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Celebrating My Life

Home By Christmas Mission Accomplished

As of 7pm EDT (New York Time) December 11, 2020, I was officially ushered by the EMTs into my home!

(tears were the order of the day)

Greeted by my amazing siblings AND one of the cats (Claudius quite a guy) I experienced my dream come true exactly 2 weeks early.

Thank you for all the support, prayers, and such. I am so very blessed. We are taking the weekend to regroup and formulate some sort of plan here. I still require therapy and care which we are anticipating beginning sooner rather than later.

So, I have a NEW GOAL!

Happy Holidays to ALL and to ALL my everlasting love and appreciation!!

Annette Rochelle Aben

My Beatles Birthday

One of my favorite songs is the Lennon/McCartney classic When I’m Sixty Four!

And it is especially poignant this year, as this IS my 64th birthday! (woo hoo) Which is why I call it my Beatles birthday…

I am most grateful for all of my years and have no problem stating, and owning my age. It is a milestone many have been deprived of experiencing. AND I have earned each and every grey hair, wrinkle, and creaky bone! So why not display them with enthusiasm!

A couple interesting things about this particular birthday is that number one, it is the second year in a row I have spent my birthday in a rehab/nursing home and it is the first I will NOT be allowed to spend it with family and friends due to the virus that has swept the planet. At least last year, I could have visitors and we partied heartily. Still, don’t cry for me Argentina! I have a smile on my face as I have figured out how to have an even bigger party than last year! For I have a way for everyone to join in and it won’t cause you to travel or cost a penny! I am asking everyone to hold a thought for me, to see and feel it as reality!

Yup. this is it!  HOME BY CHRISTMAS!  Everyone has to aspire to something and this is it for me!! Every time I cross your mind, smile, think this in your thoughts, and hold it in your heart! Your love and support is the greatest gift I could ever ask for and receive.

Heck, you can even ask others to join in; even those who have no idea who I am, they might enjoy it… 

S0 Eat the cake if you like (personally, I like banana cake with white frosting). Devour the ice cream if you dare (keep in mind I love vanilla bean). And raise the glasses in a toast (I will be chugging a cafe mocha). And help me celebrate my Beatles birthday from now until I take the ribbon off my front door and cross that threshold for the first time since July of 2019!  Thank you so much.

Love you all to the moon and back!

Annette Rochelle




Self Care Activity Day 30

Day 30


 Look directly into your eyes and build yourself up to face the day! Remind yourself that you are all that and a bag of chips, that you have mad skills and are a really cool person. Oh, be sure to begin and end with, “I love you” because that is what it’s all about!

Self Care Activity Day 29

Day 29


 Fresh sheets, plumped pillows and that beautiful duvet will be so inviting when you are ready to hit the sack!