Friday, August 20, 2010

Living Alone

Hey, Y'all,
Yeah, I know you are not supposed to announce to the world that you live alone, but anyone that reads my blog already knows that! Some day I may get a dog like the one my grandson, Andrew, and his family have. That would be okay, I reckon.

Since I do live alone now, I have been looking at ways that it is a blessing and I have found a few. For one thing, I can get up at any time of night and it doesn't bother anyone. If I want to get up at 2 a.m. and wander through the house putting things to right or in their place, or unpacking boxes that yet have to be emptied and put away, I can do that. If I want to take a nap at 2 in the afternoon, I am not on any kind of schedule where I have to be somewhere, and can do that.

There is the fact, too, that it doesn't take much to feed me, and as much as I miss cooking a big meal, I can be content eating alone and reading a book. I am blessed in the fact that now I can have a daughter come and have lunch with me when she is working in the area, and that is really great. I have never (since she has married and left home) had that opportunity. It is wonderful.

Speaking of putting things away, it is difficult to find places to put everything, and some places are not quite ready to put items. I still have several things to put together (i.e. the baker's rack, the park bench, the glass topped table) which are just sitting and waiting for me to pick up the screw driver and Allen wrench, and I will eventually get to doing that. I still have a whatnot shelf to put on the wall in the living room, cause I have a lot of little whatnots to put on it. I have to decide first where to put it.

Yesterday, I put 7 garbage bags of cardboard and other stuff out to be picked up by the trash collectors. It had taken me a week or more to get that much collected and I will have more next Monday. Fortunately, the collectors come twice a week. Well, I have been up since around two thirty this morning and it is almost 5 a.m., and I think I will go back to bed for awhile and see if I can get about 40 more winks. See you later.

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends. Bye for now. More later.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

I know exactly what you mean, after I got over the passing of my mother and husband in quick succession I found I could do what I pleased.....not that my husband would not have like where I was going, more that I was my own person and I had to look after myself.

You;re doing great Ruby,
Take care.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're working so hard - don't overdue it. And maybe a dog would be good company when you are ready.

Barbara said...

Ruby,you sound like you are doing good.I know it is a big change for you,but every phase of our lives has new things to except and go on.Have a wonderful day.Don't work too hard,there is always tomorrow.

Margie's Musings said...

I know what you mean. I don't generally sleep well and that used to disturb Bob but now that I am alone, if I get up in the middle of the night,there's no one to care.

Patricia Stoltey said...

You have such a big adjustment to make, Ruby. It sounds like you have a wonderful approach, though, counting your blessings. I know you'll be fine, but it all takes time. As the other already said, get your rest and take care of yourself.

Patricia TN said...

You are doing good Ruby. I'm a night person and I think it's becaure I worked second shift for so long. I love to stay up late and sleep late in the mornings. But Bill....bless his heart, he is not happy with that. He thinks I should go to bed at dusk and get up at five o'clock. ....because that's what he did when he was working. I just try to find a happy medium.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy being able to do what I want when I want and at whatever time I decide to do it. I have to say cooking the meals has been the worst for me. I still cook and way too much but end up giving it away. So glad you are getting things organized and the way you want them to be. Have a good week.

Mom B said...

You're doing really good, Mom! I'm proud of the way you're conquering your world!