Closet, Paperwork, And AA

Busy day tomorrow, have to start working on packing up my closet. I have neglected paperwork for abot two weeks and have to do it, so I might as well get started on it tomorrow.

The good news is that I have Anthem Authors to go to in the afternoon. That will brighten my day.

Today we went to Costco for food, and then went to U Haul to get more boxes! There are boxes everywhere. But that is progress.

Thanks again to The Bloom Report for that terrific ad for my book, Behind The Mask. My secret journal shows what it’s like to stand in the caregivers shoes.

I’ve started thinking about Adopt A Caregiver again, and I have a whole new city and state to work in. Wow! I am so conscious of all caregivers, and all they go through each and every day, and I know there are caregivers in your community. It only takes a moment to send an email, become their friend, be a supporter. I want everyone to know what Adopt A Caregive is about. It’s so easy. Every community has caregivers, give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

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

Grateful For The Little Things In Life

I’m so grateful for the little things in life. That’s what life is all about. For me, it’s husband, and family, then friends, sunshine, feeling okay with my Fibromyalgia, grateful that I slept a full night, that my CLL ( a form of Leukemia) is in a zero stage and that I can smile each and every day.

Right now, it’s harder to smile, doing so much work. Both physical and mental, hard on me, but we are making great progess¬† It’s just about time to pack up my office. At least get it into boxes and out into the garage. It’s only about six weeks until our target date of moving.

I don’t have to tell anyone how much work there is to do in these next weeks. But it will get done. I am grateful that I don’t have to ask for help–yet.

I can’t wait to get back to writing. I saw a memoir list the other day and it had some good ideas in it. For instance, start with a gratitude list, then significant points in your life that were meaningful. Think about people who influenced you or mentored you, or were important in another way, good or bad. Take ten minutes a day and just free write, or pick a topic and don’t stop writing until the timer goes off.¬† Carry around a small notebook and your favorite pen and jot down notes all day, wherever you are.

Remember to support caregivers. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

And thank you to The Bloom Report and all the people responding to us.