AND THE REST......IS HISTORY!!

Although it would seem that I never have any time to do a decent job on this blog, I actually have had more time, but less inspiration. So despite my lack of contributions to the site, it really has been an interesting and eventful year ...or so.... and of course time passes whether you are engaged or not!!  (Although most of the time I WAS having fun!!!) 

It seemed that after losing my beloved sister, then moving out of my treasured RV, I was on totally new turf!! And as I did not WANT to move from my RV, I did so because my nephew was stressed about my having such a precarious lifestyle and it was an expensive lifestyle with the RV payment, insurance, space rent, big truck fuel! And I was alone all the time...

By nature, I am quiet and pretty much a loner. So moving into this large gated senior citizen community was not my choice, but as I said, my nephew was not happy with the RV park location, the neighborhood, and a list of other things... so I finally capitulated and moved into a gated Senior community not to distant from where I was!! And surprise.... I liked it!!

So I seems that I made some friends, attended the activities that the community sponsored, and finally after some months of thoroughly enjoying myself, I met a gentleman friend.  And the rest is history.....

We both loved to dance and started going out on Saturday evenings to a great dancing location..... and the rest (as they say) is history.

We dated for months, and when my lease was due to be renewed, we decided to move in together....so we did! We have been together for some time now, we still go out dancing at a favorite spot of ours, and generally keep ourselves busy with movies, and other outings!  Life is grand!
  

PART DEUX - AIN'T IT FUNNY? ... HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY???

Ye Gods... This last year of my life has been like tornado..... and just when I was thinking that things were calming down - bingo bango!!!  More turmoil.... then bingo bango even MORE turmoil!!!

Although in retrospect I must admit that this time the turmoil was actually positive, even if I, at time didn't think so!

I must also admit that I, the RVSISTER am actually getting old (yikes...).  And as the old bod starts loosening, sinking, sagging and otherwise weakening, there are bound to be some visible repercussions...(arg!) which have become more visible with each passing day.

So it seems that one day I was happily living in my RV, and the next, I was the newest tenant at the local "Senior" living community. This of course was after some time spent by my nephew, wearing me down, and the realization that the RV was also getting old and things were breaking and needing to be replaced at an alarming rate!

So first there was finding a suitable place, then the selling, of RV, Truck and other traveling gear and then the moving....

Las Vegas is a great place, and now after all the selling, moving, adapting, figuring out where everything is, getting used to the new apartment - I actually love it!!!  (And in this senior community I have a new gentleman friend; who loves to dance (by the way...) and we have been having a great time during the last number of (blogging silence) months!! Woo Hoo!!

And with all that I haven't mentioned yet that my trusty old computer just pooped out - I turned it on one day, it made a popping sound, and was dead!! It just completely stopped working....

And, to tell you that - despite the fact that I had this online backup service, it has still taken a number of months trying to get all my old sites and information into the new laptop!  (What a chore!!!) 

But at last things are getting back to normal and I hope to be back at my blogging with new adventures of my life at the "Senior Community" now that I am completely settles..... and I have a new gentleman friend....More to come.....

HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY....... AINT'T IT FUNNY??

Ok, I hope you are old enough to recognize my play on the song, because the song is actually applicable to life. (If you are to young to remember this song, is "Ain't It Funny, How Time Slips Away") in general. And for me, even though I am retired and (basically) keeping myself occupied with busy work most every day. I can't tell you how many times I have looked up at the clock and wondered - "where did the day go???"  And I actually can't tell you. I have somehow wiled, whittled, snoozed, or otherwise absorbed the entire day of 8 long hours without cognizant recognition of time actually passing!!

I am not making a big thing of this, but seriously, I don't actually do anything all day - most days. So I find it fascinating at how the hours can seemingly pass so quickly without my cognitive recognition of them doing so. Because when I was working, I remember how incredibly long.... the days seemed. Most days seemed to never end; at least the portion that I spent working!!  The only thing that I can think of to explain the time passing is that I have an amazing ability to focus on the here and now to the total exclusion of the then and when!

This sounds like a perfect way to spend the days, and most of the time, it is! Rolling with the flow is relaxing, not stressful and personally calming: except occasionally. There are some days when I have something that I DO have to remember, or do, or not do: and, you guessed it!, nine times out of ten I breeze through the day then suddenly realize 5 hours after I should have done something, that I should have done something..... OUCH!!

And yes, I even have a personal calendar book wherein I write stuff that I should do; just to be sure that I do it. However the problem is that I have to remember to really look at the calendar book to find out what I should be doing.

I have to tell you, I've said it before and I'll say it again, getting old is not for sissies!!