In the Middle of the Muddles

I am actually going to roll most of today’s post over to tomorrow but the title really tells you why.  It has been a very muddlesome day one way and another including

  • Desperate indigestion first thing
  • Frustrations with my mobile crashing and not charging
  • Awaiting  a phone call which never came
  • Going to Forfar early and then not being focused on an activity before my appointment
  • Job Centre Adviser moving the goal posts again
  • Only having an hour at home before I had to go out to Community Council
  • The Community Council meetings was shambolic … and then the Chairman resigned and then another member resigned

… and I am still mulling it all over and getting it straight in my head.

I did have highlights though – a wee chat with Weather Guru and a fun conversation with the bus driver on the homeward journey – when I was boarding he was staring out of the windscreen saying “thanks bye” “thanks bye” to his departing passengers.  He was the same driver that brought Pup home and of course that was his first question “How is your dog?” … it didn’t take long to get the cheeky grin back on his face … it was good to have a laugh and I hope it cheered the end of his shift up too.

My job centre advisor is right – it is the isolation when you are not at work – but not the isolation she was meaning of not having colleagues – it is the isolation within your wider community and from doing your normal daily routines.


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About nonehpets

I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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