I am taking advantage of my quiet time here at home right now before my shower gal BS shows up. I have watched the last 45 minutes of Columbo this morning and then turned the TV off so I can listen to the world outside my window with the birds chirping and other sounds as neighbors come and go. Yes, my windows are open to let in some fresh air … humidity is Wisconsin is bad some days but I do love hearing nature outdoors. What does my quiet time consist of? It helps me gather up my thoughts in a formation so I can get through my day after having no IDS services after Thursday (for the weekend). The only services I get on the weekends are my shower gals. Mondays seem to be the busiest day of the week for me outside the hardest day for me to get going after a weekend. I do not work outside the home or in the home but I do have my chores to do. I have always disliked doing chores growing up except for feeding the rabbits and goats we used to have because I was interacting with animals but getting up every morning before school to do chores was something I had to master before getting ready for school. Although living out in the country would not be feasible for me because of transportation issues but that is something I enjoyed doing when I was younger. Neighbors were close but acreage kept us apart. I dislike the closeness of homes and yards in cities and towns, and some suburban housing areas. I think living in a large apartment complex like Garden Court downtown Janesville, Wisconsin or the old mill building that is also apartments is a little too close for my comfort. I enjoy being in my own space that is my apartment and allow my workers and some neighbors into my apartment as I see fit and comfortable. My shower gals come daily except every other Saturday, and my IDS worker DB comes twice a week. I have appointments from time to time that take away from my apartment building for a short time but I am glad to come back to my comfort zone.
Ready For My Day…I Think…
Showered (sponge bath), dressed, and ready for my day. No shower today since I just had one yesterday early afternoon. No need to wash my hair today. Leaving it down today…no ponytail or hand band this Monday. I do not want my hair messed with today. I am not in the mood. Maybe tomorrow. I do not know. I think I am ready for my day. I have my grocery list, my money card, and I am ready to get out for a while just as long as I come back this way and home again. Ii am in my comfort zone when I am home. I think I am ready for my day now. Whew!
Into Another Book
After my IDS worker DB left for the day…to other clients, I had the rest of the day to myself. I watched recorded television programs, read, and relaxed while Bing was nearby and in sight. I am reading a book “Hidden Monster” on my Kindle reader and finding myself having a hard time putting down the story…that good? Yes, that good. The book “Hidden Monster” was written by Amanda Strong. When it comes to reading a book that is considered a secular book, I find myself escaping from the real world and getting into the story. A knock on my door, my neighbor RS dropping something loud on her floor/my ceiling, my cell phone ringing, and even Casper the Friendly Ghost’s uncles paying a visit will bring me back to reality when I am taken away from it. I find reading a pastime of mine that has never stopped through the years since I was a little girl. My mom, MF loves to read herself, and I have found it enjoyable just as much apparently. I just love to read. Sometimes I find reading so relaxing that I have meditated myself to sleep.