2/2009, hoping someone beside me would show up. Two others showed up, and now we have grown into this wonderful group. I salute them, and I will surely miss them.

More thanks to The Bloom Report, thanks Phil.

Please support the caregivers in your community. Give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Taking The Day Off

I think we will either take the day off tomorrow, or pack up the kitchen. It depends on how we feel. Moving is stressful, so we are just taking one day at a time. We will finish long before we are moving in mid-May.

Next week we are going to California to look at furniture. When you are downsizing as much as we are, there is no way to take what we have in 3100 square feet, and have it look nice in 1425 square feet. The new furniture needs to be apartment size. I’m glad we are going, that way we can see the apartment again, and make better decisions.

In the meantime, please look around your community and if there is a caregiver in your midst, contact them, be their friend. Adopt A Caregiver. Give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Thank you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Thank Goodness

Thank Goodness, the hardest part is just about over. My office is 95% finished. That was a job! I doubt there will be room in the apartment for all of my stuff, but we will try.

We have decided to go to California next weekend to look for furniture.

Everything is moving now much quicker than before. I’ve been thinking, it’s going to take us a little longer to get ourselves settled into the apartment than I thought. We will need things for the apartment, and it’s hard to do from here. That means Adopt A Caregiver will have to be on hold for awhile, until we are truly settled into our new place.

In the meantime, please do your part to support the caregivers in your community. Give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Too Tired To Write

I’ve got a story I want to write down for my Memoirs, and I can’t seem to sit still long enough to do anything about it, because I’m too tired.

The good news is that my office is now about 75 % packed up. I didn’t think I’d get this much done this quickly, and now by the weekend it should be all finished. Except for the things I’ll need between now and May 10th.

My closet is done, except for my summer clothes, the winter ones are already packed up. The shelves are done, so that too should be done by the weekend.

Maybe by the time I go to Anthem Authors on Tuesday I’ll have my story ready.

We have all the change of address things to do, and the services to turn on and a new phone number, but my husband will take care of that for us. Thank you Honey.

I hope I will have more interesting things to talk about soon.

In the meantime, don’t forget to give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Boxes Everywhere

The whole house is filled with boxes and they are not empty. We have been filling them up now for a week or more, and there is still so much ‘stuff’.

I started packing up my office; and that’s quite a job. Actually, it’s going better, and faster than I thought it could. Once you get going, it’s a non stop trip to finish.

When you have made up your mind to move, you want it to be done, and you want to move as of yesterday. Well, time is actually flying by now, so it won’t be long.

Can’t wait to be finished with the old house and the new apartment, so I can restart my Adopt A Caregiver program. I have so many ideas, and no, I’m not writing them down yet.

I wish everyone would go out and Adopt A Caregiver in their own neighborhood. Support the caregivers in your community. They need someone. If you could stand in their shoes for just a few hours, you would understand that.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Walls, Walls, Walls

That’s what I told Robin Leach when I wrote to Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Something like everyone knows that real estate is location, location, location, but for the Moore’s it’s walls, walls, walls. And then I went on to tell him about our kissing collection of art.

Well, now that we are selling the art at auction on May 2, 2009 I’m faced with an irony. For 50 years I’ve lived with white walls, so that the art could pop off the walls.

Now, we are moving to an apartment, and I will continue to have white walls. Life has funny turns. Especially since I love color.

The move is moving along nicely. We are well on our way. Howard has packed up most of his clothes and his office. Me, I’ve been working on the art collection — seems like forever. But now I will be able to concentrate on starting to pack my own things.

I would like to be in California for Mother’s Day. That would be my best present.

In the meantime, I have not forgotten my caregiver friends. I mean to keep in touch with them even after I move away. They will always be in my heart. I have made so many wonderful friends; true friends here, and I will miss all of them. You all know who you are!

Take a moment, and think about someone in your community who is a caregiver. Send them an email. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Packing, Pictures, And Perserverance

Huge job, packing. Moving is an experience better suited for younger people. But right now, I’m looking to be in California for Mother’s Day. That would be my best present. My fingers are crossed.

Tomorrow, still taking pictures and working with the art collection. During the weekend, I will pack up as much of my closet and office as I can. That way I can be ahead of the game plan.

It’s hard work, both physical and mental, but we are both committed to doing this and hopefully, once we get finished and the move over, we can get on with our lives.

In the meantime, please find a caregiver in your own community and go out and Adopt A Caregiver. Tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene