Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Personal Update from Cheryl

Many of you asked me to keep you updated on my personal life so I thought I'd write a little note to you all.  You probably noticed I have been posting a bit more than I originally thought I was going to be able to when I shared in the earlier series of posts, The Future of Simply CVS: New Posting Schedule [The Fate of Simply CVS: Part Three].  I find I can quickly find and post most of the CVS hot deals and hot printable coupons with little time spent and it gives me a short break from the daily grind.  The longer posts, like coupon match ups, are what I am finding I cannot do currently with the care of my mom and our recent move.

Mom has had a couple of good weeks with just a really bad day here and there.  June 18 is the birthday of my sister who died last May so this coming week will be a rough one for her. To clarify her condition, she is just elderly, with the regular health issues and beginning dementia/confusion that come with age, she does not have a terminal disease.  She just needs more and more care for the everyday tasks and decisions we take for granted.  She enjoyed a trip on Saturday to the greenhouse to buy some bedding plants (she hasn't wanted to do anything or go anyplace).  For now she is enjoying watering them and hopefully this week we can plant them with her and she will be able to enjoy seeing them.  She loves Impatiens and has not had the shady conditions to plant them in for years, now we do and that was the first thing she wanted to get when we moved in here.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing and for all you do; it is much, much appreciated :)

Best wishes to you and your family!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Thank you, Anon, and you are welcome.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update Cheryl. I've been thinking about you and your mother. Both of my parents are getting up there in age so I can relate to what you're going through. Hang in there and just do what you can. I know your mom appreciates all you do, and we, your readers do too! :)
~ Tammy

Gen said...

What a respectable thing you are doing. Love your blog. It's changed our lives, seriously! :)

J Rodney said...

Cheryl, I too have been thinking about you, your mother and everyone else in your family, and yes I did notice that you have been posting more often.

It's great to see that you are able to use the blog as a bit of a break once in a while.

Thank you for giving us an update Cheryl!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Thanks, Tammy, Gen & JR. It is such an encouragement to hear from readers. And to hear Simply CVS is helpful to many.