Here I am!
Here I am!
What are you a scrappin?
Nothing much a happenin!
*okie waits for the applause and upon not hearing any shrugs her shoulders and smiles because she likes her little song even if no one else does*
So yeah.......haven't been scrappin. Nope, nothing, nada........ZILCH! I could give you a million reasons and at least 10 out of those million would be true and good!
To be honest I have been a little down the last few days and haven't been able to get into the swing of doing any crafting. I know some of you are probably familiar with my Naomi stories. For those just joining the program - Naomi is my next door neighbor and is also a very dear friend. She will be moving this week to an assisted living center. I think she will really like it once she gets there and the place does look nice but I feel like I am losing my best friend!
There will be no more quick runs next door to share exciting news. There will be no more stomping next door to vent so I don't kill someone. There will be no lesiurely walks to next door just to say hi. There will be no more trips to the grocery store, Walmart, the little meat market on the corner or other places I went for her. There will be no more Wednesdays where we go over the grocery ads and make our lists. Heck even as I am typing this right now I am fighting back tears. Who knew I would get so attached to that ol' ornery woman!
Naomi won't be far, maybe 3 miles from my house..but she won't be next door anymore either! I know the move is what is best for her but I am feeling a little selfish and self pity right now. I know in a few days I will take a deep breath, suck it up and know that everything will be okay, but until then....I am feeling just a little sad and maybe even a little lonely.
I am sorry to hear that Naomi has to go to an assistant living program. It is hard to lose a good neighbor even though they are only up the street a few miles. It just isn't the same. Take all the time you need to feel sad about this new change, we all need to do this more often. Hopefully someday you will get another neighbor that can help fill the void but not replace Namoi. Feeling your sadness! FootballMomReplyDelete
So sorry for you, Okie. You know it's best for her and you'll adjust, as well, but I'm sure it will feel like such a loss. Hang tough! She is so fortunate to have such a good friend.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear you'll be loosing your friend to the "nursing home"...I worked in one for several years and I know how they are. Your visits will mean everything to her, and to you, too! Our elderly friends are more inpsiration to us than even they realize. Hang in there, you'll get yor MOJO back!ReplyDelete
Chin up Okie, just knowing that Naomi will only be few miles aways will just open up more new adventures for the two of you. She'll be able to share you with her other new friends and you'll probably gain more in the process. All things happen for a reason and I feel this is going to be an opening of more Blessings for you both. Hugs to you both; Smooches...ReplyDelete
Aww. I'm sorry you are losing your neighbour :o(ReplyDelete
I am sorry to hear you are missingReplyDelete
your friend.. "been there-done
that" The most impt thing is
to keep on visiting. When I visited
the assisted living area I am
kind of always wondering why
people do not visit. Everyone has
a story so it is not for me to
judge. so I am waiting patiently
for you to get back to your wonderful crafting.
Don't feel so down...3 miles is a short drive and I am sure Naomi will be a little down and missing your visits too. She would love for you to come there and have coffee and a visit just like old times only in a new place. If she will have a phone you could vent to her that way and she would love it. Make her a nice decoration for her new door???ReplyDelete
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I am sorry, Okie. What a blessing to have had a good friend for your neighbor.ReplyDelete
And I like your song.
Even though you hate losing Naomi for a neighbor, just think! Maybe someone hot will move in next door! LOL!ReplyDelete
If so, bake him some brownies and go over and introduce yourself and Lucy!
See ya' tomorrow night!
Okay, I'm sorry for your loss of a great neighbor, but try to put a different spin on it...3 miles is a nice healthy walk to visit her, and maybe some cute hottie will move in next door and you'll be all in shape from walking 3 miles each time your visit your old neighbor...Just trying to come up with something positive. But don't get me wrong...I'm sure not calling you fat! We all love you :) Keep up the hilarious blog posts!ReplyDelete
OH NO, Im so sorry for you. I know it isnt next door but at least she is close enough you could go very often. I know it wont be the same. Make her something special to get your mind off of it a bit and call linda for a shopping trip.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear that your neighbor is going away... I know you'll keep in touch with her, but you now have the possibility of a new neighbor... you could introduce her to the Cricut Nation!!
Sorry to hear that! I am sure she is going to miss be next door to you as well. So sad when we have to move away from friends....ReplyDelete
My first thought was "Thumbkins" up...then I read the remainder. Many blessings on Naomi and on you also. I'm sure she will miss the little moments spent with you also...ReplyDelete
Ahhhhh boo! I feel bad for you but just remember that all things work together for good to them who love the Lord.ReplyDelete
So sorry you are losing your best neighbor . . . but just think of all those new people to lead astray . . . I mean friends waiting for you when you visit her. I am sure they will love you as much as she does. I know you can brighten their days (maybe a naughty princess card or a naughty prince??) LOL! They will think you are the best thing since sliced bread!! Take your Cricut down and share your talent and your wonderful humor.(Invite is still open if you ever come to Tulsa. Would love to take you to lunch.)ReplyDelete
you must be somebody special to care so much. I bet your friend will be telling everyone there what a wonderful neighbor she had in her old place. Thanks for making someones life a little easier you are special.ReplyDelete
Okie- you hang in there and know that you're going to create new beautiful memories with Naomi. It won't be the same, but it will still be wonderful.ReplyDelete
Your connection to her powerful and will keep her healthier and stronger. Don't let the little distance get you down.
