Big Coin? Who's got a "big" coin?
The one thing I don't like about my
apartment is: it has no washer and dryer. Too old.
It doesn't even have a back door! Very old.
A well-maintained 1950's Vintage Dream.
I call it "My Della Street Apartment."
Almost everyone else here is like, 80.
I am like the Quasi-Resident Nurse.
But I digress. I have been so sick - I felt burdened
with all this laundry. Took it to a laundry mat - 6 loads...
All time record! I washed every thing I own. Sheesh!
I felt a sense of uneasiness creeping up on me.
So I quickly found my newly (re)learned
Panic and Anxiety Reduction Skills.
You know, coping skills! Other people might have
always had them. But for me, they seem to be learned.
Learned, re-learned, and I need to practice them!
There seems to be plenty of opportunities to practice.
Took a deep breath. Looked around.
All is well...I just don't really want to be here!
Maybe overdoing it a wee little bit - from having spent
a week on the cough watching old movies!
The place itself is good -
Clean, safe, attended, tv on, good value for a "big coin..."
A plus of coming here is that you get all yer laundry done
in a hour and a half. Including folding!
Little kids in laundry baskets - charming......
So once again, it's the idea of the thing that I don't like.
Not the reality. The reality is fine.
Back to problem solving/coping skills 101.
I can do this thing (what ever it is) even if I really don't want to!
Or at least I can try!
Such crude beginnings....
It reminded me of a story from an earlier
copy of Muscle and Fitness magazine.
Joe Weider (link) would work out with junk,
and bricks, car tires and axle rods.
We work with what we have. Start where we
are at..... that kind of thing.
You really can't start anywhere else, actually.
But it's all good! Cuz that's not where you'll stay!
My wonderful neighbor helped throw the laundry
over the 2nd floor balcony into the bed of Trucky.
And away we went!
Now, home to do the mountain o' dishes!
How does stuff pile up so darned fast
when yer sick?
It remains a great mystery of life!
This just in: Dishes are done - almost it was almost effortless!
Funny how sometimes mundane projects just seem to fly!
Other times it drags on forever!
Hope your weekend is shaping up!
Have a good one!