My sister Queen arrived on Monday evening and she will be here until Saturday. I want to venture out to a store, to see how it feels. I haven't gotten groceries in months and soon I will have to start doing those things again. It's amazing how the simple things in life, like that, can become mundane,even annoying; but when you can't do it you're shown it is not that bad after all. I actually miss it.
Being able to choose for yourself what you eat is a privilege denied many. Of course there are many countries in the world that are so poor that there isn't a choice, and that is devastating. That's not really what I mean. I'm talking more about in our society and how we often forget the other impacts of being institutionalized. Having spent weeks in a hospital and rehab this year has highlighted that fact.
I speak to my mother daily, who is now living in a senior's home, the food is always a topic of conversation. The fact that others choose what, and in her case when she eats, has been a difficult thing to get used to. She hasn't. I guess I understand more than most because I have experienced it myself recently. When deciding what you would like for dinner each evening it is based not only on likes and dislikes but on what you feel like eating that particular day. The way it is cooked can not be to your liking as what it is served with. When that is day after day it becomes unappetizing.
I'm sure once I'm well and getting back into a routine, I too will complain about getting groceries again. I really don't want to fall into that rut though. Right now I am able to see we are all so privileged to be able to go to a store, choose our food, and bring it home and prepare it. So a grocery store visit is on the list.
With fall in the air this week it means changing the summer clothes over to the fall. It's a job I don't much like and right now one I'm not really in any condition to do. Queen has offered to help get that done this week as well. It will be a full few days, with one outing a day, a walk a day and just enjoying the company of another sister.