It takes me a bit of time in the morning to get to going...lots of snap,cackle and pops,and I am not talking cereal here :) Its the old arthritis,along with another list of other ailments...that I won't be listing! The first chore I try and tackle is feeding,and watering my animal friends. Jessie,the two kitties,and our newcomer, Snowie, the Chihuahua. I leave the job of filling the bird feeders as needed for my neighbor daughter,whom also does the bulk of my housekeeping two days a week. (Big blessing there) I make myself a cup of coffee or two in the morning,but I am terrible about not eating something until around noon or later. This is one thing I hope to make a change for the better with, eating a good healthy breakfast! I like getting on line while I am having my coffee and doing what I do on here. My blog...your blogs...facebook...pinterest, checking emails, reading some news,weather,etc. I admit...I spend a lot of time on line. I am working on that area as well! I do whatever other chores are needed to be done,the ones that I am able to do...which sometimes includes sorting and weeding through household and personal stuff! At this time... I am once again sorting and weeding through my book shelves. I am now having to take Snowie out several times a day to do her business. Which at first I thought was going to be a struggle for me,but now I am thinking it could be a good motivation for me to move a bit more than I normally do,which will be a good thing! I also read,crochet....take tea in the afternoon,and almost always have a nap about midday. I just get sleepy everyday about that time,and if I am home, I will take a nap! Some days I do laundry,not any specific day..just when its needed. My daughter does most of the folding and putting away. I can still take care of cleaning the toilet and sink in the bathroom ,while my daughter tackles the tub for me. She takes care of the sweeping,vacuuming and mopping as well. I sit in a chair at the sink to wash my dishes,my daughter drys them and puts them away. Some days ,she does the washing as well,depending on how I am feeling at the time!
I can't get out in the yard much anymore,but I do go out onto the porch,or off the porch just a bit now and again. I don't do much cooking anymore at all. With just myself living at home now, I normally pop something in the microwave oven to heat and eat,or open a can of soup,etc. I try and keep some fresh fruit and vegetables handy as well. But... if I know you are coming,I'll bake you a cake :)
In the evenings I will feed the animals again,have some supper myself..maybe a hot cup of tea..either read or watch a movie on DVD,then its time for prayers and goodnight again. Most my days are slow paced and easy,but it wasn't always so...I have raised four children,have worked in and out of the home,did all those things we mothers do, taking kiddos here,there,and it seems like everywhere,school,doctor,and dental appointments,etc..etc.. ,but as you know children grow,things change,bodies get sick and weaker,and sometime people go away..and then it comes down to just you,or maybe you and a pet or two. Such is my case,but I do have many loved ones and friends that keep my life far from being lonely....I am content. When I am able I get out and about with my children or a friend...that is always a good time,and then there is always church on Sundays,and bible study on Wednesday evening. I consider myself very blessed and thank the Lord for my life...just as it is! Thank you for letting me share a little part of my life here ...with all of you. Blessings,Shelley