I initially got the idea that I would have to pack up all my stuff and move in a short span of time. Now it looks like it might be another month or two, or who even knows. Jeannie & Steve wanted to "get away from it all", and took their families for a 5-day trip to Bodega Bay. So I'm going to quit worrying that I won't get my place packed up and ready to go anytime in the next few weeks.
I'm starting to accumulate a lot of items to be donated, but I can't take them anywhere to donate. That requires a car or other means. Does anyone out there remember Roseanne Rosannadanna? I can't even remember the name of the TV show or the woman who played Roseanne. I think she passed away quite a few years ago. I loved her no-nonsense way of viewing the world and the people in it. Her best line was "Well, it's always something. If it isn't one thing, it's another". (I just remembered it was Gilda Radner, rest in peace!)
My youngest son, Joe, asked if he could come over this morning and take Rocky for a walk. "Is the Pope Catholic?" was my reply! Joe is the youngest and probably the most energetic of my kids, so Rocky is in for a good workout. I walk him once a day, but am terribly nervous about falling or tripping over a crack in the pavement - the only sidewalk runs along the school property about a block away from my house, and it's not in the best shape. And while I hate to say it, Rocky is more apt to listen to and obey a man's voice!
If someone were to ask me what is the most difficult part of being 80, I would immediately answer "loss of memory"! I can easily remember everything that happened in the first 79 years of my life, but nothing in the last 79 minutes! I was outside on the deck a few minutes ago watering my tomato plants, remembered something I needed to do, and by the time I walked about 7 steps from the deck to my couch I totally forgot what it was I came in for. That is the story of my life this past year. I try to not complain because my memory issues aren't bad compared to what some folks have to deal with.