Yesterday turned out to be a day full of emergencies so there are only 3 today.
Bless them – I walk at my local mall for exercise. During mid-day, there are small groups of handicapped people on a “mall outing.” Sometimes they get pizza but mostly they just walk around. They are mobile although there is the occasional wheelchair. Most they severely mentally challenged. They are ushered by one or two aides who manage them well. They don’t bother other mall goers and just do their thing. I am always amazed at the patience. This past week I saw one woman who had to be in her 40’s with the mental age of a small child climb onto a vibrating horse. This made her so happy. Most don’t have language skills. One man grunts loudly. At first it was frightening because he sounds like a bull in heat. I had to look around to see where it was coming from. Now it’s normal. My heart goes out to relatives of these folks who could not manage them 24/7 and the workers who give them outings. I have never seen a tantrum. Everyone is well behaved.
The itch – We are doing minor repairs to our home. It’s partly to keep it ready for sale just in case but you really have to do it to keep it in shape. As I was looking around, I got the urge to redecorate. Big time. Change out wall colors and all that. I’m working hard to save those urges in case we buy another home but this time of year it always rears its head!
Cooking – A friend that I haven’t seen in decades has started to post cooking videos. He has always been into cooking. I’m amused to see that we run along the same lines. I too like the latest technology and try new things – induction, convection, sous vide, etc. (Although I haven’t pulled the trigger on an air fryer yet.) Fun toys that make good food. I’m enjoying his podcasts. I enjoy them more than the usual self-help stuff.
So how was your week?