FOWC with Fandango: Personality

At its most basic, personality is the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that make a person unique. Ok, the words are not from me, but since living on my own without Mr. Swiss, he now being in a senior home, my unique character has changed a little.

From one day to the other you are responsible for the complete financial situation. I pay the bills and make the financial decisions and have become an accountant of sorts. I have completed my fist income tax form on my own. Of course my man at the bank was a great support and help, but I have it under control. I was now cooking for myself and my son – one advantage as I could now eat what I like and not have to take others so much into consideration. No. 1 son does not eat mushrooms, broccoli or brussel sprouts, but otherwise eats everything.

I no longer watch the TV, prefer to read a book. I do not need the TV in the background accompanying my thoughts, I listen to mainly classical radio as background music. Otherwise I am a normal person (what is normal) although life is now certainly a little different for me. After sharing life with your husband for 55 years it was certainly something completely different. I think what I miss most of all is having someone to talk to, although in the last couple of years Mr. Swiss was no longer the talkative type. Growing old changes us all. I have also probably changed, but that is the problem. You never notice your own character change, because we are all convinced (generally) that we do not change.

FOWC with Fandango: Personality

6 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Personality

    • Heidi, my hairdresser, took the photo after she cut my hair an we were in good spirits. Thank goodness for my computer knowledge and having my iPhone and iPad as well as the computer. I do most of my new chores online. As I am handicapped with MS it is very important for me to do as much as possible at home. I order my groceries online and they are delivered and I pay all bills online with my iPhone.


  1. Great photo of you, Pat. We’re given a couple of choices on the life path, to grow or stagnate. Nothing stays fixed, it either moves along or withers. I’m glad you are choosing to roll on with it (no pun intended because of your cart that you tool around in.)

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