Yesterday I got my teeth cleaned. The dentist talked to me about some cosmetic options (expensive) for my ugly front teeth. I told him if they were free I still would not be interested. The teeth I have work and that's all that matters to me. I'm having a hard enough time deciding whether to paint my toenails for summer, why would I want to take on teeth decisions? I think he thought I was weird.
That's the space I'm in these days. We haven't had a pet in two years and I would so love to have one. I go back and forth about a cat or a dog. Today I was at our son's home and two of their cats got in my lap. I left covered in cat hair. There will definitely not be a cat in my future. That decision is made.
Having no pets has made housekeeping enormously easy. Do I really want to take on the responsibilities and decisions of pet ownership again? I'm still basking in the wonders of a house with no pet hair to contend with. Nice, easy, why complicate my life? I'll just love the neighbor's dog.
I don't get worked up over clothes anymore. I have to have some from time to time but not many. Just more decisions I can live without. Having to stay so close to home I don't need a lot of variety. Clothes can only do so much for this body, after all I have these ugly front teeth, and my toenails aren't polished.
Hair, I go for easy. Please let me never have to live through another permanent or fry my hair again with a curling iron. A hair dryer and brush is the way to go.
I don't own a dress, skirt, slip, hose or dress shoes. Nice, real nice.
We have no social life. We visit a lot of doctors' offices and sometimes the hospital emergency room. We seem to speak frequently with medical personnel. Since we've only lived here a few years there are no long time friends. Our son and his family live here. We have only one grandchild, a 14 year old grandson. He usually spends one day a week with us.
We have a daughter living in Texas. She's a nurse and very attached to her dad so she flies up about every six weeks to spend some time with us and check on him. That's very nice. We look forward to her visits.
My focus for this time in my life is Bob and his care. Most of the time I'm pretty content but I do think I may have to take a day trip to the coast one day soon or lose my mind. That doesn't happen often but I've been working on that one for a while.
I'm addicted to digital devices. They're my contact with the outside world. How did caregivers survive before they were available?
Our days together are quiet. Most days are good. I'm okay with this time in my life. I seem to have reached a time when material things are not as important as they were when I was young.
Moving to Oregon from Texas was a very good decision. We have a nice place to live, plenty to eat and enough money not to feel pinched. I'd say my life is good these days.