Cool Autumn days are bringing thoughts of winter. I have had a slight dread of winter the past few years, due to the fact that I spend a large amount of time alone as it is, but when winter comes, it becomes more. Don’t get me wrong, I like my alone time, at this point probably more than most people do. However, to start it was new to me and it does seem to be to much time alone.
On a daily basis during the summer week, I spend about 60 hours of awake time alone. The rest of the time I am with John. Aside from him I usually don’t have any in person human contact at all, unless I go to the convenience store. Those people are a real bunch of characters and a gift for me. I have two friends that I talk to on the phone, usually once a week, give or take. I also see each of these two great ladies every couple of months.
It would seem that when the landscaping season is over, I would have John with me a lot more, but it never seems to work out that way. There is still random work to be done and if it snows, he is gone.
I have to say that last winter was tough, for everyone in the Boston area and other areas as well. For me it meant spending days alone and at the time I had no phone and no vehicle.
This year I won’t allow myself to be without a phone and we also have a vehicle so that I can get out if I need something.
One of my friends wants me to go sledding this year. She is very surprised that I have never been. I think I will have to do that…