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Reply to "In-laws arriving today"

Hi Ladies,
Hope you don't mind if I jump in. Barb, don't ever feel bad or guilty for venting about your problems because they don't seem as big as another's. Bottom line, they cause us stress and stress causes havoc in all of us. My sister is one of those people that, when I use to complain, she would ALWAYS come back with a story about someone who had it much worse and would then say something about the glass being half empty or half full and I always felt bad thinking I had no right to be complaining, until I went into therapy. Thank God for my therapist because the last thing I needed was more stress and guilt!! In any case, this is a safe haven for all of us to go and "dump" our problems, no matter how big or small and at times find answers or at least a shoulder to lean or cry on. By the way, I hope that the living arrangements with you IL's are very short term and they settle in quickly to some kind of housing outside your home. Bottom line, it just isn't easy caring for our parents in our homes.
As far as the weather, I live in the midwest (Chicago burbs) and I can't believe how hot and humid it has been and continues to be here...I'm talking well into the high 90's with some days having heat indices of 110 - 115. My drink of choice?? Usually diet soda but lately it's mainly iced water with lemon...never realized how refreshing that can be.
Well, gonna go pay some bills now and then go workout, of course indoors!! Exercise for me has been the best stress reducer...be well,
Mimi
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