|Talking to my friend Pat on FaceTime|
There is a lot of bad stuff going on in the world today but I'm enjoying a Free Zone right now.
What is a "Free Zone"? Folks, that's NO DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS for the foreseeable future! Hallelujah!
Oh sure, I still get my Credit Card Services robo call every morning about 10 o'clock informing me "This is your LAST chance to transfer your credit card balances! Press One to talk to a service representative". I used to get pissed off and hang up, because even though I'm on a Do Not Call List, good old Credit Card Services of America (a scam outfit) STILL calls every morning. Now I answer the phone every morning and wait for a "credit card service representative" (who almost always has a Spanish accent, what's THAT all about?) to hang up on me as soon as I ask "Take me off of your calling list." How long will they call? Will they be calling my number after I'm long dead and gone? Oh course they will. But folks, my life is good.
So why do I say my life is good?
- I have a beautiful home,
- my prostate cancer is in remission,
- no kidney stones,
- I live with a loving and caring man (for the last 51 years), I have a very good friend albeit Canadian who I can and DO share anything with
- My mortgage is paid off
- My injured leg is almost back to normal
- I have a good job with great co-workers
- I live in a wonderful neighborhood with great neighbors
- My brain is still fully functioning
- I have several very good friends (they know who they are)
- I no longer waste my valuable time on people or activities that don't respect me or add to my life
Do I still have concerns? Oh sure. My Medicare supplement insurance bill keeps going up every six months. I just hope I can outlive the biannual increases before I die.
I am also concerned that one of those Republican clowns will be elected to the presidency thus taking over the government. And folks, there goes the country. George W. Bush and his criminal cronies almost brought down this country. Don't give them a second chance! In the meantime I'm thoroughly enjoying them fighting among themselves. They only appeal to the worst in the American character. I believe there are enough good Americans who see these false people for who they really are.
I'm also concerned about our police force, some of whom have been exposed as criminals themselves for overuse of force. They've gotten away with their brutal activities for years but the advent of the ubiquitous cell phone cameras has exposed them for the Nazi like thugs they are. I stay out of their way folks. Hopefully, the exposure will change their way but I fear it will take time for them to change their ingrained, coverup ways.
I take each day one at a time folks. I am so lucky to have been born in the United States of America. This country, for all it's flaws (and it has plenty, believe me), isn't one of those medieval countries like Syria, Afghanistan, or Iran. A pure fluke that I was born here but never for a moment do I take my fortunate circumstances for granted.
I have my own little corner of the world here in southern Delaware. I've worked hard all my life to get where I am now. I've never stole or did anyone wrong to get her. I've earned everything I have and my challenge now is to keep it. Everyday I am bombarded with phone calls, junk mail and e-mails on the Internet with the goal of separating me from my little nest egg.
Life is a challenge folks. I am one of the lucky ones, I can still protect myself and am enjoying my little slice of life here. Now to go back to my online Scrabble game. My current passion.
Oh how I LOVE beating my friends on Scrabble. (which by the way, doesn't happen too often with my friend Pat but here is one of the rare games where I actually WON a game with Pat).