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Quarantine Blues

20200424_050128That’s just what I have today!  I just don’t have the energy to do anything at all and I’m not sure I really want to do anything.  The day began okay, up early, pit stop with no falling, back to my chair and sewing again.  Got three face masks finished up and realized I’m just plain tired.  Can’t take time off yet though.  I’ve made two dozen masks, given a dozen of them out already and have about three dozen more to finish.  Whee.  I’m thinking I should make some doll clothes to try to get the momentum back but not sure I even want to do that.  What I really want to do is go down to the activities room and have a nice long visit with my friends. Then I want to get on that bus and visit my Aunt!  Phone conversations are okay but just not the same as a good long hug, conversation with her and my cousin Greg who comes at the same time, another long hug and then coming home to rest.  Big sigh!  Maybe soon.

I guess there was a little bit of excitement a couple of days after I got home from rehab — definitely each time I had to move around was, well not exactly exciting but at least not boring, but still and all, nothing beats a hug!  “Two hearts are never closer than when two people hug”, something a friend of a friend said several years ago.  One of the two quotes I actually remember, the other being from my brother — “I forget if I remember that or not”. That one is becoming my theme lately as I cope with self isolation while working on getting this broken leg healed and moving better.  My favorite activity right now is sitting in the shower with the water on full blast and as hot as it will go, pointing the stream og water at my left shoulder and enjoying the feel of no pain at all!

One would think that since I broke my left leg it would be the pain filled area but that doesn’t hurt at all with a few minor  twinges at times.  Oh,, no!  The pain is all in my left shoulder..  The one that was replaced seven years ago.  I predict the weather with that one. Rain is movin’ in by late tonight, which reminds me that I should get to the bank today and pull out enough money to do my laundry next month.  I’ve never really enjoyed doing laundry since moving into town and leaving my clotheslines behind on the farm.  Ah, the wonderful smell of sun dried sheets!  I tried putting a clothesline out when I first moved to town  but since birds were drawn to that area so often it just wasn’t quite the same.  It also meant putting the clothes back in the washer rather than the sweet smell of sunshine that meant they were nice, clean and ready to put back on the bed.  Bird droppings on one item meant if I looked enough I would find them on the rest.  Even bigger sigh!

Hey, it just occurred to me that I got my mind off the quarantine for a few minutes!  There really is light at the end of that tunnel if you get your mind on other things.  I’m not sure you would want to want your mind to take trips where mine goes most days, but it always comes back at dinnertime!

I’m gonna do something I seldom do,  and challenge each of you to post a photo of yourself in your quarantine clothes!  Mine ended up at the beginning mainly because I’ve forget if I remember how to do this lately.

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Nursing Home News

Okay, the hospital is now in the past!  Mike picked me up this afternoon and brought me to Hillcrest nursing home where I’ll be for a couple of weeks before Home sweet home! My Medicare company had me sweating for a little while, refusing to okay the Rehab because I am “doing too well” .  Just thought I’d mention that in case any of you break a leg or hip!  Wherever you do if that happens, don’t walk for several weeks and do a lot of complaining about it all. !probably screaming wouldn’t be out of the question!  It seems they only want to pay for the ones who will be there the longest.

Just thought I would share a few of my older photos along with the beautiful fern a very dear friend.sent to frighten my room! We haven’t had much sunshine so the photo needs some editing but that will have I wait until I get home! And more of this missive will also have to wait until I can convince this kindle to use only the words I type in, and all of the letters I use without adding any on it’s own!