Another few days have gone by before I have been able to write in my diary once again but that is because I have been busy with other activities outside my diary, journaling, and writing lately. It is not because I do not want to write anything. There are days I need a break or I just do not want to sound like a broken record now-a-days. I can say that last week was a very busy week and I did have some down time after NMS passed away for good reason. I wanted time to grieve and understand that a close and dear friend has passed away. NMS’ death has hit many of us very hard last week. The funeral/memorial service is being put on hold for a month or so because certain family members want to be here and cannot make it right now. Although funerals/memorials are a sad time for those who need to decide what arrangements, necessary, it is a good time to get the closure needed and wanted for those who have lost a dear friend, mother, aunt, sister, neighbor, and what a loved one was to so many people alike. I am grateful for the quieter few days between the 15th and 20th (today). I needed it to regroup my thoughts and feelings towards a woman I got to know for 19 years while living here at Burbank Plaza Apartment Complex since March 1998. I am glad I have gotten to know NMS. She was a very fine woman – old-fashioned in a way – but fine. I plan to write a tribute real soon.
With my thoughts and feelings set aside about NMS right now I would like to say that the noise from the neighbor above me has once again resumed after a month. Her boyfriend has returned over the weekend and has slept over once again all weekend long as Saturday morning at 2 AM his loud voice was heard from RS’ apartment five hours before I had to wake up to get ready for church. I was not very happy at all. I talked to KR, the on-site manager, about it this morning and apparently, she is keeping record of his comings and goings from here once again. Yay! I surely do hope that RS does not get herself in trouble with management again because her boyfriend is staying overnight again. I am going to continue to keep a record of any noise after 11 PM as long as RS’ boyfriend is here during quiet hours if he makes noise. I just feel that he does not respect others nor does RS respect others as well. I do believe, now with all my heart, that the two I mentioned in this paragraph (with names slightly omitted for privacy purposes) really deserve each other after all. I am still single and loving it with knowing that if God wants me to have a man in my life He will surely provide. I am 46 years old and marriage is not on my list of do’s and don’ts right now. I am enjoying my singleness very much.
Now, back to NMS’ passing away. She died on February 14, 2017 at the age of 83 with her 84th birthday this coming May 19th but now she is not going to see another birthday any longer until Christ’s 2nd coming to bring all his people (lovers of Christ) with him to heaven. While NMS passed away on February 14, 2017, I remember my grandpa, CVF, passing away on February 15, 2003, 14 years ago this year. Knowing this, the five-day break from writing in my diary has been well deserved and appreciated greatly while I regrouped, gathered, and pondered on finer things in life that also mattered to me in a slight fog during the past few days of my life in my awake state. Despite my downtime that was needed badly enough I did not get so down that I could not go on with my daily activities, scheduled events, and getting out of the house for a few hours here and there during the week. I know my grandpa and NMS would not have it any other way even though it is not easy to be happy every minute during the grieving process of losing a loved one. Now, I have the number 14 and 15, and 19 ingrained in my mind as if I have OCD with numbers or something. Maybe not but I do have some weirdness with numbers especially dates.