Could Me and He Become a “We”

I’ve commented here and there that in my marriage I often felt we were often just a he and a she, rarely a we, and now at this late date maybe………

My man from Colorado John Paul is here.and he is living right across the street, for now.

We will probably have to move somewhere because CJ (owner) is being a hard ass about the fact the JP wasn’t able to arrive when he said he would, a situation that was out of his hands. I think she holds onto her power over her tenents very unfairly and doesn’t like me much.

We’ve been spending time together, walking, shopping, talking a lot, and some cuddling which felt very nice……….it’s been a long time since I was cuddled. We have common interests and despite some strong disaggreements, we can find common ground and ignore the rest. Why waste our time, which is not much time, on disagreements on politics which we have no control over.

There are few pretensions left as we admit to advancing agedness, we are both in our 80th year, I’m older, just a few months, and all that aging entails, our health, our fortunes, and our families, so I’m paying attention to what matters right now, and right now a sharp intellect, patience, a kind and loving heart for all sentient beings, plus the strength to look for love again creats a powerful attraction.

Our appearance may not be as appealing as it once was, (droopy, wrinkled, soft and dentured) sophistication and superficiality has little value for our next 20 years!

So while we may not be the beautiful couple we might have been years ago and we have limited time left to share, maybe it wasn’t our time until now..

And now we want it all!

And we are going to give it our best shot!

Bravo for us.

I’ll add a photo soon

On-line dating !

And now we want it all!

I may have been too harsh

I hope so.

Time will tell, but what I think is bothering me is that although these 3 years in GG have been fine, I don’t think this is how I want to live for the rest of my days. I’d like some comforts. I’d like a nice bathroom with a big tub to soak in, I’d like to cook on more than one burner at a time. Life in an rv for a single woman is never really comfortable. What happens when I can’t climb up to my bed? I had an uncontrolled slide down the other day with bruises from my ankle to my knee, no real harm done and I have to just be careful but I’m at my “prime” now, how will I manage in a few more years? This causes me hesitation to accept a continuation of this life style, and I may have other options. I need to be open to other options, I am open to other options.

I’m sorry if I caused embarrassment or pain to my Colorado man who does plan to come here. It was his plan to move out of the cold and in talking decided he would move here so I don’t feel he has lost anything even if we don’t make plans together.

It has been beautiful today, but I’ve hardly been out, busy cleaning organizing and I made a big pot of vegetable soup that I will be eating for days.

I am sorry about the obnoxious ads you see here but I can write for free with them so that’s the way I’m going for now.

My sister needs to have her head shaved for some tests, I think I’ll shave mine in solidarity and hope my grey comes in without the silver fluff I’m seeing and can do nothing with., I’ll leave a bit around my face perhaps so it doesnt look too odd, but I see women all the time that shave their head and are happy with it. I’ve done it before, I wear a ball cap often so I won’t look much different.

Obviously I have nothing new to add here so I’ll just stop right here, and look for a photo to add.

Mola table I sent to Hawaii

I deleted Kate Othon

I decided it was silly, not needed,and I really had little to offer there. I am called Kate here and I like it but I am not officially Kate Othon. I am Kathleen by few, Kathy by many and Kate in this neighborhood.

I paint because I love to combine color and shapes, some people like them, others do not and that’s as it is for many more talented artists than I. I can show my work here as well as I could show it over there and save me time and money.

Sorry to my daughter who helped me put the site together…okay she put it together while I kept messing it up.

I decided to just make this space more interesting, write more often and to hopefully write better. I think stories of an almost 80 ( it sounds more impressive than just 78) woman alone but for her dog who chooses an alternative life style “on wheels” can appeal to more than family and friends and when I see that readers from other countries read here it pleases something in me and encourages me to tell more stories. I have stories, don’t we all have stories we’d like to tell?sometimes the stories don’t get told because people don’t have time to listen, so write them down, get your stories out there!

Some times telling your story clearly can clarify what your story is really about and who you are

Not sure that last bit makes any sense at all.

Lately I’ve been falling asleep early, about 8 pm because I’ve been really tired, problem is I wake up about midnight thinking it’s a new day ready to go. It’s hard to fall back to sleep right now it’s 12:07 as I write because I can’t get back to sleep. Many oldsters have this problem, I hear about it all the time.

Today is Halloween, CJ (owner of RV park) always has a party, we’re supposed to dress up. I’m going as a hippy, I’m told I wear that costume every day so here is my costume svelt stretchy jungle print leggings, a blue top and a tie dye scarf and Sandals. Then I remembered this beautiful top of many colors and stuck a flower behind my ear and felt like a modern day hippy.. what a transformation !

