Bullhead City, AZ, USA
female, age 58
single, 1 child
Joined Sep 25, 1998
What I Want to Do:
Protect America's Forests,
Environment - Wa
Music - Concerts,
My Page Billboard
In January 2011 I moved from my beloved little rented cottage in California, to Arizona to care for my mother. She has numerous health issues, and it was becoming increasingly harder for her to carry out even basic care and activities.
It's been a hard year; after my husband died in June 2009, I discovered that I preferred living alone, so adjusting to living with someone again has been difficult. I'm also not fond of the area where my mom lives, mostly because of high summer temperatures and nearly constant wind.
Providing total personal care for my mom, cleaning her house, sorting through generations of stuff kept for no other reason than "it was my mother's/grandparents" has, at times, overwhelmed me; add in that I miss my little home (and knowing the new tenant hasn't cared for it like I did) and miss being near my son who, like all good kids, makes me alternately laugh or want to strangle him, has led to bouts with anxiety and depression.
I also no longer have the time to keep up with friends and many of the pursuits I used to enjoy; if you are one of those friends, please understand that you did or said nothing wrong - I'm simply too tired and have too little time for myself right now.
I don't know how long I'll be in this position - my mom's health has improved slightly, but she is becoming more and more physically disabled, requiring more work and attention from me.
I do appreciate those who still send notes and ecards, even if I'm unable to respond to most.
I hope you all will understand, and forgive that I have pretty much abandoned my internet presence. Someday, I hope to return to the activities that I used to enjoy.
Until then, I hope you all are well and happy in your lives.
||Sep 25, 1998
||Meeting Friends, Job Search, Professional Connections
|Group Host of
CARE Community Animal Rescue Education, DestinyBelievers, DreamWeaver Guild, Gone but Never Forgotten, Mama Svaha's Mojo Emporium & Blues Cafe, Metaphysical, Nature Lovers, Oceanside Cottagers, Positive Corner, Protest Songs!, Race for the Rainforest, Resurgence - An Interfaith/Environmental Conference, The Garden Center, Thyroid Support Group
Nov 16, 1956
||Happy, open to new adventures/travel, love the beach, love to garden, could be a better cook :) Average looks, above average intelligence.
||Introduce yourself to Terrie
Aspiring healthy eater,
Coffee - Now!
|Wild Fact About Me
||Hummm... can't really think of one - I'm a pretty mild person
||Life's an adventure - get packed!
|What Gives Me Hope
||Each sunrise - even if I can't see it I know it's there
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||Standardize education thru-out the country.
|What/who changed my life and why
|What Bugs Me
people who WON'T use their minds!,
Complainers and whiners,
Any one that would hurt an animal,
Any one that would hurt a child,
broadening my horizons,
the sun coming up,
|What Scares Me
my son being hurt,
Losing the ones I love,
Disrespect for others,
Criminals that are young and violent,
My best friends
Mythology / Folklore,
Harry Potter Series,
Rock and Roll,
Depends on my mood - almost everything e
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN,
Lord of the Rings,
Ghost Hunters (Taps),
Coffee! Crunchy veggies,
California's central coast
|Can't Live Without
||Introduce yourself to Terrie