If you were not aware of it, I was away from home visiting my mother in Las Vegas. The city and all the activities are not enticing to me, so I didn't see any shows or do any gambling. I did eat at a buffet one night with friends and played two hours of bingo. That was my one night out. My kids and I lived there several years during their school days and the gaming industry did not
My cat Lola missed me while I was away. When I walked in the door yesterday afternoon she ran to me and meowed and rubbed on my legs and would not allow a few inches between us for the rest of the evening. My neighbors across the street saw me arrive and came over for one last visit with Lola. They were taking care of my cat while I was gone. I guess Lola wouldn't come out when they came in the apartment to feed her. I have been brushing Lola and talking with her and she is settling back into our routine.
It is a comfort for me to know that my anxiety about flying was that one time, about ten years ago. I was flying from California to Hawaii and both going and coming back I was obsessed with getting to the door and getting off that plane. I have avoided flying since then until this trip. With the help of an anti-anxiety pill and my music on the iPod I made it through with flying colors so to speak. This flying experience and the whole trip went so well I plan on going again in about six months.
Adjusting to the two hour time difference was a breeze when I got there; getting in tune with the time at home is not going as well. I am staying up late and sleeping in, almost missing things I am committed to doing here at home.
My mother is 91 years old. She has shrunk and is somewhat shaky. Her mind is pretty sharp, in fact, she can remember some words and people's names that I cannot remember. It was good to have so much time with her.
Here is a pic of me and my mom at her apartment in the assisted living facility.