2021 Hippy

You know it really doesn’t matter how many people read my words here

But I’ll admit that I check my stats and love to see that people from other countries read here, this old woman appreciates this and it makes writing a lot of fun and encourages me to write often which is good for my brain stimulation!

It just takes hearing from one person to make it worth my time to share my nonsense, my journey, my trials and tribulations, my joy.

That happened today, twice and on the telephone! Yes I do speak on the phone and I have answered voice mails. I got caught up with a brother and an old friend that I’d worked with at the hospital in Panama., she’s 86 and not happy with the loss of control over her life style and finds pleasure reading about Charley and life here in Caballo. She walked several miles every day until she broke a hip and surprised everyone with her rapid recovery. I plan to stop to see her in Austin on my way to Plano TX before I fly to VA for Thanksgiving.

Enough about me, today was spa day for GG. Ordinarily it is not considered right to wash your RV in the park, at least I think that’s true., though I’ve never been told this,People take their RV elsewhere to wash it. Exceptions have been made.

Today I did a quick rinse on the west side of GG with a solution reported to do it all, wash rinse and shine and it looks ok.GG has really nice skin and never looks dirty so that was fine for her business side (the side with all the workings gas/water/poop tubes and generator) , but on her fun side I went with something better. I learned of this product from my neighbors who live in a huge beautiful RV that has a mirror finish. I don’t expect that for GG, different style different finish. Anyway that is what I’m using to beautify GG. This is the side with the entry, the side I’ve-been painting on. Tomorrow I’ll finish reworking some of the paint and cleaning the upper half………y.es I should have started from the top but I was excited to see how this stuff worked and cleaned parts I could reach.I’ll have to get a new photo of GG for my blog page when she’s all beautiful, she’ll be even better looking than when she was new. (This isn’t a very good photo, I’ll try again later.)

I know, its great to get excited about small things, smiling is good for your face, I must smile a lot because I’ve gathered an incredible collection of smile lines

I probably don’t need to bring my potted plants in yet, we haven’t had a freeze, but I brought in a few, six plants I’d like to winter either in here or in the studio., but I’m pushing it, I have about 6 more that will need protection, the ones I saved from Walmart‘s greed.It really burns me that they keep trying to sell plants that are almost dead without much discount, they should give the away rather than trash the dying unsold dears. My rant for today. It looks like a florist shop in here now.

We haven’t had a freeze yet but it sure is chilly in the morning, in the 50s. Poor Charley was cold last night, I heard him scratching around on my new fabrics at 3 am so jumped down to see que pasa and he was all scrunched together trying to get his blanket over him. I helped him and turned on the space heater and all was well until time to get up but neither of us wanted to get moving it was so comfy in bed. Wintering in GG is not my favorite time of year even in Caballo.

Hot Spot it is

My wifi hell persists but I sent back and returned everything I bought trying to improve my internet to just use my hot spot.

I kept trying to figure out a system that would work. I even bought a refurbished Dell computer to use as a connection in my studio with a rather expensive modem-router to connect to my antenna that flies above my studio. All this because of the large RV parked between me and the signal, and the fact that I really can’t move my stuff to a better position because of the studio and garden.So hot spot it is. So far so good. I changed my Verizon account to get more data but I just got a message from them saying they’d changed it but to the wrong plan which I will have to get fixed when I find my password.

Talking about passwords, I’m having a hell of a time! Going from computer to iPad to phone things just don’t work as they should for me. I know it’s my fault, I forget. What gets saved on my phone doesn’t save on my iPad when I go back to retrieve my code from my email on my phone back to my iPad ………I know its just me but really, is all this necessary:;[Ññ*¨¡? (Sorry couldn’t find the ? Mark on this

Keyboard

To add to my general confusion this keyboard I’m using has deficiencies I have yet to master, as you have surely noted by now.

Sin mas!

My ROOF is Fixed

It wasn’t a big deal after all, just that one place where it leaked and messed up one panel of the ceiling, and is now truly fixed by the experts. So that was one thing to take off my fixit list.

Air in my tires, done. Air pump ordered as I guess I can’t count on a friend being near by when I might need one!

New mirror ordered to add to outside mirror where the old one fell off. Windows washed wipers cleaned with WD40.

Appointment for oil change for motor and generator made for this week.

Tail Gate ART poster

I need to figure out what to do about that ugly seam. I took off it’s cover and found the seam very open beneath it and tried to fill it in with stuff but now don’t have the right kind of cover for it. I’m changing some other seam covers but they are not the same size as what is needed here, should have not tossed what was there, live and learn I suppose.

So my GG is almost ready to be gassed up for travel! We haven’t gone anywhere for so long that I cancelled the insurance, which is apparently not a good thing to do, but I went with AAA and got a better deal than with Progressive and I plan to drive to Dallas before Thanksgiving.