Thanks Cass and Gentleman K for your replies. I do have hobbies however, I haven't been able to do them. I love to garden but can't be outside because of all the pollen and mold in the air. That is what is making my asthma so bad. I also needlepoint but the prednisone makes me shake so much and have the jitters that I can't control the needle well and make mistakes and then have to rip out stitches. But I am trying to read to compensate for the boredom. I can only read so much before I just get too antsy. I will see if my son will take me for a car ride tomorrow. Getting out of the house helps me. Today was bad because I was in all day. But maybe there will be some improvement with my meds overnight. Cass, I will take you up on trying to get a chat going in Aug. I think that would help a lot with the lonliness, especially at night if you are available. I am in the Central time zone but we could work out times. And would love anyone else who wants to chat to join in. Thanks for caring.
Thank you Korissa and Raniah for your words. Korissa, I play solitaire online and that is a distraction but then I end up winning and it's not fun anymore. I also do sudoku puzzles but those can get complicated but still it is something to keep occupied. Raniah, I know how you feel about the garden. I can't stand to see the weeds but like you there is no way I can go out and garden. I do love the bookstore and it is air conditioned so that is a great idea. I will have to get my breathing under control before I go out though. And my son loves the bookstore too so he can stay and that way I won't worry or get panicked. I don't like to say I wish summer was over but that is the key to my improvement. Unfortunately it takes a hard freeze to get rid of all the pollen and allergens in the air and that won't be until late Oct or Nov. So I am puffing away on my inhalers. I thank the Lord for making me one of those people who never smoked! Maybe
Karen, you are such a dear, always thinking of me and saying just what is right to help me. I am doing a bit better today and am going to try to go out by myself and do a few errands. I so need a change of scenery. Thanks for the tips on going into chat. I will try to be on this Tues, th 28th. Will go on and wait to see if others come on. I think it will be helpful to us. We are headed for August and the summer doledrums so a good chat maybe just what many of us need. Take care and hope to see you in chat. I know it is good you are working. I hope it is enjoyable for you, but do take time for yourself.