My last post was in November of last year. Now we are three quarters through the year and I have much to report.
Yes, I have one now! My biggest event on Christmas was for my friend, Kurt, to become my boyfriend, Kurt. He’s a paraplegic, so he’s on wheels, too, and learning to walk again. He happens to be my neighbor, which is how we met. He’s a veteran, fought in Iraq, and so between his issues and mine, it’s been interesting and rough, but I think getting the hard stuff over with first is maybe a blessing in disguise. I cannot tell you how much I love him. Like the old song says, he’s in my heart, he’s in my soul. I am madly, crazily, in love with him, and he keeps asking me why. I tell him, “Because I do.” Truly, life would not be the same without him, and I pray he’s the one.
Yesterday was his daughter’s 18th birthday. So we went down to Morgantown, IN, for her party. The plan was that he would spend a few days with her, but as plans change, she came home with us. So Duke and I are kicking it in my apartment this weekend, letting them have some one on one time.
It was neat meeting his daughter. She is such a sweet girl. We’ve spoken on the phone before and I love her so much already.
I really pray that the PowerBall ticket I bought is the jackpot winner. I would love to buy an accessible house for myself, with two master bedrooms (since sometimes our various health problems make it impossible to sleep in the same bed), and at least two guest bedrooms, one of which would be for his daughter. It would have an awesome accessible kitchen that he and I could work in with ease, and various other purposed rooms.
His ex and he talked about him moving down there and that there are low income apartments in that area. She said we could see about getting me a place down there, too. I would love that.
Speaking of daughters…
Tami and I are communicating again! This is a relatively new development. I have yet to see her, but we have spoken on the phone and Facebook messaged back and forth. I can only hope and pray that this relationship blossoms. I can’t take back the past, and neither can she, but we can start a fresh relationship as two grown women, which would be wonderful.
I know, everyone wants an update on Duke. He is doing wonderfully. Despite being around two people in wheelchairs, he still knows who his partner is and performs admirably. Often I don’t have to even give the command and he does it. I love him so much. Life would not be the same without him either.
My computer decided to quit working this summer. Thankfully, a friend from church came to the rescue and did it as a tithe to the church and all is well. One day soon I hope to get a laptop so I have a portable computer as well.
State of mind
As you can see, I am largely happy. And with Kurt’s guidance I’m becoming a lot more organized, which helps me feel a lot better. I am blessed to have good doctors that actually come to the apartment and am on pain management now. Most people don’t realize that there is a lot of physical pain that comes with conditions such as Kurt’s and mine. Taking away most of the pain takes a whole lot of weight off of my mind. We are trying to get Medicaid to approve a change of antidepressant. I’ll have to call Monday to see if the pharmacy got the approval.
Yes, it’s arrived. I know what I am getting my granddaughter, Akane. Her birthday is on the 25th. I do not know what to do for Robert and Tami’s birthdays on the 9th and 11th of next month, but I am sure something will come to mind.
Mine comes on November 14th. I’ve been updating my Amazon Wishlist as there’s a lot of stuff that needs removed as it’s no longer pertinent and makes the whole thing a major cluster.
Right now I have a sweet face leaning on my arm, so that’s Duke’s sign that it’s time for a trip outside for a break.
Hopefully I will post much more often. I’d like to have a real blog that I can do more with, including having an Amazon store and such. If anyone knows about how to go about this as cheaply as possible, please let me know. Thanks!