Sunday, April 09, 2017

And So...

I was blessed on Friday morning to go for a walk with my sister Rachel. I hadn't yet fed the chickens or packed my lunch when she called, so we had to shorten our usual loop. Maybe we did 2 miles instead of the 3 we walk most times. I wasn't late to work and I got not only a walk but a bit of sunshine too.

Tonight I am more than tired. I sat for three days, eight hours each, and two of them were totally gorgeous. I opened the window and longed to be outside... My "friend" has been persnickety. Old age is hard, I know that, and she never feels good. To top it off she cannot understand why I refuse to "help" her when she needs to use the toilet or wants to get in bed. She gets very frustrated with me and nothing I say assuages her ire. Last night I reached the end of my rope by 7 pm and took her out to the living room where I would be surrounded by other people. (ha ha!) "Always be nicer than you feel." That's my new mantra.

It is my sincere hope that there will be some good weather left for me to enjoy when I have a few days off. I am planning to walk with Rachel again tomorrow, perhaps meet a friend for lunch, and work three hours in the afternoon. Tuesday is another long day and then I have a few off. Maybe I'll even find something interesting to blog about.


  1. Every time I read of your work schedule, and how tired you are, I realize how thankful I am to be retired. I started working in the orchards at 15 and held many jobs for the next 50 years....I love my life, and hang in there...someday you will be retired and be able to roll out, or roll over in the mornings. I love you.

    1. I'm actually filling out job applications again. Maybe something with better hours would help. I'd love to retire but I'm not even sure that's in my future. I love you too.