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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 baked them! I am on my last batch. A dark, plain cake-like cookie....not as spicy as I thought they would be.....if you like cake-like cookies, these are the cookies for you! :) Of course, we ...


I found this recipe in a cookbook. I am baking them, tomorrow. 1 cup butter 1 and 1/2 cups molasses 2 teaspoons ginger 1 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons soda 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup hot wate...


Although I had very good intentions, and although I feel that I accessed the proper channels, I cannot fulfill any of the aforementioned goals, as were stated in previous entries. I have way too ...


The weather is quickly changing, here in the northeast. At night, the low temperatures are already in the 40s. People have broken out their hoodies and the leaves are scuttling around in multitud...


September 30, 2020

Of Tuesday... in And So It Goes....

It has been a pretty good day, despite having to dodge a few evening raindrops. Today, here in the Northern Panhandle, it has been mildly cool, dry and cloudy. Fall is upon us. I ha...


September 29, 2020

"Becky" in And So It Goes....

Three of us have a mutual friend in “Becky”. She is attending college through distance education to earn a college degree. She had previously been in an emotionally abusive relationship, which al...


September 28, 2020

Recertification.... in And So It Goes....

In the late morning, I have recertification for the lease on my dwelling through HUD, to determine if I still qualify for HUD, to have the intake worker make copies of all of the necessary verifi...


September 27, 2020

Sunday Evening... in And So It Goes....

For supper, I microwaved a Jimmy Dean’s Breakfast Bowl. It was very good. I am beginning to get excited about all of the possibilities on the horizon. My life is happening.


September 27, 2020

M y Neighbor... in And So It Goes....

I was told by another neighbor on my floor, that my other neighbor is in the hospital. That gives me peace of mind.


September 27, 2020

It Was a Day... in And So It Goes....

A friend of the neighbor whom is acutely ill was supposed to take her to the hospital, but whether or not that ever materialized, I do not know. She needs to get to the hospital immediately, befo...


My neighbor became acutely ill. Three of us have been helping her with whatever she might need. I love helping people. She is my friend. WE went on the bus one day, down to the Salvation Army and...


The building’s social was enjoyable. I won 4 times. I won a pack of AA batteries, a pack of microfiber washcloths, a small bottle of Palmolive Dish Liquid/ Hand Soap, and a box of facial tissue. ...


Today I asked Social Security about sending me some pamphlets on Rules to Help You Work. I also inquired about the phone number for their Ticket to Work Program. I spoke with a representative fro...


September 24, 2020

Flu Shot... in And So It Goes....

Intramuscularly, I rec’d my flu shot. I could feel the needle go into my muscle, deeply. I hope that I do not have any reaction to the injection. If I do, I will simply weather it out. It is a be...


My sister and I made up. Jenn and I made up. It is all good. I baked my first batch of holiday cookies and put them in the freezer.


September 22, 2020

What Dynamics? in And So It Goes....

Jenn has a friend named Cyndi. The majority of the time, when I say, “hello” to Jenn’s friend, she does not answer me. The last time she snubbed me, she started whispering to Jenn. Jenn condones ...


I put clothes in the washer, this morning but maintenance had to shut the water off in the entire building, to make some repairs. I opted to take the 2:14pm bus up to Kroger to purchase the rest ...


September 20, 2020

Busy Morning... in And So It Goes....

I went through each room, this morning, allowing my apartment to look clean and presentable. I re-arranged the knick knacks on the mantle, and dusted it as well. I put a pretty Fall tablecloth on...


September 20, 2020

"Carol" in And So It Goes....

Ever since early-on, an acquaintance of mine named Carol, upon seeing me, addresses me as “Annie-Poo”. For the longest time, I put up with it. Anymore, I find it insulting and degrading. The next...


Several days ago, I went grocery shopping. I was transporting 4 full regular-sized cloth shopping bags on the bus. I phoned 2 acquaintances in the building, to ask them if they could bring me dow...


September 19, 2020

Bingo! in And So It Goes....

Bingo was fun. There were six people in attendance, including the bingo caller. I won nine times. Wow! It must have been my lucky night. One elderly tenant brought a homemade raisin pie. Another ...


Today, I baked oatmeal cookies and placed them on a table in the community room for the staff and tenants. Tonight I am going to the building’s Friday bingo. My oldest sister from Wheeling and I ...


September 17, 2020

Random Thoughts... in And So It Goes....

Over the years, 2 of my daughters and their families settled into the general area in which their father resides. My other daughter, whom lives in Cincinatti with her family is very, very close t...


I moved through my morning routine, which at times can be somewhat challenging, but today I did fairly well. I washed, dried, folded and put away clothing and linens. Now I am simply chilling out...


September 15, 2020

Just For Today... in And So It Goes....

This morning I went by bus downtown to buy a carton of cigars. After that, I took a bus up to Walmart. On the bus, there was a man from another high-rise whom liked to sing, as do myself. We ende...


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