I hadn't mentioned this previously, but I had planned to go to Eau Claire this weekend. However, you know how life is...it happens. I ended up staying home because Tag had a few bad days. He is fine. For now. I increased his Tramadol again because he was feeling too much pain. He tries to be my stoic brown boy, but a few little things told me that the pain was too much for him. He is doing well on the increased dosage...let us hope that it helps for a good while, yet. He's still eating, drinking, pooping, peeing, enjoying his little walks, and generally being himself.
So. To move on. I have some big news to share...I can tell you all now because I shared the news with me Mum and sister, Julie, yesterday. Finally. With all that me Mum (who has Parkinson's Disease) has going on, I had really wanted to tell her in person. That was the primary purpose for my visit to Eau Claire this weekend. But, I just couldn't put if off any longer, so I FaceTimed
with them yesterday and gave them the news. (Sisters Joyce and Jill have known for a bit...and have encouraged and supported me in this.)
In six weeks, I am embarking upon a new adventure.,,a new chapter in my life...a long-thought out step in my life's plan...
I am moving to Colorado! My sisters and I have talked about this for years...that we would all move to Colorado when we retired. You may remember that my baby sister, Jill, is already out there. She jumped the gun and moved out there before she retired. But, that's all good for her.
I dislike the winter season here so much...and dread it more every year. Where I am moving, the winters are nothing in comparison. And, the humidity is much, much less than it is here in Wisconsin. Canon (pronounced canyon) City is my destination. Here and here are links if you wish to get a look at that area.
It took me a very long time to decide that it would be okay to leave my sons and grandchildren. And, of course, my friends. There are so many emotions that I am dealing with throughout this entire process...but, the overriding one is excitement. There is a little thing called technology...and oh, how I love it! With FaceTime, I will be able to have 'face-to-face' conversations with many members of my family and several of my friends.
There is so much to do in the next 6 weeks. I have slowly been going through my belongings, and this apartment is filling up with packed boxes. (I so want to live a more simplistic and decluttered life.) I have the moving truck reserved. Jill, who is in charge of finding a place for me to live, has a line on a suitable apartment. Things are starting to move at a faster pace...gathering momentum toward to my next adventure...
What about Tag. Yes, what about him. I was planning, of course, that he would be with me on this new adventure. It looks now like that won't be happening. I am very emotional about this, and not at all ready to lay that all out here.
Well, that is it. My big news.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11