Several people have mentioned to me that I am awfully quiet lately. I know that. I've never been a 'chatty' person (well, I have my moments. ha) but nowadays I am withdrawn and silent. For one thing... there is nothing to talk about. Nothing going on in my life worth saying. My Mother always said if you didn't have anything good to say then don't.
So many people that we know are being moved to nursing homes or dying. It sure makes you stop and think about what might lie ahead for us. Age is creeping up faster and faster and I just think that we are on a merry go round that has lost control. Our friends Dick and Patsy moved into an assisted living home. Other friends Tour and John moved into one, as well. Elbert's old morning coffee buddy is moving into a Masonic Home. It's depressing.
Elbert's really been out of it most of the time lately and sleeping a lot. Day after day I don't see a soul or talk to anyone. Now, don't get me wrong. I have always cherished my 'alone' time but this is not 'alone' time. My every waking moment my thoughts and actions are on Elbert.
So, I have a new project. I am going to work on being friendlier and chatty, make sure I have things to say. I need to be sure I don't lose myself. I need to be interesting enough to others so that I am not completely shut off.
Let's see... I'll get the calendar out and chose some activities to put on it. Tomorrow will be a better day.