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Terrie D.

Bullhead City, AZ, USA
female, age 61
single, 1 child
Speaks: English
Joined Sep 25, 1998
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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.

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Joined Sep 25, 1998 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Professional Connections 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Nature Lovers, Positive Corner, Protest Songs!, Race for the Rainforest, The Garden Center
Hometown Ventura, CA 
Birthday Nov 16, 1956  
Languages English  
About Me Happy, open to new adventures/travel, love the beach, love to garden, could be a better cook :) Average looks, above average intelligence.
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Pets turtle, 1 Cat, 2 dogs  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Earth Religions  
Eating Habits Aspiring healthy eater, Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me Hummm... can't really think of one - I'm a pretty mild person
My Philosophy 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, Drunk Drivers, cruelty, Any one that would hurt an animal, Any one that would hurt a child, abusive people, Ill-mannered people  
Passions my friends, my family, broadening my horizons, books  
Inspirations the sun coming up, rain, ocean, my family  
What Scares Me my son being hurt, Losing the ones I love, hate, Disrespect for others, Criminals that are young and violent, spiders  
Role Models My best friends  
Interests Travel/Adventure, history, gardening, reading, national parks, Mythology / Folklore, music, pets, Wildlife, Antiques/Collectibles, Architecture, Aromatherapy, Crafts, Ecology, Environment, Genealogy, Herbs, Holistic Health, Homeopathy, Libraries, Marketing, Meditation, Mind/Bo  
Books sci-fi, romance novels, Mysteries, history, Harry Potter Series, fantasy  
Music soft rock, Rock and Roll, reggae, oldies, jazz, enya, Easy listening, country, classical, Classic Rock, celtic, Depends on my mood - almost everything e  
Movies Star Wars, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter  
TV Shows Downton Abbey, Ghost Hunters (Taps), the forgotten, DWTS, Discovery Channel, Grey's Anatomy, CSI  
Favorite Foods Coffee! Crunchy veggies, seafood, Mexican  
Favorite Places Morro Bay, the beach!!, California's central coast  
Can't Live Without sunshine, laughter, coffee, books, My son, our cat, my garden, family, friends  
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Friends of Terrie

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Amber S.

Susan T.

Linda C.

T Z.

View all: 15 friends
Terrie's Photos

4 Unfinished laundry room_ and kitchen window off the front _really back_ door.JPG

43 __039_Will this take much longer - I have things to do___039_.JPG

8 Morning light.JPG
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    Sep 19, 2010 3:39 PM

    Rick M. (152)

     Don't the hours grow shorter as the days go by
    You never get to stop and open your eyes
    One day you're waiting for the sky to fall
    The next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all
    These fragile bodies of touch and taste
    This vibrant skin -- this hair like lace
    Spirits open to the thrust of grace
    Never a breath you can afford to waste
    But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight --
    Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight

    ~ Bruce Cockburn

    Thanks for being my friend


    Sep 5, 2010 11:07 AM

    Terrie D. (15)
    honor those who were killed on. sept 11.
    Aug 1, 2010 3:34 PM

    Amber S. (16)
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    ~Magickal Graphics~ Thanks for your friendship... let's keep fighting for truth and love!
    Aug 1, 2010 3:33 PM

    Amber S. (16)

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    Thanks for your friendship...let's keep fighting for truth and love!

    Jun 22, 2010 6:36 PM

    Diane B. (30)
    Have a wonderful summer!

    May 21, 2010 8:51 AM

    Terrie D. (15)

    Thanks sis, I love you!

    Apr 19, 2010 4:56 PM

    T Z. (74)


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    Nov 9, 2007 7:57 AM

    Terrie D. (15)
    Jay - thanks so much - I love the video!!!
    Nov 9, 2007 3:39 AM

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