Certainly not as busy as yours! I swear, Sheila, I get tired just reading all you do! Guess I should drink whatever you drink.
I find that I can't do too many errands in a day nowadays. I get so wiped out. So, I've been pretty busy all week, too, but not all of it for myself. I have a 92-year-old friend who recently settled into assisted living. Her closest son and DIL have taken off in their rig for 2 months. Two other sons live a bit further away (40-50 miles) and all three of them seem to dust their hands off and figure Mom's settled and ok. Nobody visits or calls. I have become her go-to person to take her to church, doctors, dentist, etc. I spent most of two days this week on her - measuring for a dorm fridge and checking stores for prices; church, doctor's office all the time folding her oversize walker and stuffing it on the back seat of my car for each stop. I can't manage to lift it in and out of my trunk. Can't help wondering what the darn thing is doing to my velour seats. Anyway, got home from helping her at 4:45 to find a message from my son. His car broke down and he's stranded 30 miles from here. Needs money for parts, too. I ate my leftovers cold and drove to the city. Got lost in construction! Got over stressed when other cars were looking for places to u-turn, etc. Anyway, I got home just after dark. I can't help thinking I can barely manage my own life, but feel like I'm managing two more! Next day discovered my vehicle insurance company had me on paperless, but no billing came even in email. Got guy on the phone and he couldn't understand why i was upset - I should know when things are due and just send a check. What? How do I know how much? No paper bill to accompany check? Not even a policy to know what coverage actually is? TAKE ME OFF PAPERLESS! I never asked to get it in the first place.
THEN the car needed to be smogged. State has a new policy and I had to go to a "special" smog shop. What? Okay, got that done. Glad it passed. New cell phone didn't send bill either. Oops! They are paperless, too. They also don't send notices. What's with this? When I called, gal said just come into the store and pay so your phone won't be shut off. Get to store, make out check while waiting my turn, only to have the gal say "we don't take checks". They will only do electronic transfer on my bank card. So, I'm guessing that means I'll never get any bill or notification. I don't want automatic payments from my checking account. When my DH died it was a nightmare for me to stop all the payments from accounts that didn't have money going in (SS and pension deposits stop immediately). Grrrr. And it's only Wednesday!
BUT, Sharon and I are heading south to the beach area this Sunday. Boy am I looking forward to it! She takes her two GDs someplace camping every year and every so often I tag along. They are darling girls and I'm eager to go. I'll spend today taking inventory and packing Flitter because Thurs, Fri, and Sat. are all booked up!
Heck, now that I write this all down, I'm just as tired reading my days as I am reading yours!