Anne Marie ⋅ 60

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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October 18, 2020

Astounded... in And So It Goes....

I simply wished to go outside, sit alone (or even sit w/ someone w/ whom I could have a reasonably intelligient conversation), and enjoy the Fall weather. I was called over by a member of this cl...


October 18, 2020

Untitled... in And So It Goes....

It is there. I do not feel quite myself. It’s like an underlying feeling of depression. I think that I may be fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder. At this point, it seems manageable. I just hope...


He sits in his wheelchair all day long and complains about everything, simply b/c he has nothing better to do. Now they have decided to keep their door closed during the day, then open it right a...


October 17, 2020

Baking Day! :) in And So It Goes....

I am doing my Saturday holiday baking, today.


October 13, 2020

Day Break in And So It Goes....

A lark, sing. The gentle morning breeze. Passing of the night time sky, Slowly opening up the Heavens. A prayer for being blessed. The promise of a brand new day. ...


You know, I like it here. I do. But there are those tenants whom, if given the chance would try to squash you under their own shoe. They have radar. They pick up on your “cues”. Oh yes, if I were...


My therapist will be phoning me in less than an hour. It is good to talk to her b/c she is concerned about my well-being. I can discuss w/ her any issues that I am having in my life, that I would...


October 12, 2020

Odds and Ends... in And So It Goes....

Yesterday, online I ordered a very long, straight and stretchy denim skirt. I might save it for a special occasion. This month, I have an appointment at the optometrist’s office to p...


October 11, 2020

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

For dinner, I had chicken and stuffing. This afternoon, I washed one large load of laundry. This morning, I went through my usual routine, however I was having issues with my laptop. I resolved t...


October 11, 2020

Gratefuls! in And So It Goes....

I am grateful for my ssi check, Medicaid, foodstamps, HUD and my free cellphone.


Monday is a friend’s birthday. She will be 60. I will be 60 about 2.5 months post that. I put a bag of gifts together for her. She liked everything very much. After that, I went home to eat the t...


October 10, 2020

Going Outside! in And So It Goes....

My last batch went into the oven, then I am going to go out and have a cigar!


Instead of using the recipe in my previous entry, I am trying the Mrs. Field’s Choc. Chip cookie recipe. They are supposed to be the best!


October 10, 2020

The Reason... in And So It Goes....

Bear mentioned to me, on the phone this evening, that this afternoon he had a bout of depressive symptoms. I told him that my normal reaction to getting up in the morning is, “What is the point”?...


October 10, 2020

HPV=? in And So It Goes....

HPV is the abbreviation for Human Papilloma Virus. My test presented negative. The other test results are still awaiting. Well, I went through my recipes. I think that I am going to mak...


The results of the pap test showed that the HPV was negative. The other test result has not yet come back. I am feeling much better. Yesterday, in the afternoon I rested and consumed hot black te...


October 08, 2020

Next Time? in And So It Goes....

I am experiencing a mild degree of discomfort from the invasive procedure that I had, yesterday. My PCP’s office said that this is a normal reaction from a pap test. Given yesterday’s experience,...


The other day, I took some of those cookies out of my freezer to be sampled by some friends. I tried one myself, thawed out of course. They were very, very good. They were not “overly spicy”, whi...


I had to have a pap test. I did not feel at all comfortable in that office. It was only a painful reminder to me that I am 59 years old, way past menopause, and that my childbearing years are lon...


My wake-up time was 2 am. My coffee was ready to go. After coffee, I took my medicine which, is a complicated process in and of itself. I am on a slew of prescribed medications and a few OTC meds...


October 06, 2020

Bus Trip. in And So It Goes....

Tomorrow, I have to catch a very early bus up to the hospital for a gynecological diagnostic test. After my test, I might go to the hospital cafeteria or Dollar General. More later.


This afternoon, I had the second of two conversations with a young man whom lives up the road from my apartment building. Today, he revealed that he had been through the foster care system. He th...


October 05, 2020

Outing... in And So It Goes....

I am going to use the monthly bus pass that I purchased, to make a grocery trip up to Walmart. A passenger is allowed 4 large cloth shopping bags on the bus. Walmart is the driver’s last stop, ou...


October 04, 2020

Untitled... in And So It Goes....

It just occurred to me that, as far back as “Open Diary”, chocolatechip has been my diary handle. Years........probably as far back as 2007! :)


This weekend, I made good use of my time. Yesterday involved holiday baking. Today involved cleaning my bedroom. I also cleaned my bathtub and shower. I am proud of myself. Tomorrow I think I wil...


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