I made a complete fool out of myself yesterday. I walked into this store and when I saw all the Christmas decorations I broke out in tears. I am just so amazed that this has gone on as long as it has. So I guess I am a little disturbed by the reminder that it is almost Christmas.
The cold weather and the holidays was not something I expected to see while homeless. I really did believe it wouldn't last this long. I have said in the past I had all these things in mind about what was going to happen, and it has not worked out the way I thought it was going to.
I am still waiting to get a return phone call from one the resources that I was given. I can't find the address anywhere so I can't just show up. I just have to wait until they call me back. Although it has been my experience that in many instances you never hear anything. I have the meeting next week with that non profit that is designed to help people transition back to having a place to live.
I saw creepy guy again last night. I had to go find another place to use the bathroom so he wouldn't see me. I suppose I should have some sympathy for him because he doesn't seem to have the proper clothes for the weather either. But I can't bring myself to feel anything but contempt for him.
I slept ok with the cold last night. I was really cold at one point and turned the heat on for a little while. That got me through the night without any other problems. My nose was really cold when I woke up, but beside that I was fine.
Someone bought me a really nice pair of boots. They are waterproof and lined. So they will help with rain, snow, and cold. So I should be all set. I also figure I could sleep with them on and that will help a lot. As I said, exposed skin is the enemy when you are homeless. So this will cut down on that. They are just above my ankle so I can put my pants in them and keep myself warmer. It also will help about wearing multiple pairs of socks. Which I don't like. It is too bulky. I wear layers all the time, but I try to avoid to many layers on my feet. Feet are very important when you are homeless. If you get foot infections, you will be in trouble. It will make getting around hard.
Oh, my knee is still bruised and a little swollen, but it is fine.
I am on way to work. Have a good day.