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I am simply trying to be a better person than the person I was yesterday.

'I chose the road less traveled, and that has made all of the difference'.

Robert Frost

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I sent my sister an e-mail, asking for an apology. I explained to her that with the sequence of events that recently occurred in my life, our phone conversation was the tip of the iceberg, but th...


February 24, 2021

Falling Out... in And So It Goes....

Within the last 24 hours, my oldest sister and I had a major falling out. I will spare the details, b/c there really is not much to tell, except to say that last night I phoned to tell her someth...


I stepped outside, and ran into the person that calls bingo. I gave him every last reason as to why I walked out on bingo, that night. I feel 150% better, let me tell you! I also told him why I s...


February 23, 2021

Dr. Appt. in And So It Goes....

I got up at 3am, and moved through my morning routine, including getting my apt. in order. In a short while, I will get a shower and get ready for my appt. It is at 10am, but I have to be outside...


February 22, 2021

Monday, Monday. in And So It Goes....

My wake-up time was 4am. My coffee was ready to go. By 9am, I had accomplished everything on my to do list, got a good shower and shampoo, and out the door I went. They are having a HUD meeting i...


February 21, 2021

Of Sunday... in And So It Goes....

I paid my neighbor $25.00, to clean my entire bathroom. It was a sunshiny day here, in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Well, back to business tomorrow, Monday morning. No excuses....my l...


One of my friends came over in order that I could look up a few things for him on my laptop computer. After that, I invited him to stay for lunch. We had large baked potatoes with all of the “add...


February 19, 2021

In Other News... in And So It Goes....

I joined a penpal site. I have received several letters from people in Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania. I like having penpals b/c I like to correspond with people. The name of the site is Sas...


February 19, 2021

Unfortunately... in And So It Goes....

It is always something, in this building. Yesterday, a lady that faithfully attends bingo, stopped me in the hallway to ask me if I were going to bingo this Friday. This is the same lady that snu...


February 17, 2021

Catching Up... in And So It Goes....

Life has been treating me fairly good. The weather has been rather harsh, as it has been all around the country. Ice, snow and below freezing temperatures have been the order of the day. Next wee...


My friend and I enjoyed an early lunch of Domino’s Pizza. My caregiver / daughter arrived at 1:15pm. She was washing on 8th floor. The washer would not spin out the water. She wrung the water out...


This morning, I switched over from a walker to a cane. The state nurse whom completed my intake for a homecare aide, gave me that option. A cane, for myself is a lot less cumbersome in that I at ...


I am not really certain of what to say. Today, my emotions have ranged from feeling overwhelmed to anxious to nervous to down. I am still worried about managing everything in my life. My daughter...


February 08, 2021

Spitting Nails... in And So It Goes....

I waited outside for my ride for close to 30 minutes, and my ride did not show up. So, I missed my appt. with the cardiologist, and missed 2 hours that I could have scheduled for this afternoon, ...


February 08, 2021

"Ordinary People" in And So It Goes....

Yesterday, I rented a movie about the family dynamics of mental illness. The title is “Ordinary People”. I have also read the book. I treated myself to a movie. It is a real tear-jerker, but I co...


This morning, thoughts of Friday night bingo hit me like a ton of bricks. Yesterday, I was doing fairly well. Callousness and indifference are two behaviors with which I have a hard time to deal....


February 07, 2021

Of Sunday.... in And So It Goes....

Here in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, we are experiencing abundant sunshine and normal temperatures for this time of the winter season. I sat outside, and talked to some other tenants ...


February 06, 2021

Sunshine Boost! in And So It Goes....

After my caregiver left, I went outside. We are having abundant sunshine and normal temps, which helped to cheer me up! :) Theresa is a very good worker. She helps me a lot. :)


Yes, I am feeling a little down. I was going down the hall to bingo. One of the tenants said, “Here she comes, now”. So, I guess I can safely say that my name must have been mentioned. I walked i...


February 05, 2021

Friday Evening... in And So It Goes....

Tonight, I went out somewhere for socialization. It did not go well, at all. I will probably never go back. And I paid for the whole month, too much I might add. I was owed $4 and was not reimbur...


Behind that photo, is a success story. I was a 27 year old single mom of 5,6, and 7 year old daughters. This is a photo of me upon graduating from the local school of practical nursing. It is one...


February 04, 2021

Of Thursday... in And So It Goes....

It was a very cold morning. My oldest daughter took me to the bank and Walmart. Afterwards, she took me for Covid-19 testing, but they were not open. The cable guy came later to tighten some wire...


February 02, 2021

Time Goes By... in And So It Goes....

It was a busy day. My home health aide came this afternoon. She did a lot. Tomorrow morning, my nurse practitioner will be calling for a tele-medicine appt. She assesses me to determine if any ch...


February 02, 2021

Tuesday Morning. in And So It Goes....

I have been using my walker to navigate around my apartment, as well as when I leave my apartment. I was instructed to use my walker due to the fact that, due to my severe arthritis, I am at a ri...


The doctor is checking me for nail fungus. They took a sample and is sending it to a lab. He trimmed my toenails and scaled back some callouses. He told me that surgery is always an option for t...


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