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NSW, Australia
I'm made it past 50! married for over half my life, have 3 kids all grown and I'm loving this part of my life.I was a nurse in my younger days but an unhealthy dose of rheumatoid arthritis put a damper on my career,so I'm at home with the internet.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

no blogging today

Sunday, such a lazy day.
Lazy day in my house pretty much everyday. ....yaaaawwwn

Rest is not much fun without recreation, need both the R and the R.

Seems the less I do the less I want to do.

Once upon a time , I had 3 kids under 5, a job and hubby that only helped during the hours I was at work. I got everything done...except ironing, had a huge pile, but I gave the pretense of an ironing pile away when the youngest was 2 . I used to fit so much in a day and be up early for the next.

Rheumatoid Arthritis hit when the youngest (now 19) was around 2. Slowly but surely, I gave up work, hanging washing etc , doing what I could do through the pain and still get the kids where they needed to go for school and sport,hubby went back to work so keeping up with the kids was a full time job and somedays it fell to friends to get them here there and everywhere.

I've improved so much from those days, have my mobility back and I am mostly pain free, but I have a lingering cantbebtheredness. The kids have grown and 2 of them have left home and the 3rd soon to leave, so theres not a huge amount to be done anymore.

Its the busyness of it all I miss, people coming, going, doing things. I feel like this year I kind of fell into a timewarp, walking down the up escalator, not going anywhere. So this year I contemplate going back and redoing my nursing training, it's such a huge commitment, I'm not sure about it,it's 18 months hard work. I needed a bomb under me to get me to finish the Real Estate Course, it's no where near as interesting as nursing but can it compete with blogging and facebook???? The washing up, cooking, answering the phone, feeding the dog can't!!!!


  1. Interesting to contemplate 'what do I do now that the kids are grown'... but I don't know what I'm going to do, either.

    Except I'm pretty sure I'm already doing it.

  2. I ended up going into our online business full time after our children and parents were gone. I know exactly where you are right now. After years of being responsible for other people it's odd not knowing what to do with yourself.

    As I understand it, the pain of RA lessens with age as the joints become more rigid. Would you be able to work competently as a nurse?

    I follow you on ExposeYourBlog.

  3. I just have the youngest and his washing from time to time now. Like DB I run and online business and it fills the days.

    The worst part for me is the empty house after children have visited.

    I found your blog on ExposeYourBlog!

  4. I still have aging parents so they keep me busy. I call twice a day, at least, and then see them at least once a week. When a crisis arrives I am there at 3 AM or anytime. (I hate those 3 AM phone calls)

    My youngest still lives with us, too, so I have his company sometimes. I don't see how I can have a job right now with my parents constant medical problems.

  5. Both my girls plan to move out of state this year and I'm unsure as to how the days will proceed from there.

    I plan to start writing again but plans have never exactly been my forte so I guess I'll just wing it and go from there.

  6. I am the exact same way! The less I do the less I want to do. And when I'm busy I am the MOST productive!

  7. Ami, I think I'm pretty much doing it too lol must find hobby!

    Dirty butter, competent I don't know,thats why such a hard time deciding I think. I am very forgetful, I might forget something, leave someone on the loo for 3 hours or something.

    Anji, I can imagine the empty again house letdown, a bit like the after holiday letdown.
    I'd love to run an online business but dont have the knowhow or a product lol

    Portia...urgh 3am I'd be a quivering mess! sounds like the parents do keep you too busy for a job..wait ...that is a job in itself!

    Nari...ha I am the same with plans and christmas cards...... oh both girls going at once :(

    Ameena too but I don't get busy often lol


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