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Saturday, February 18, 2017      14 comments

I'm struggling. Last week I came down with a very bad cold. Most of the symptoms are gone except the cough, but I'm still barking like a harbor seal at feeding time. Between cough and roommate, I'm not getting nearly enough sleep. I tried to nap... Read more
Valentine's Day (such as it is)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      17 comments

How I'm feeling today: I've got a bad cold and I get very little sleep, for reasons I've detailed before (loud-spoken roommate with flimsy b... Read more
Sunday, February 05, 2017      13 comments

I'm drained. Yesterday was my baby's birthday. She'd have been 35. I would love to think she'd have grown into a feisty Nasty Woman like me. My roommate has some sort of cognitive issue. She asks people over and over, am I doing all right? ... Read more
Losing my humanity
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      19 comments

I feel like I'm losing my heart and my compassion. My roommate bursts into tears several times a day over trivial things, and instead of sympathy I just feel intense irritation. This morning I wanted to shout at her because I'd just seen a photo... Read more
Rainy day randomness
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      17 comments

The weather here has been nuts. We've had such strong winds and heavy rain that we had a six-hour blackout here on Sunday. The power crashed fifteen minutes before the start of the 49ers game and boy, did the fans howl! They kept shouting at the... Read more
It's been a long, crazy time
Saturday, January 07, 2017      19 comments

I know I've been away a long time, and I apologize. My focus lately is terrible. They recently started me on Tamiflu, and it's messing with me (I don't have the flu but my last roommate did). Just before Thanksgiving they moved a new roomma... Read more
Whine and roses
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      20 comments

They moved a new roommate in with me. She brought so much stuff with her, we can barely move. She wants the window shut tight because she's always cold. I asked the CNA to close the door at night but she says no because "it's too dark," which wa... Read more
It's been crazy
Thursday, November 10, 2016      15 comments

I know I've been away for awhile. Things have been crazy, even before the elevtion. Two weeks ago the staff here suggested I move to another room. They told me it's a lot quieter in that part of the building, so I agreed. Not only was it no... Read more
Thursday, October 27, 2016      16 comments

Yesterday they asked me if I'd like to transfer to another room. They told me it's a much quieter part of the building, and that the CNA I can't stand doesn't work in this area. I no sooner get here than I find out that it's even noisier and tha... Read more
The rambling wreck
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      14 comments

The rain has stopped for the moment, but I sure hope we get more. California needs all the rain it can get. I also would enjoy a good thunderstorm, too. I got a new roommate yesterday. So far she seems nice, but she's a bit of an insomniac.... Read more
Tuesday trifles
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      14 comments

The roommate who constantly complained went home, but the CNA who usually takes care of me on the day shift fills the gap. She constantly gripes that she's overworked. She complains about her coworkers (I don't think she likes any of them). She'... Read more
Through the Looking Glass
Monday, October 17, 2016      8 comments

I feel like this place is some alternate universe I've fallen into. The CNA who usually takes care of me in the morning complains constantly about how overworked she is and how little help she gets from other staffers. This morning I told her I ... Read more
How and why
Sunday, October 16, 2016      14 comments

Some people have asked how I got here. It's a long story. A year ago April I had a mental and emotional breakdown. This resulted in my losing my job in July and my apartment in August. I've been homeless ever since. In April of this year I ... Read more
Saturday, October 15, 2016      15 comments

Today is National I Love Yarn Day. Just saying... I'm going to finish the current shawl today or tomorrow. Next one -- hmmm -- the complicated black one or the simple hunter green? Or maybe the tailored lavender one? This morning I wok... Read more
Rainy Friday
Friday, October 14, 2016      10 comments

Heavy rain, coffee and my knitting. It would be an enjoyable morning if my roommate wasn't in full complaint mode since six A.M. She doesn't like ANYTHING. In my defense, the yarn was on sale. I was ambushed by deep discounts. I bought a ne... Read more

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