So... two of my friends from church called, and came and spent two hours cleaning just my kitchen. It isn't in prime shape yet, but definitely easier to handle. I can keep up on the stuff I'm using every day, and do a few extra little things every time I do the washing up... A few other things have gotten a bit behind. I can't lift the garbage bags once they are full, so I'm using small bags and making at least one trip a day... tedious and not working with the cane very well, but... That bout of shingles has done more damage than I thought, and although it is slowly getting better, I still need the cane to walk more than a few feet, and as for climbing on anything... not gonna happen.
But I went through the depression thing before and came out on the other side, so I know I can do this. It just may take a bit longer since I don't have a partner anymore, (can't count my next-door ex... lol) and I'm about twice the age I was then... My 65th birthday is a week from Saturday. LOL
I misplaced my new order of testing strips, and it's here in the house SOMEWHERE, so the cleaning for the rest of this week will be aimed specifically toward finding those little treasures... going to be interesting trying to estimate my insulin needs without testing!
I'm happy today, in spite of all the crazy stuff going on... had a few good laughs today, mostly just at myself, talking to a friend and telling her some of the good family stories... like the time my mom and her siblings "borrowed" grandma's laxative, thinking it was candy, and shared the whole box amongst themselves and the neighbor's children... and the time when the pipes on the wall of mom's room lost the cap and sprayed water all over her bed. My dog wouldn't stop barking at her, thinking she was the source, while mom and I laughed ourselves half sick while we tried to turn it off... it took a lot of towels, finding a pair of pliers, and climbing across a very soggy bed, with the dog barking all the while. All three of us were SO wet ! ... still makes me laugh, thinking of it. LOL
Life has it's ups and downs, but it's all good. It's worth every minute. And I USED to think getting older was going to be boring... who has TIME to be bored??
Going to go now... got a treasure hunt on my hands! LOL
Love all of you...