After my little cocktail party on Saturday night, not surpisingly, I didnt get up until middayish and did not leave the house or do too much.
I did surf the internet, read some blogs and watch the last episode of Season One of The Newsroom and Episode Two of Season Five of Sons of Anarchy.
After reading a fellow bloggers blog recently (im sure it was Lisa from forcing myself happy – one of my favourite blogs) about having a an older pensioner couple in her life when she was was growing up, it brought back a memory out of the deep, dark archives of my brain. A memory I had forgotten for years.
When I was growing up, there was an older later that lived up the hill (Mrs Brady). I used to go up to visit her quite regularly. I either met her on my way up to a friends house or met her through my friend.
I used to visit and I loved Mrs Brady. She lived alone. I think her husband had passed away at some point. We used to chat and hang out in her house or in the garden. I dont really remember what we did or talked about, but I know I loved going over there.
I miss having that in my life. My Mum and Nan are no longer around. I would like to have someone like that in my life.
So, I registered with Adopt A Pensioner. I remember seeing it on a TV show last year and I never got around to registering. It’s not about money. It is someone you can become friends with and visit them for a cuppa, help in the garden or around the house, help pick up shopping, or just be a friend to someone who is lonely. You are put on their database and a pensioner can pick you from the database on the website and contact you via email.
I also registered for a Compeer volunteer, which entails becoming a friend with someone who has been isolated due to a mental illness and is trying to make their way back into life I guess.
I cant easily change my job due to financial needs and if I start a new career then I would probably have a drop in pay due to being new in that field, so this was the next best thing I could think of.
It’s worth a try.