Life is funny-strange
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
More often life is funny-strange rather than funny-amusing. I am not moving out of the apartment building after all... instead I am moving to the second floor. It’s nice in that moving is easier (sort of), and it was the most logical and fiscally responsible thing to do, but... we shall see if I am able to sleep any better in the new apartment. I am still in the same apartment building after all. So the same people, the same anxieties, the same stressors. I am cautiously optimistic that this will be for the better. The new apartment is bigger (a one bedroom, rather than a studio), and the rent will be less than my old apartment on the third floor. I am doing most of the moving of boxes by myself, though I have had plenty of help with moving furniture. This past weekend my brother, nephew, and I got most of the furniture moved downstairs (thank goodness there’s an elevator!), and one of my nieces helped me to start packing up the kitchen. I then have a couple of closets, the bathroom, and the rest of the kitchen to move. My knees are disagreeing with me at this point. I believe it is from all the squatting and lifting I have been doing.
I still plan on moving out in the next couple of years, but for now this will suffice. In the meantime I have been spending most nights at dad’s house while the move is in progress. The dogs are happy with the arrangement. The Cooper-dog has been at dad’s house since the beginning of January with my niece’s dog Sweet Pea and my dad’s cat (the ninja kitty) Darkness. I have the feeling my pup will be a touch bored when it is back to him and I in an apartment.
It is supposed to be brutally cold on Friday in the negative degrees. That isn’t too horrible though as it’s only the second time this winter. We usually have weeks and weeks of cold like that. I guess I have gotten spoiled though, as the idea of cold like that is daunting for me this year. We have barely had much winter this year in terms of temperatures or snowfall.
The state of the world is the lead item on my strange list. I try not to dwell on the political arena (around the world or in the US) at least not too much. I don’t want to be a complete ostrich and pretend nothing is going on, but there’s so much that’s distressing that I have absolutely no control over that if I fretted over it all I would be paralyzed with anxiety (more than usual) and buried in depression. I need to find enough distance so that I can keep functioning.
Well, I am just blathering on now.
Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!!