No bugs,a cool Breeze and I think I am drunk!

I am so happy to be where I am right now in at this instant.

And I’m sure I will feel the same sober.

mentida,  I’m fine just a bit of drinkypoo with my friend Marie

I like where I am so much that I have no plans to leave here, which was not my plan. My plan was to travel all about the country side visiting  parks and public lands.   I could keep traveling finding new places to stay but why? I sometimes feel like I have not acomplished what I set out to do, travel, boondogging here and there, but why should I   if this works for me? And it works for me now.

By the way, My landlady, CJ has a guest house for $25/night so come visit me!

I’m going to buy a storage unit big enough to have windows where I can paint and do my artisty stuff and maybe even see a client or two.  My massage chair arrived today,       (great idea Nancy) My landlady seems to think I’ll be able to see clients here, even if I don’t it will be good to have a small studio right here as my RV is a bit tiny for business or art making.

Today I bought plants and planters, so excited to start seeds for a small garden of flowers,  cucumbers, and lavender,  plants are expensive so I have just a few for now, my space will be so beautiful when the seeds explode.  Wow, everything I want right here in my small space. Could anyone feel richer than me…I?  It’s  good to have few needs,  a simple life, few obligations, friends  and peace of mind every day………..

But my smart car is making worrisome noises.  Now it’s something in the left front area sounds noisy, maybe this wasn’t the best choice for a towed car. To do anything to it I would need to take it to El Paso, the only authorized repair shop close-ish by. I’ll see about it mañana.  It drives okay except for the noise, thoughts?

It would have been a perfect day to do my roof today, sunny but not too hot, no nasty wind and more important, no rain.  Where is Frank?  Where is my roof guy? We really should get this done  before the monsoons arrive.  Does  NM gets monsoones rains? I don’t know but my landlady suggests we get it done before they arrive..  Frank is a good guy I’m told,  also I think  he may be the guy to ask about  pot availability in this area.  Could this be why he hasn’t been around, busy being blissed?

Have  I told you about my experience with pot?  I think it is something an old girl should try at least once.  I’ve tried it a few times with no sensation of anything happening until I smoked with  my friend Robert.  Those walks we took to the lake had the added interest of smoking his pot.  He used a little pipe and it was easy to grab a bit of smoke and hold it without na55JU6eT66Z9EGlUtVizA_thumb_2ad6 coughing much but I felt nothing at all, while he was there being blissed.  He said try it again several times and I did until WoW I felt it and it was Not Pleasant.  I felt unsteady unable to put one leg in front of another and needed to be guided home.  It didn’t last long, I’d like to give it another try, maybe not outside or somewhere I don’t have to go far to get home, or at home. It was interesting, a feeling of not being in charge of myself or my limbs. What was going on in my brain? Why is this something deemed agreeable and why do I want to keep trying to reach the state of bliss advertised ?

Because I can.

 

Too Bad I’m not Licensed

Recently I’ve gotten interested in doing more acupuncture. it is too bad I am not licensed to practice!

I did study for 3 years but went back to nursing when I failed an exam I should have aced. test fear of failure I think, Oh well, the skills are still here and people like to be practiced on for free so it’s all good.

One guy said ‘so you think people are going to ask to see your license when you don’t charge them?

Probably not, especially if they have good results. Which they generally do!

I think the combination of needles and trigger point massage helped my sister but there may be more to her problem that I don’t know, I would never suggest to omit other standard therapies.

Anyway this has encouraged me to look into my books and online and I found an app that I wish I’d had when going to school and today I watched a online video using electric acupuncture on one single point L4, with whole body effect especially for pain that I want to try on a new camper one of these days.

We can never stop learning, when we do something dies.

or we get boring.

I Thought it was Sunday!

I left at 7 am and wondered why there was so much traffic, everyone going to church? I heard on the radio it was Monday and thought he was wrong and telling people the wrong day. I still thought it was Sunday until I heard it again and finally realized it was Monday.

Troubling.

Sometimes it takes me a long time to accept a truth I think is wrong and after wonder how I could have been so wrong for so long.

To be as independent as I am, able to manage most areas of my life decently and have to accept limitations of my thought processes sucks, not an elegant term but I find it fits here.

I had thought to leave Plano on Sunday and changed my mind.

I wish I had left on Sunday.

Too Early to pack up my Electric Blanket and Heater?

I’m so happy to be back in NM and GG.  Visiting is nice, coming home is delicious.

It was chilly this morning but not so chilly that I used my heated blanket, or my heater.  Mid May I want to put away my warm clothes and every winter protection item and prepare for the summer heat that will present other concerns.

It’s still windy here but my Smart cart was great and we traveled 775 miles with no problems, she started  and went into drive easily as it should,  remember in Dallas it took a tow to the shop to find nothing wrong.  Just a smart car thing I suppose.  I drove right through with breaks for gas and arrived before it got dark which was my goal.  I didn’t pay attention to my milage because it doesn’t matter how good or bad it is to me, I’m still going.

