Friday, January 15, 2016

The way things are going............

I'm still here. I seem to have settled into not feeling bad, not feeling glad, trying to get things done but the problems with my feet slow me down so much.  I look for the joy each day and try to be an upper, try to do something new.  Amanda assures me that it's not just me, it's the January after Christmas blahs.  I'm wondering if it's a stage of grief.  Whatever it is I don't like it.

On another note, yesterday I forgot about senior discount day at Albertsons.  I went out there to buy some things, have to use a cart because of my feet.  Started in around the store and ran into someone I know, stopped to chat for a minute.  Before we knew it we were creating a traffic jam of all the seniors who we were holding up and they were afraid all the bargains would be gone.  I took the nearest open aisle and got out of the store as quick as I could.  I'm a senior, too, and I like a bargain, too, but not at the expense of a peaceful shopping experience.

A good thing - I took Rascal to a new dog park, something which he has never done.  Off leash, other dog smells, it was good for him.  He doesn't get along very well with other dogs (on leash) so this might make his life better.  No other dogs there at that time so it gave him a chance to get his bearings.

So see!  My life right now is not really exciting but we do the best we can.     Diane


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The feelings you are having are a part of grief and are normal. Even without loss, we experience those days of up and down, good and bad, wrong and right.

People hear there's , a bargain and think they gotta have it, whatever it may be. Most of us really don't need a thing. I say less spending, and more communicating. You were doing the right thing by visiting with someone you hadn't seen in a while.

Glad to hear you were able to get out with Rascal. Hope your feet start to feel better. I know how it feels to have pain as I've got bunions (thanks to my mom) and have had heel spurs and a really bad ankle sprain (thanks to Zack). :)

Take care,

Ruth Hiebert said...

I agree with Tammy,those feelings are part of the grieving process.Just hang in there and do the best you can,it will get a little easier in time.

Kit said...

Yes, the after Christmas Blues! My youngest gets them bad, she loves all the excitement and glitter and is sad when it goes. Me, I am kind of glad to just settle in and stay home and be peaceful after the holidays. Just chill, enjoy your dog and the quiet and as the months go on, you will perk up and get back into the swing. I promise. :) Kit

Jane the Booklady said...

Dear Diane, One of the things that I learnt is that grief is so exhausting. If you couple that with post Christmas tiredness and grey January weather, it is bound to make you feel dreadful. You are being amazingly brave and taking one day at a time. xx

Name: Amanda said...

Your bangs are looking good! Sorry you are in a funk - I am looking forward to our visit! Xobean