Not much going on

alive-444540_1280I first quit work the end of May. That started this new journey of new things including home health care, physical therapy and spending my days mostly alone. It has been an interesting journey which has started me exercising and lately dieting all to improve my health. Now 5 months have passed and life has settled into a routine.

Because hubby and daughter, my part-time caretaker, still work, I spend a lot of time alone. I have always enjoyed my own company and find plenty of things to do, despite my handicap. I watch tv, I read and write blogs, I usually take a nap and am knitting a prayer shawl. I do my physical therapy exercises every day and several days a week add some exercise/games from the wii fit program. My daughter has an online web page offering an edit/critique/proofread of new manuscripts wanting to grow up to be novels ready for publishing. I work part-time for her, reading and proofreading the manuscripts. When I get bored with productive things, I play solitaire.

Yesterday we had our first snow of the season. I am so glad that I don’t have to get out in the weather and drive to work. Driving in bad weather always added some stress to my life. I have to get to the car by wheelchair and so I would think only a crazy person would get out in bad weather. If I got stuck or had an accident, I would be stuck in my car since I couldn’t walk to get help. It is exciting to be safe at home and see the weather through the window without the detriments.

Flipping channels found me on the history channel. I found out that Wendy’s is one of the fast food chains that is using new technologies to serve their customers. Some of their chains use a professional call center of order takers. When you pull up to the drive up window and place your order, you might be talking to some one in Kentucky sitting in a cubicle. They will take your order and it goes electronically to your Wendy’s restaurant where they make your food. Wow. Long distance fast food? And I learned that McDonald’s is beginning the technology to use the old frying oil as truck fuel. Talk about recycling. Amazing. What was interesting to learn was that all fast food has hi tech behind them. They all use special labs to test the ingredients used in their food products. CSI for fast food.

And so, time passes. Soon it will be Thanksgiving. Since we are all on diets and measuring everything we eat I will have to think about whether or not to have a big turkey dinner in the house. Sounds sad, but frozen tv dinners by Marie Callender or Healthy Choice are actually pretty tasty. And I wouldn’t have to worry about all the extras to tempt me. It has been too much work to lose 23 lbs. since I quit work to mess it up with one over indulgent dinner. I cringe at the thought.

I guess that’s enough rambling for today…just wanted to keep in touch and let everyone know I’m still alive and kicking. See you again next time…take care…

About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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4 Responses to Not much going on

  1. Gale Wright says:

    It’s fortunate that most of your family has changed their eating habits–I bet that no one will mind exchanging the traditional foods for some nice Marie Callender’s! And clean up will be so easy!


  2. emmawicker says:

    The wonderful thing about the internet is that, even if you are home alone, there are many people who will chat to you online 🙂 Well done on losing all that weight, what an achievement!


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