To leave room in my head for mind games, such as the ones mentioned in the entry below, I am constantly trying to simplify my life.
How can one simplify life in an old folks home more than it already is?
One: dressing down. I wear two, count ‘em, two garments. Pants and T shirt. I can get dressed and ready for breakfast in less than one minute. Oh, I do have to add one sock and one shoe. The other sock and shoe are on my wooden leg all the time. What? You don’t wear underwear? Yes, I do. The pants are loose washable garments and they are my underwear. I just don’t wear any outerwear over them.
Two: bed making. This is even quicker. I don’t. Zero time spent.
Three: Food preparation and clean up. All done by the old folks home staff. Zero time spent.
Four: Medication. I am stuck here. Seven pills in morning and I can’t reduce that further. I have to open each pill bottle, take out the medication, close the bottle, and then take the pills I have lined up on the kitchen sink. I even have to split one pills so I can take half. Ten minutes, minimum, time spent.
Five: Plan the day’s activities. The staff does that with current
events, games, bingo. Time spent by me, another zero.
So what do I do with all this time I have saved?
Write in my journal, silly stuff like this, and the entry below.