It’s been three weeks today since I moved into my new apartment in Mesa, Arizona. I have to say…. I’M LOVING IT HERE! I say “hate” because I thought I’d miss my beloved ocean so much, my friends, and everything else about living in CA. Of course, I haven’t experienced the stifling heat yet – only the cold, cold, cold!
Arizona has been quite an adventure so far. I haven’t yet gone visiting all those places I wanted to see, but I will. What I’ve been doing is getting settled in. I’ve been meeting new people and taking advantage of the activities offered here at the Sun Villa Apartments and the Fountain of the Sun Community.
So much to do and so little time, or energy, to do it all!
I bought a new Christmas Tree and ornaments. Samantha and Haylee helped me decorate the night before Thanksgiving. They two of the slept over. It was great having them here.
Above is my patio and front door leading into the living room. I think it looks all cozy, don’t you? I just love sitting on the patio – but it’s been too cold to sit outside lately. Burr!
I’ve been to the Mesa/Buckhorn Elks Lodge – but I can’t go back. They still allow smoking inside – and it was horrible. Just horrible. I’m so sad about it cuz the Lodge is just a couple of miles from where I live. I’m going to visit the Gilbert Lodge. They are smoke free, but they’re not an active Lodge at all. They’re only open for special activities/events. Bah Humbug. I’ll visit the Apache Junction Lodge and the Tempe Lodge, but they allow smoking. I’m also going to visit the American Legion in Mesa – but they too allow smoking. ;(
I ordered a 3-wheel bike from Amazon. It should arrive on Friday. My knees are killing me, and I have to exercise. Walking hurts, although I am walking a lot more these days. The 3-wheel bike should be better for me, plus I’ll feel more stable on it. The last times I rode my Trek in Corona I felt like I was going to fall. Not good. Besides, the 3-wheeler has a large basket that I can haul my laundry and trash in. I can ride around the neighborhood too. Everything is flat here and there are special bike lanes throughout the community.
Christmas is coming – are you ready yet? LOL I’m not. Haven’t even started.
I love living alone. Really, I do. It’s so peaceful. And I can do what I want when I want. No one to answer to. No one to check with first. It’s just me. And if I want company, I can go to the country club, activity center, almost anywhere!
My apartment faces the parking lot between the apartments and the Fountain of the Sun Activity Center. I love watching the cars and people come and go. I also live across from the Pickle Ball court – which is in use almost all day long. If I wanted company, all I have to do is go across the parking lot and get to know the people playing. I also joined the Computer Club. That’s another place where I can hang out. The options are endless.
Well, I wanted you to know that I’m okay. But you already know that, don’t you? I was extremely distraught about selling the house in Corona. I felt as if I were leaving you behind. However, I now see that selling the house was the best thing I could have done. The house was holding me back from moving forward with my life. I’m beginning a new adventure here in AZ.
I still miss you, dear Dale. My heart still yearns for your presence.
Sweet Dreams My Love,