Tune Into Reality

I am a 69 year old woman who lives alone in tax funded accommodation. I have some medical issues which includes having an Autoimmune Condition.I have been living alone now for 12 years. I am comfortable and coping well despite a recent visit to hospital with a Respiratory concern.

To be honest it’s not unusual for me to stay at home for several days in a row and have no face to face contact with anyone.Thank goodness for the television and Wi-Fi etc
If I didn’t switch on the television and internet I honestly might not know what is going on in the world.

I am thankful for my youngest son Andrew for his ongoing love and support. Andrew lives 3.5 hours drive from me in NSW. I live in QLD, the border has now been closed.

Today I had a new experience Andrew called me on ‘face time’ , I was able to see and hear Andrew, Lyn and Koby my 5 year old grandson. I knew face time existed but this was all new to me.

I am also thankful to all my friends here on WordPress, I appreciate the contact we have , it’s awesome thanks.

It’s 10.27pm here in Brisbane , time for sleeping.

Goodnight. Stay safe and well. πŸ¦‹πŸŒ»πŸŒΊ

21 thoughts on “Tune Into Reality

  1. Our 5 year old Grandson calls us on Messenger Kids. He is about 2 hours away from us and of course in the current lockdown he is out of school and our daughter is working from home as is her husband. I’m glad you can “see ” your son on FB.

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  2. After an uncertain childhood and a very annoying adolescence, it does appear that social media just might be growing up into the kind of resource that it was supposed to be in the first place. πŸ™‚

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  3. Facetime is great, sometimes the connection goes wobbly, freezes or people are pixilated. But we can talk to son and family in the USA and my sister in Australia takes her ipad to my mother’s residential home and I can talk to them. Now we’re all isolated it will also be the only way we can see my daughter and family 180 miles away.
    How many people must there be who were happily living on their own, with dignity and independence; then suddenly they are ‘vulnerable’!

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    1. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading your comments.
      There are 28 single person units where I live, most are independent and appear to be managing , a few have care workers that regularly visit. You are right we have suddenly become vulnerable , I am doing my best to maintain my independence.

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      1. I am also in Brisbane and on Messenger. If you feel bored and need to talk, I am on messenger ~ as a friend. I do hope you saw my posts on Vision boards and the recent article about doing things at home. I also stay at home most of the time and very little going out other than to buy what I need. I read a lot and write on my site to keep myself busy. Take Care πŸ™‚

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      2. Thanks Deepa for your comments. Yes I did see your posts on Vision boards and things to do at home , great ideas. Thanks for your offer to chat on messenger, I will keep that in mind.
        I am of course staying at home. I recently mentioned to a friend that I had enough art and craft stuff here to open a craft store. I also have plenty of writing to do on my site and also the memoir that I am doing. No time to be bored. Stay safe and well πŸ™‚

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      3. No I didn’t think exactly you being bored, but as all are expected to stay at home, more than normal times, I just mentioned if by chance you like to message or connect with someone new. Which I think makes one motivated and also, myself I always have something new to learn from anyone I happen to meet or get to know. Creativity and “All what I do is for all the followers and each will have different ideas. So when one post is written – it has to be done taking in so many, for them to choose or not to. What I am doing is not for me now, but almost all for others Benefit. Stay safe and well yourself too πŸ™‚

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  4. Hi Ally, it’s nice to have gotten to read a bit about you. I enjoy the thoughts you share here on WP – excited to try that cheese scone recipe! I hope you are in good health and that you will get to see Andrew again soon. In the meantime, enjoy face time! I’ve been calling my grandmother on face time and we’d have the most random conversations, just like we would in person… it’s so much better than a regular call where you can’t see the person’s face – those usually just cover the basics and then we’d say goodbye. So face time is good for us, like I’m sure it is for you, too. Keep well πŸ™‚ Nadia

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    1. Hi Nadia thank you so much for your message, much appreciated. I hope you are staying safe and well. I am.nit able to see my son Andrew but do get regular calls or face time. My 5 year old grandson Koby often chats and tells me all about his dinosaurs. The border is still closed between Queensland and New South Wales.
      Have a great day and be happy. Cheers Ally πŸ™‚πŸ¦‹πŸŒΊπŸŒ»

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