I'm just wondering how many of us have adapted to our new lives? And what changes other people have made to better manage? As I said in a different topic, I have quit wearing makeup and had all my long hair cut into a pixie style cut so I need help bathing and showering. I want a dishwasher but landlord won't allow it unless we do a built-in and then he'd expect us to leave it when we move so no dishwaser for now. A compromise is we use a lot of paper plates and disposable cups and bowls now. I do eat more convienence foods and sandwiches now, at least when hubby is at work and our daughter is at school. We have fewer meals that go all out, like a holiday dinner, and when we do that, hubby does most of the dishes and our daughter helps him and I get to relax. We have 2 cats that I could not bear to part with but it was getting hard to clean the litter box, but we bought an automatic one and hubby empties it for me.
And things that use to be commonplace to me, I now consider a good accomplishment. Today I stained a picture frame, and I will spray the clear on it later to protect the finish. Hubby had a portrait painted of my parents as a Xmas gift and had to make a frame since we couldn't find anything I liked the right size. Since my parents are both deceased, this portrait is a very amazing reminder of how much they meant to me. And I'm also spray painting a twin bed for our daughter. She is off on vacation w/ relatives and has no idea what she will find upon return. I spent a whole weekend repainting her bedroom, although I did pay for it the whole next week but I am proud I got it finished myself. We bought an old metal bed and I am painting it gold, fshe is our princess and now she will have a princess theme to her room. And hubby and I together are going to make a crown to mount to the wall that will be the top for a canopy. I was very proud of myself when I hung and blinds without help. Hubby fussed at me but he means well. He said I could have fallen because of my vertigo and I should have waited for him. I pointed out the blinds were hung over the couch and it would have been an easy landing even if I had fallen
So let's hear from others..what kind of changes have you made to adapt to the "new you" and what are some successes you have had lately?