More Thought For The Day

Quiet Time

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.

Taking A Few Minutes

It is not unusual for me to write individual entries from time to time and this morning I thought I would take a few minutes to write my thoughts down while I am awake and going to be getting reading for my day shortly.  I have grocery shopping and laundry/cleaning today after my shower gal leaves at 10 AM.  Since I have had my shower yesterday afternoon with RK here, I am just going to have a sponge bath this morning and continue with showering tomorrow.  I have come to dislike having showers in the morning after having a shower the afternoon the day before.  Why bother with a shower and wash my hair again?  I do not like the fuss really.  I guess I can be a little picky, LOL

For a Monday morning, after a somewhat restful weekend, I have to admit that the first day of week seems to be a day of pulling teeth just to get started for the “work” week. Going grocery shopping, doing laundry and cleaning is work for me…chores.  I love going grocery shopping but the laundry and cleaning portion of it really is a boring chore.  I know everyone does laundry and some do laundry everyday and clean weekly and often but this girl does like it much or not at all.  I am glad I have help with cleaning and laundry otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it weekly very well.  I also hate using money for laundry quarters once a month.  At Burbank Plaza a tenant spends about a $1.50 per load for wash and about a $1.50 for dry.  I think it’s ridiculous that there are companies out there who get money from others for their paychecks like that.  I spend about $30 a month on laundry!!  I feel that laundromats should charge for using their washer and driers in order to pay for the upkeep of the laundromat and give the workers their paychecks but in housing complexes, and group home there should not be a cost.  I know of companies ripping people off for their service(s) and those on low income are targeted for scams.  I believe a $1.50 for both wash and dry a piece is a lot of money per week.  It’s sad in my thinking.  When I first moved in to Burbank Plaza apartments, when the building was Teamsters Manor, 18 years ago, a load of laundry (wash and dry) was only 75 cents a load.  I can understand that a load of laundry being a $1 but $1.50…not favorable.  I know I am only wishing here but someone has to make money somewhere everywhere.  I understand paying bills for services, rent, and groceries is the way life is for everyone – house but when it comes to laundry. I am just not favorable spending $30 a month.  i can take that $30 and use it for tithe at church, groceries, saving up for something I want or really need.

I think I took more than a few minutes here.  Once in a while i will get going on a thought and will express it openly without really looking at the time.  My shower gal will be here at 9 AM CST and I will be getting ready for my day.  I feel I got going on a rampage on one thought already this morning and that is normal in my life.  Sometimes I hold my thoughts in and not share them with anyone unless it is the right time.  I remember last night that I had said I have a lot of thoughts going through my mind and will share them later this week.  The laundry was one of those thoughts as well as having a weekend of having only shower service, church, and more free time from my IDS service twice a week is another thought I have to share more on.  I am writing an individual entry this morning before I start my day and sharing my life with others instead of combining entries throughout the day to start out with.  I will be back later.