The photo above takes me back in time to happier days. The condo where I lived for twelve years and where I surrounded myself with collections and books. Most of which are no longer with me in my smaller space.
Today is Friday, and the Fourth of July is just ahead. As I ponder how much time has already flown by this year, I am stunned and concerned.
Yes, the passage of time can be a good thing when we are hoping to move beyond something dark and grim, like the whole of 2020. But this year was supposed to bring good things!
I am glad to be fully vaccinated, but not happy about the residence where I live. Too much control has been wrested away from us, even those of us who are supposedly “independent living” residents.
How did I let this happen? I did sign myself in here, but to be fair, I had been ill and was awaiting surgery. But I could have done that at my former residence. I allowed my “kids” to convince me that I couldn’t.
I have tried to cope by adding bookshelves and comfort objects, like dolls, and spending a lot of time watching movies…and blogging.
I have activated an application for a senior apartment nearby that is NOT “assisted living:” I laugh when I think of that label. What assistance am I receiving for the outrageous price I pay? Oh, yeah, food from the dining room which is so bad that I spend additional money buying a lot of my own food. Oh, and a housekeeper, who does very little. I maintain the place myself. And laundry. I also go upstairs to the self-service washer/dryer units and do all of my outfits.
As for the apartment nearby, there will probably be a long wait, since hardly anyone ever leaves. I don’t want someone to have to DIE before I can move in.
I will hide out in my apartment for most of the weekend…unless my granddaughter surprises me with an outing. Or perhaps a friend will do so.
I am grateful for friends and family, and I love reading books and watching movies. So my focus will turn to these activities as a tried and true way of coping.
I am still frustrated by Block Editor, but managing to work with it most of the time. How are the rest of you handling this year as it slips by? Happy Fourth of July!