Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lost



Out of Balance

8am - I am Blogging right now, about what happened to me on Friday, February 17th.  That was the day that I left Jojoba Hills early and returned to Lone Wolf.

Since that time, I believe that I have been a bit lost in my direction. Out of balance and lost.

I could not figure out what had happened that would cause such a thing as this to happen to me? This morning, it came to me. Apparently being at Jojoba got me to concentrate on how long it might take for me to get to the top of Jojoba's waiting list.

Since then, I've been confused about what I should be doing. I stopped planning my days. And I went into a bit of funk. This morning I looked at my wall calendar for the first time since returning to Lone Wolf. Looking at that calendar made me realize what had happened to me!

Daily planning
Apparently for me, daily planning keeps me balanced. Without that, I seem to lose my way. The way it works for me, is that at bedtime I go over stuff that I would like to do tomorrow. And write notes to myself about those things.

For example, those notes to myself kept me on a schedule for going to 24 Hour Fitness every other day. When I stopped exercising, everything seemed to go downhill.

I've got to be more careful. More thoughtful.



1:45pm - Drove Scampy to 24 Hour
I've just finished my exercise routine at 24 Hour. And brought the Mac in order to be able to Blog from here.

Besides a 1/2 hour of cardio exercise, my machine routine works every muscle group. There is one muscle group for which there is no machine. This group includes the forearm and wrist. A very important muscle group because if it is not in condition, carpel tunnel pain may come calling!

I use a 10lb dumb bell weight to do this exercise.

Talking with other RVers at Lone Wolf
This morning when Scampy was parked in front of MsTwayler, a few other RVers walked by and commented how they were jealous of me having a tiny RV like Scampy.

I asked why? The answer is, that I am able to take Scampy out on little winter camping trips. These other RVers feel sort of locked into Lone Wolf all winter. They are waiting for springtime to go camping in their large RVs.

2:15pm - Day Camping
What I am doing right now, is Day Camping in the 24 Hour parking lot. I am just coming to understand the importance of this kind of camping!

It gets me out and doing something. Not just being inside MsTwayler with the day passing by.






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11 comments:

  1. I can appreciate your predicament, George. My daily planner is my wife. (Retired 2 mo.)

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    1. Hi Freebird,

      Thank you! Now that I am back into planning, I believe that I will be OK.

      George

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  2. George, whenever I’m in a funk I force myself into the gym. Exercise has a magic way of rearranging brain waves. Even a short walk can do wonders. “Clears the head.”
    Perhaps it’s time to move your base camp to a location closer to Jojoba. Then you could conveniently visit your future home without the present long distance constraint.
    The nearby city of Hemet has numerous rv parks that I’m sure will fit your budget.
    In the meantime George get out of the box and go to 24 hour fitness. Cheers!

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    1. Hi Granbo,

      I agree with your exercise comment.

      About moving closer to Jojoba. I believe that I've got to put Jojoba out of my mind until I am actually going to live there.

      George

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  3. Glad to hear you are OK. :-) and back to blogging.

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  4. Good to hear u r back at it, you are an inspiration to many, George.
    U r absolutely right, a plan gives you a reason and a reason gives you hope. Without hope there is no point to life.
    Remember to get your dose of good ole sunshine each day it lifts the mood!

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    1. Hi Harriet,

      Thank you sooooo much for your "inspiration" compliment!

      Also your thoughts about "a plan."

      George


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  5. You are very thoughtful, George, and able to figure out why things go wrong and what to do about it. Wonderful that you have that ability. I think you're doing just great! And I agree that it's probably better to forget about Jojoba until your name comes up. You have no control over the timing, and that's frustrating!

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Thank you sooooo much for your comments about me being thoughtful. Very nice compliment! ๐Ÿ˜€

      George


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  6. Some sort of daily planning is necessary to keep one active. The wait list can be frustrating, Like Barbara said forget about it and it will happen when it happens,

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