First the bad news –
You need to know – Aging Absolutely Happens
I’m amazed at how fast my children are aging. Doesn’t seem possible that the youngest one turned 39 while the oldest is now 50. Where did the time go by that they got so old? That doesn’t seem possible. You need to know – Aging Absolutely Happens to all of us – children too.
Watching Children Age
Yes. Let’s see. A few years ago, when I was forty the oldest was just starting off to high school. I remember when he graduated and then there was college. After that, oh yes, he married that wonderful girl who became the first of our several beautiful daughters-in-law. Then there were those grandbabies – so tiny and precious. Almost made me wish I could have another.But 50? Wow! He’s getting old. And that little grandbaby is off to college. Wait – there’s another grandbaby that has already finished college and is in the workforce. Oh, my. Dad and I aren’t old enough to have children and grands that old – are we? Oh, my – I guess we are.
Tempus is Fugit-ing
Now really, don’t you think time goes by faster these days? Let’s see, was it last week that we went out to dinner at the daughter’s house? No? Was it 3 weeks ago? No. That’s not possible. Why just yesterday I was talking on the phone to her and we were chatting about …………… well we were chatting about something. Oh yes – about that storm we just had where Dad and I were offline for 15 hours! Well, I guess it was Tuesday we chatted. My, this week has just flown by. Time to give Nana a message: You need to know – Aging Absolutely Happens. 😉
Nana’s Busy- Bet You Are Too
I seem to find my days much busier these days. But it’s different busy than when I was younger and raising children. Nowadays with the internet, I’m able to concentrate on learning new things without interruptions. And I’m loving it. That’s part of why I started this blog. I saw the younger generation writing about their lives and doing such a wonderful job of sharing trials, problems, and joys with one another. But I didn’t find much out there by people my age. My children said that was because our generation wasn’t raised with computers and didn’t use them the way they do. Well, that’s true – but I think a great many my age are online and enjoy it the same way I do.
Why This Blog Got Started
That’s why Chat with Nana has been started. In the works is a course I’m putting together – just for seniors – on getting started writing a blog like this. There are so many of you talented with information to share. We need blogs to share our lives with one another and to share some of the skills and talents we have that need to be passed down for future generations. We may not have grown up with computers, but we’re using them today – sometimes lots more than our children are because we now have the time to do it. You might wonder if you could blog too. Check out the article on ‘Should I start a blog?’ and give it a try.
New Page Added to Blog
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you –
I’ve started a Prayer Page where anyone with prayer needs can post a petition for prayer.
I promise to pray for all those on that post and ask that you please read the directions for posting there so you can help too.
What’s Coming – Blogging for Seniors
I decided to write a course just for us because we do things a bit differently than those still in the workforce. If like me, you’re living on Social Security and have medical issues, we aren’t always willing to put out $2000 or more to take a course that could be interrupted because we’re in the hospital, on a trip, or just having a bad day. Let me know in the comments below if you think this is something you would be interested in learning about. I must tell you, it’s a lot of fun. And it does keep the gray cells active. 😉
What else is do I have for you? Well, being a retired nurse, I knew a Medical Binder would be useful. Much of my socialization these days are with a variety of doctors and their staff. Keeping track of which one is for what problem and when we last visited them and why starts to get fuzzy with time flying by the way it does. I know for myself, I don’t like to think about the aches and pains and reasons for those visits when I’m not there.
But I also learned quickly that it’s important to keep track of who I saw, when I saw them, and why I saw them. Then trying to remember what I was told to do for problem A and problem B starts to get mixed up. Who ordered that medication? Why did I need it? When did I start taking it? What pharmacy do I go to for refills? Knowing what we need to keep track of and how to do it easily is my aim with this binder I’ve put together for everyone. I can retire from nursing but it’s still inside there ready to help others. Besides, trying to go through that stack of Medicare and insurance papers isn’t any fun – especially when there’s an emergency. It’s in an easy to print out format (PDF) so you can print out the pages you need and add to them as time progresses.
What Do YOU Want?
I know what my problems and interests are but I don’t know what yours are unless you tell me. If you’re here reading this, I know you know how to use the computer and the internet so I know you can type up a suggestion or two or three or more in that comment box below.
I do have to warn you all that I don’t – DO NOT – give advice on financial planning. That’s a topic you can do a search on and find any number of advisers that will give you advice. When I was looking for other senior blogs, that was by far the number one topic out there. Seems everyone wants to tell us how to use our money – maybe so they can get some of it? LOL. So, don’t put that as a topic to discuss.
Now budgeting and living on Social Security is something I do know about. Seems those financial planners don’t want to discuss things like that.
I’ll wrap this up for today. And again – You need to know – Aging Absolutely Happens. Doesn’t it? LOL.
Love, Hugs, and Prayers,
“I have come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.”
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