First let me say, yesterday was not a good day as most of you could tell. When you have a bad day, friends and family 'at home' cannot give you a hug when you need it and if there is a misunderstanding, by the time it is realized, everyone at home is sleeping and you cannot call to tell them what you really meant to say. Yesterday, I had made a statement to someone on Facebook 'teasing' and it was read is critical - not at all meant to be that way. We joke between us all the time and I just assumed that she would realize it was a joke, but of course she could not read my tone of voice and said something that hurt my feelers.
It is indeed a huge challenge to live here. No matter what we do, we have to adapt to what we can get at the grocery store and what we can buy in a department store. It is indeed not the 'high life' others think it is. We just stay positive because if we didn't we would be in a little puddle bawling. Big hugs . I am right there with you.
..... would really love to whine right now. Anyone who thinks we're over here living the high life is welcome to trade places for a few days. There are parts of this that really stink. Just keepin' it real..... Ok, guess I just whined.
The highlited links above are to blog posts that maybe of interest.