Thursday, March 11, 2021

I 'm Checkin In

I haven't posted in a long time so I thought I would bring you up to date about what has been happening in my life. 
I just moved into my new apartment in a 55+ Senior apartment that is brand new. It was just built. I put my pre-ap back in May and I just got accepted on the 20th of February. My apartment is one bedroom on the first floor which I like. I don't have to worry about the elevator even though it is only a three-floor apartment building. They, also, have villas that are for the more handicapped people. I love it because it sits back off the street and you can look out the windows without having to stand. It is just seniors and you only see children when they are visiting someone.
    I actually get exercise walking to take my trash out which is at the opposite end of the building. We have an exercising room and a small track outside to walk. What I like about the track it is flat with no inclines. 
    My family is happy with my move and approved of it. At my old apartment, there was a shooting that was just two blocks away from it. The person who got shot ended up dying. It was just too close for comfort. I have watched our city go downhill and you have to be aware of your surroundings at all times. 
    I am working three days a week doing bookkeeping for a 501 c3 organization. There is a Nutrition Center which gives food to people at no cost to them that we inturn get from like Sam's Club, Walmart, Hyvee, and Price Shoppers just to name a few to help them during these trying times. There will be a Re-entry building that will help those coming out of prison to re-enter the workforce. We used to have a 24/7 shelter for the homeless, but another organization took over the management of it. I work in an entirely different building so that I am not around those buildings.
They come to get me, feed me lunch, and bring me home plus I get paid for the hours that I work. 
    I got to go on a couple of trips last summer and in the fall. I went to the 4-H state horse show to watch my grandson ride his horse. I, always enjoy watching the kids ride their horses. Then in November, I got to go see the Christmas lights with them in Branson, we always stop at Lambert's when we go down to eat. If you go away hungry, you have no one to blame but yourself. 
    I still do my hand embroidery work. I didn't get to do any craft shows because they were all canceled. I am hoping that we soon get back to normal, but I don't know when that will be. It is going to be a year of the unknown with what is happening in our country now.
    I miss the trees that I had at my home, but I have adjusted. The people who bought it cut down the beautiful Magnolia tree that I shared a picture with you. The kids won't take me by so I can see how they changed it because they said that it would just make me sad. 
    It has been three years since my husband passed away,  I know that he is in a better place. I still miss being able to talk and see him. Hopefully, we will be able to go without the mask and being able to spend time with our families. 
    I am well and have managed to stay healthy. I hope you all have been doing well. Take care.


Vickie said...

Your new apartment sounds perfect Shirley. I am glad you have a nice job and it is going well. So glad you continue to do your embroidery also. I do not go look at our home that we sold either. My husband has. He said she has not taken care of the gardens at all, they have grown wild. I do not want to see it. It does make me sad. I hope you continue to stay well my friend.

Linda said...

So happy to see your post today! You are an amazing lady! Working three days a week and moving to a new apartment! You inspire me with thr way you change with the times and keep up on things. I first started following you when your husband was still with you. God bless you as you bless so many others.

Mereknits said...

Thank you for checking in with us Shirley, no wonder you have not posted you have been so busy. Glad you like your new place, stay safe my friend.

Gert said...

Oh Shirley I’m so glad to hear from you. I was thinking of
you the other day’ Sounds like you’re doing well and as always keeping busy . Your apartment really sounds nice. I know what you mean about shootings etc. There was a high speed chase that went by my house a few hours ago. How things change over time. And of course not always for
the good. sad..
Please stay well and take care of yourself.

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