Laughter is brain injury medicine … Where are you

17 Oct

Shortly after we began moving … and we are still moving 6 months later!  I just can’t do anything fast!  I have three paces:  slow, slower, and still … or is it stop or done!  I’m finding this much more difficult then I thought.  Moving anything is confusing.  Energy is still limited, but I’m blessed and significantly improved since 2010.

I couldn’t even think about doing this two years ago.  I didn’t realize what a task moving would be.  If I did have help I still wouldn’t know where anything was only adding to confusion. So it’s a process I will get through at my own pace…slower then a turtle’s pace and that’s very slow!

Principal fissures and lobes of the cerebrum v...

Principal fissures and lobes of the cerebrum viewed laterally. Figure 728 from Gray’s Anatomy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was talking to my dear sister when I heard my husband calling out “Where are you at?”.  I realize this a change, but how many places in a nearly empty home do you think I could be?  This is a 900 square foot house?  The furniture included a couple camps chairs and beds.

Now where could I even hide if I wanted to?  In the empty closets?  Under the bed where I wouldn’t fit anyway? Maybe the bathtub!  I could try hiding under the kitchen table!

Ironic that even our verbal communication needs adjusted when making a move.  Hubby is so use to shouting out to calling my name he didn’t realize what he said until I suggested that I couldn’t even be lost or hide if I wanted to.

There is a great advantage to living in a small home and appreciating the simple things in life.  The garden is growing without effort, the recreation center with a pool a half mile away. Sure saves driving time and energy!  My washer is still running when I return home from the grocery store!  Now I finally have some time and a little energy to spare!  I wish we had been able to make this change earlier, but that was impossible without treatment!

Now, my future goals are volunteering a couple hours a week and keep on writing.  Just need to sell or rent the “Big House!” but still packing and moving.  Spending excess energy in the “Big House” and conserving energy in our “Cozy Corner”!

Laughter is the Sun - Victor Hugo Quote

Laughter is the Sun – Victor Hugo Quote (Photo credit: Chiot’s Run)

Who wouldn’t take a “Cozy Corner” with more physical and mental energy then a “Big House” that wastes resources?  I’m thinking big goals and big dreams in a small house! Independence is key to living life! Forget the help…I’ll do it myself (as always).

I’ve de-cluttered all the crap from my mind, and have room to roam!  I won’t get lost!

I’m finding I will have more time, and TIME is all we have!  No one knows when their time is up.  I have never wasted time over the past 21 years, but I’ve been used.  I’m a little slow. So I finally figured it out slowly, but I’m not used up!


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5 responses to “Laughter is brain injury medicine … Where are you

  1. Three Well Beings

    October 20, 2012 at 12:43 am

    It sounds wonderful to have a smaller space and less to clutter your life! Your new place sounds like it’s convenient to amenities and will be a great place to live and live well. Your thoughts on humor are great and good for all of us! A good laugh can recharge me better than almost anything. Love the Victor Hugo quote! 🙂 Good luck with all the unpacking! Not my favorite part!

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      October 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

      The difficult thing about moving for me … it’s a very slow transition. Pack a little, unpack a little, and so on. It will take a total of a year, but it’s happening! I’d be totally confused otherwise, especially if someone did help and pack me up. I definitely wouldn’t know what to do or where to start! It’s all good though!

      It’s not like “big house” is messy or cluttered, but it’s a difficult task. It does feel like a clutter-free environment the smaller the house and I love that! It’s nice not to expend so much energy on a larger space. I’m leaving the clutter and sad memories from my mind behind.

      I’ve packed my daughter up over the years, and unpacked her in her Condo years ago but we put everything the way it was in our kitchen to help keep her organized. She couldn’t tolerate change and now I think it’s the disorganization and unfamiliarity that’s difficult for me. At least I’m good with change. I’m moving slow, but still moving!

      Hope these tips help your friend. How is she doing?

  2. Maria Rose Thomas Tatham

    October 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Edie, wonderful to see you doing well and helping all of us to do well! Thank you! So happy that you’re happy and grateful for every positive thing. I love the Victor Hugo quote too.
    I placed a temporary link to this post on my front page.

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      October 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Maria, I’m humbled you have put up a temporary link and also delighted that others share appreciation for helping and educating. Take care and stay safe, Edie


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