Frank came by this morning, we are waiting for a good day to do my roof.Can’t be too windy or rain. Must be completed in the same day.  His vertigo seems to have gone away, good news.

My new faucet was installed, looks great, Thanks Dan

We still have plenty of updates to complete, poco a poco.

My plants survived thanks to Becca.  I want more plants, I want a morning glory to climb my RV, that would be so cool but the surface of GG is smooth so that might not happen.

 

 

 

I miss GG, my Gas Guzzling RV

I’ve been here a week, I’m going home tomorrow, I did good here, my sister is recovering and I think this is due to my interventions more than anything and that makes me happy, and if she does what I told her she will be 100% fine. ..

I need to see how things are going with my GG, while I’ve been gone. I know the roof isn’t done, apparently Frank is having problems with vertigo so getting up on my roof is not a good idea.

My new faucet has been installed and I’m told that I will love it.

My plants may or may not be thriving, at least one, probably the jade plant, has not survived. It was a bad time to leave them but when I get back I’m going to get working on my patio to make my out door room with plants and a comfortable reclining chair and an big umbrella for shade

I have a plan that maybe I shouldn’t tell you about and may be wrong thinking but I’ve decided to look at my finances in this way. I’m 76 in pretty good health don’t have anything that is going to kill me anytime soon but I am old, so I could go any time or stay another 10 years or even more! Yikes!

I’m going to buy whatever I need to be comfortable. I don’t mean to spend crazy, I don’t need lots of stuff…besides I have no space to put ‘stuff’. I will get what I need for comfort without worrying so much about the cost and will use my credit cards liberally. I used to pay my cards off each month and never paid interest on them but why should I do that now in my situation?. I could die with credit card debt. You know that when a person dies your primary debt is first, your credit card debt is the last thing to collect on and often is not collected at all. ( I googled this!) If that is so, should I care to always be up to date with my credit card bills, at my age? Besides I have insurance that can be used for this debt. when I’m gone.

My son questions my ethics.

What do you think about this?

I feel liberated!

Just kidding, I can and do pay for my comforts they are very simple, all I want are some planters to garden in, a shady space to sit comfortably, maybe a massage table or a low table to practice my acupuncture massage skills on friends in a comfortable space.

I’m not a big spender and am happy with where I am and what I have, but there a few changes I’m going to make as far as comfort goes,

I can’t wait to get started.

Smarty Pants Smart Car

I’ve decided that Babe must be a male no way would a female babe would do to me what he did.  Made me doubt my abilities to manage my car.  I double checked to make sure the car would not move from park to drive before the tow truck arrived and towed it away to the mercedes sales and repair in Dallas.

I got the message yesterday that the car was ready to be picked up, and what was wrong with it?   Nothing was wrong, it was running fine and the trans mission is fine, they checked it on the computer and everything worked just fine.

They did have another smart car that did the same, unable to move from park to drive but it seems to not have happened again with the other car so I’m hopeful that it won’t happen again so mine either.

This episode cost me $0, not even the tow, no service charge  and the service was excellent.  Thank you Mercedes!o4RvCWTuSpae99AmXToXcQ_thumb_1edb

I don’t understand my car and should study it’s different behaviores and learn it’s functions and where things can be found,  The battery is under the passengers seat and I’m not sure where the engine is!  I’ll need to spend some time and   attention to what everything does, even the radio is a question I need to find answers.  I drove 700+ miles without the radio or music because I hadn’t taken time to see how to set up my phone with music while using the gps

My arm hurts but I am protected from 11 different  strains of pneumonia, are you?

I know I have mis spellings here…..sorry

Thinking about my RV Roof…..

And I’m wondering  have I  been foolish to trust a man with my money and roof repair.   I’ve discovered that the man didn’t show up to do the work,   actually I still trust that he will get it done, maybe not on my timeline but on his.  He works for the owner of the park part time so I ‘m sure he’ll  come back,  I don’t think  he would lose his job for only $100,  He knows I’m gone and probably assumes he can do the work whenever before I return.  Though we did agree he would do it a certain day.  I asked another friend  to do some exterior work, that I wanted a make over, he just smiled and pointed out some areas of difficulty.   Seems like I’ve run into some people who only see difficulty where I see possibility.

The devilbladderbitch found me this morning and so I stayed home with my son instead of seeing my sister.  She looks good but shaky and weak from her experience in the hospital.  Tomorrow I’ll check in with her and maybe do some shopping.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2aba

 

I wrote the above a few days ago and since then my sisters problems have  became a huge headache, literally she tried all the usual things to relieve a headache without  effect, it was looking like another trip to the ER looking for a answer to this ongoing headache that didn’t let her sleep   rated on the pain scale a 9! But before deciding to go to the ER I wanted to try to see if needling her would help. With the combination of acupuncture (so glad I brought my needles) and deep myofascial release massage of her shoulders and scalp we brought the pain down to a 2-3. Tomorrow I’ll repeat the treatment and I think she will be fine.. So happy to use my skills!