Sorry to hear that you're dealing with the feeling of being abandoned. Or, at least, that's how I feel most of the time about
my friends and family. I like you rarely have visitors, I know, I just had one but I hadn't seen her in my home since 2005. I did visit her in 2008 at her home in Florida.
My local friend has only been to my home 3 times in almost 2 1/2 years. That says a lot doesn't it, I do try to meet up with her at Starbucks once a month, but that doesn't always happen.
I think it's great that you're feeling well enough to feel grumpy about
not having your former friends visit. When you were sick it really didn't matter, now it does. After our talk today I really think that getting away for a bit would be a very good thing for you. My offer is sincere, I even spoke with the Old Man, and he said you were more than welcome to stay with us. Whether you wanted to hang here with me, or homestead and travel to other places and just spend a night here and there. As long as you don't nag him, he's fine with it LOL.
I also had another thought, how about
volunteering somewhere place, like a cat rescue or shelter. Or something that interests you. I know when I was healthier I worked part time, took care of my daughter, and was the volunteer coordinator at her elementary school, and the
cookie Mom for her troop. Doing all of that at one time kept me very busy and I had many friends and loads of activities to do.
It's just a thought maybe I have triggered something for you to think about
. I truly think you need a break from your everyday life of what it was, and need to start a new one even tho it's a scary thought. Who knows, maybe you'll come my way and bug me for a bit, my door is always
Hope the Grump is gone soon.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.