76 and still hanging in there.
by Barbara Gilchrist
I don't mind writing and sharing but am 76 now and not a whole lot has changed since I joined and wrote my profile. Of course things have happened to me and the world around me. I'm thinking not many would find it very interesting.
I do not get epal requests at all. I started with several epals and it has dwindled down to only 1 or 2 for various reasons. I feel mostly because I have nothing exciting or new to write about! I am going to same non-denominational church and have same friends from there.
My very best friend is taking meds for Covid right now so that is a huge prayer for her health as she has many problems having had heart surgery at only 60. I have been in and out of hospital and nursing home and recovered enough to be taking care of myself and my 1 acre, home and car. Thank God for that!
My family in New England have not come down with Covid and are being VERY careful. My oldest daughter that usually comes for a visit around my B-day in Sept. could not this year of course. It is so sad to think this is not getting better and 'normal' is not close, and looks like we are going into 2021 with it. I have a nurse still coming for check once a week or every other. Thankfully a couple Dr. appts. have been taken off my list because heart and kidneys are better. I am able to go to other appts. I have.
REALLY miss bingo's and luncheons I went to before Covid as they were usually my only social activities. If I did not have a relationship with Jesus I could be very depressed. I have type 2 diabetes and it is a struggle to keep the sugar down.
When I do get invites to go out and eat I have to think twice about whether to or not because of the sugar. I can't go for walks like I used to and do not really get much exercise. Now I can't even go to Walmart to just walk around. I finally have a good elderly neighbor couple living across from me and she keeps in touch.
We live on a street where there are currently 7 places vacant or ready to be torn down. That is a bit disturbing but I know the Lord is going to take care of everything. I only have ROKU TV so that is limited also.
Our church has been functioning for awhile and I just went this AM and always feel better when I get home.
Oldest daughter emails me everyday but I do not hear from my other daughter very often. Close family all lives about 1200 miles away. This is a VERY small town and not much for me to do at all.
I have good days and bad but know what I know and am grateful for all I have and faith that things WILL get better. I am on FaceBook and do get a little from that.
So that is all for now. God's love & peace to all.