The past few days I’ve had my thermostat set on 82 and feel totally comfortable. That should save some money these summer months. The air conditioner just kicked on when the temperature rose to 83. I have to admit, it felt good to feel that cold air blowing on me as I sat in the den near the vent though. I am trying to justify spending an extra $43 dollars a month on frivolous digital TV.
Who’s Money is it?
I was thinking a moment ago how my social security money has become dad’s. I have little to no say in how it is spent. This doesn’t bother me too much because I don’t lack for much, but it made me wonder when that changed. I think it was when dad legally got power of attorney over me and took over all my financial affairs.
We’re a little obsessive compulsive…
Mom called me a moment ago for the first time today. She was excited that dad just left to go to Merl’s diner to pick up some fried shrimp plates for supper.
“Do you think you can still make it to your eye doctor’s appointment?” she asked after the usual pleasantries.
“I made it to AA today so I should be able to make it to the doctor,” I replied, tired of this question, but I stayed nice and congenial. I understand my mother all too well. She has asked me that literally 20 times in the past two days.
“Oh, that’s a good sign,” she said excitedly. “I believe you can make it.”
“What do you think gets us mentally off?” she then asked.
“We try to do too much and we get tired,” I replied. “You and I had something social to do everyday since my birthday. We just get off. We need to live quiet lives. You need to calm down as well. You’ve been trying to do too much.”
Mom agreed with me and hung up the phone after saying goodbye. We really can’t take a lot going on. It always harkens back to my longing to work, but I don’t know how I would ever make it through an eight hour work day filled with all that social interaction. Maybe, if I only worked or volunteered and hour or two a day. I guess that’s why I go to AA. One hour a day is enough for right now. I can build on that foundation.