In fact, make her a pretty card or a funny naughty one and you'll both perk up.
I'll be thinking of you. Change is tough.
What a wonderful blessing you have been to one another. That is something not many people have the chance to experience. Your visits will mean everything to both of you. Keep doin what your doin! Another season of life, right?ReplyDelete
It will just be a tad harder to visit because you'll have to use a car(I'm no fool,you won't be walking 3 mi. there and back.AACK 6 miles?)but you can still do grocery lists and movie day/night.And you should INSIST that a hot 35-50 yr.old single man move in next door.Good income mandatory ;~)ReplyDelete
I could say a lot of things to try and make you feel better ... but I fear they will only make you think of Naomi and miss her even more. Don't forget that she is where she needs to be right now and ....ReplyDelete
HUGZZZZZZZZZZZZZ to you GF!!! You are surrounded by more friends than you know, so please don't feel lonely!
Okie- Everything happens for a reason. Just think of all the decorating of her new room you can do. That will cheer both of you up. I hope the move goes well.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear that your friend is moving. At least she's still fairly close & this will be a chance for you to do new things with her. Maybe on Wed instead of making grocery lists, you can take her a card. That'll get you back in the swing of crafting. Plus you can still call her to vent!ReplyDelete
This is so sad, Okie maybe you will meet new friends at the new place; maybe this is a way to help Naomi and others. I volunteered at an assisted living home, I help them make crafts and listen to wonderful stories, I even would shop a little for special people I enjoyed, it was very rewarding, and the center even hired me for awhile. You have enough heart for Naomi and others, maybe the Lord feels you are needed there to help all. This could be a whole new adventure for you.ReplyDelete
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Cheer up Okie, only thing changing is 3 lousy miles between friends. I'm sure Naomi will still need trips to the meat market, or Walmart. Instead of stomping over to vent, you can just pick up the phone AND .. craft something while you're talking - how's that for multitasking :) I'm sure Naomi's changing is going to be a lot harder on her (leaving home & friend), yet you can be the one to help make the transition less painful. You'll be great at it and just what she needs. Just look up, and you'll see that silver lining ;)ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear that Naomi is moving... I was getting a little teary eyed just reading your post.... I know what it's like to move away from someone dear to you... But in the end we both know it is what is best for her... And she may even like it once she is there... You'll need to keep a little busy sooo your not thinking about it to much.... That's what I had to do... I stil miss my friend but we are both happier were we are and that's why someone invented PHONES! LOL Call her if you can.. or try to plan out a trip to go visit her... I'm sure she will be happy to see you once she has settled in her new place! :o)ReplyDelete
Okie...I am sorry about Naomi. I had a little couple that went to our church that I befriended...They both ended up in assisted living...different places. I visited them both on a regular basis...usually once a week. She was very onery, but I loved her like a second mother...He was tiny and sweet....He died first...I was so sad...She eventually died a couple of years later. I have to tell you I grieved like a daughter. Your post brought tears to my eyes as I remembered Tony and Dorothy...I understand from where you are coming, and my heart breaks for you...You are a good friend to Naomi...I applaude you honey...I am sure you will continue to enjoy your friend. God bless, PamelaReplyDelete
So sorry about your friend, you will have to make regular trips to her assisted living residence and the phone will become your best friend tool.ReplyDelete
I know how you are feeling as my neighbor and scrapbooking buddy is also moving, they are putting their house on the market in January and moving 300 miles away. I am so sad and will miss her so much. My other neighbor moved a year ago. I have to get out and find more buddies.
Hang in there, you always have your online buddies.
Hey Okie - you are a good friend to Naomi and did what you could, when you could for her. No regrets. You were able to spend time with her, cherish the memories. Scrap it and share it with her.ReplyDelete
I went thru a similar experience with my neighbor a few years ago. Go visit Naomi as often as you can. It will help you both adjust to her new home. Some nursing homes allow you to have guests during meal time so maybe you can join her then. We used to go every Friday and bring ice cream to our neighbor. You'll find a new routine that works for you both. Hang in there! Think of the happy times!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Okie, You are allowed to be selfish, it is a hard adjustment, when my best friend moved, she moved out of the town, burt at least 45 mins away. It was so hard not to be able to just run over for an opinion, or to craft with her, or even just spend the summer having lemonade out by the pool while the kids swam. It was hard but what we can't do together we make up the time on the phone. Just don't stay away for to long, because crafting is what majes us happy, so get back in there and do what you do that makes people like me love to see what you do cause that is what makes US happy, KarenReplyDelete