Yes Jan, Judy is having a ball here! I heard something on the radio as I was driving back up to Ashford for food bank today. The speaker said that it is a well known fact that solitary is the most terrible punishment that is known to man. I immediately thought of the past several years when I sat alone in my room for days on end and the only people with whom I had any communication were here on SparkPeople. Of course I am having a ball. I get to talk with real people every day. I can hear human voices that are happy not derisive. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it feels to be back in the world of people again.
SparkPeople saw me through the dark days and I hope that you will share my joy at reentering the world and be patient while I explore all the possibilities available to me. I am trying to keep you informed, but I must admit that sometimes I get so wrapped up in my new freedom I forget to write. I will try harder from now on. I think I have discovered every place that I need to go that is reachable by motorized wheelchair. I didn't drive my car for a whole month.
My daughter taught me some new driving techniques the last time she took me up to pick up things from my old house. I used them on my trip back here today and I got a lot better mileage. It took me almost half a tank of gas to get up there and less than a quarter of a tank to get back and I went the long way around coming back. (I had to pick up prescriptions in Eatonville) From now on I am leaving a few minutes earlier and driving the truck speed limit on the freeway. It really saves on gas, but none of the trucks were abiding by that speed limit.
I came home today because I did something yesterday that really made my stomach muscles hurt today. I could hardly move when I was done with food bank. I don't have a clue what was going on because It doesn't hurt nearly as much now. I think I had psychosomatic symptoms. I just didn't want to go back there alone. It has become a place of animus for me and I am not comfortable without someone to act as a buffer. I wish I could get Michael to meet me there and we could get everything out all at once.
Anyway, I want to thank all of you for the wonderful support you gave me when I needed it and I hope that I can return the favor.
Edited by: GRAMMAJUDY1 at: 8/8/2013 (21:47)
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