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Yesterday Again

I tried to write this one yesterday but it got lost somewhere in the cosmos — or maybe in the dark cloud that was surrounding me all day. So here’s attempt number two!

Gee, I would try to repeat some of the things I wrote but my mind just went blank. Sure wish I could say that’s a first but, well, I think it’s blank more often than it has something on it — my mind, that is. Must be that missing link where my brain cells once were placed. Just a huge white area now thanks to the advancing MS that is taking over. Not that it was ever all that great, but I kinda miss it anyway.

I can hear some activity in the hall now ….

Okay, that’s all that is left of the post I tried to send out early this morning. Tried for over an hour to get it sent but my computer and WP seemed to be working together to prevent it. It took several hours to find the draft that was being saved and then it was only half of the original post. So naturally I don’t remember anything that was on here after the activity in the hall.

It’s late afternoon now and I’ve lost about three hours just waiting. Once I was a very patient person but now? One month here, playing the waiting game for three to four hours every day when there are so many other things I would rather be doing? I’m quickly becoming a very impatient person.

I really shouldn’t complain. This place is much better than the other one. My laundry is being done for me now and I mean at this moment someone else is doing it! She will bring it back folded and on hangers and put it all away. Maybe that’s part of what bothers me. Sometimes I’m just too independent for my own good. Pampered, nothing I have to do unless I want to, meals cooked and served to me, room cleaned for me, and someone always available to check and make sure I’m not on the floor with another broken bone. What more could I want! Maybe I’m luckier than some of the others when I stop to think about it. I have my sewing machine, my TV (even though the reception stinks most of the time), my laptop restored, my printer working, something to do at all times —- except those hours wasted while waiting for meds, poking my finger for the blood sugar test, sitting at the table waiting to be served…..

And there i go again, complaining about something! I’ll just have to get over it and learn to be patient again. And I guess learn to let others take on my work now. I think I could never live a life with servants doing all the work! Of course that probably means I wouldn’t be very happy if I ever got rich. But then, maybe I could learn how to enjoy not having to worry about money and the real possibility of another injury or something that would put me in the hospital again. Not sure why I even think about that. No possibility of ever being wealthy. No rich uncles — actually no uncles at all still living. I guess it’s just the mood I’m in and the fact that tomorrow is October. I love the weather and the trees turning and things like that, but there is still October 9 to get through. Maybe this year it will be different.

A barge on the Ohio River on the way to who knows where. KODAK Digital Still Camera

Monday Morning Two Weeks Later

Today marks the beginning of my second — or is it third? week in my new place. It really feels like home now since I have my TV and sewing machine. And I’ve found another quilter here as well! We do have a way to find each other!

One of the nurses, kinda hard to get along with at first asked me what I was making and I told her it was a doll dress. Then she asked if that was the only thing I make and when I told her I also make quilts she was excited, telling me she was a quilter too. She came back several times during the day to talk quilts, telling me we are the only ones here who quilt. We are going to try to get some others interested enough to take a class we want to start!

I spent some time in the gazebo watching a barge go by on its way to the Mississippi river and all of the possible points of call on that way South. Took a few photos so let’s see if I can put one in here.

Nope! Using my phone and it just isn’t happening! It’s possible none of this will happen because I’m not having a lot of success answering comments without the laptop. WP keeps asking me if I am Angela. They just won’t let me in to some people but give no objections to others. Kinda makes me wonder what is going on!

Ohio River from my backyard

Yay! I figured it out! . And found a photo with the barge in it! This is gonna be a good day!

Times They Do Change

It’s been a few weeks since my last post and so much is happening. Some good, some bad, mostly indifferent to anything at all.

My family — or rather part of my family came in for the October birthday season, my sister MEG’s on the 16th and my Aunt MBW’s on the 17th. Tomorrow is my older brothers 80th birthday which makes me feel older that Kentucky dirt, but at least the more he teases me about my age on my own birthday, he is still 14 months older! Probably a bit of Indiana dirt thrown in there, but don’t tell him that! The truth is that my dad’s family are from Indiana but Mom and Pop, my paternal grandparents had the good sense to relocate to Kentucky in the early part of the 20th century.

Believe it or not it is almost one year since I wrote the first two paragraphs and what a year it has been! A little over a week ago I moved from the building I had lived in for 22 years into an assisted living place located on the banks of the Ohio River. I’ve always loved the river and now it’s my back yard. I’ve driven my power chair down to the boat dock, right where the land meets the water! Close enough to wave at the men working on the barge heading to the Mississippi and ultimately to New Orleans. Once upon a time I thought about joining the crew as a cook and spending time floating with them. Reality set in before I did something rash though and I knew it wasn’t really an option due to my motion sickness so that idea was shelved before I tried it.

I’ve had to do a lot of adjusting to this new situation and it’s still taking a bit of time. Since I now have only one room I had to give a lot of my life away and leave my old friends behind but I’m finding a lot of new friends here. The Staff people are mostly great with very few exceptions and I’ve been meeting so many people who are quickly becoming friends! I’ve drag raced my power chair with a new person who has a chair like mine, and I’ve already put a few dents in the wall while trying to get a door open! So I think I have left my mark on this place already! All in all I like it here. More to come later. Right now I’m going to have my hair done!