I spent four consecutive hours yesterday watching, HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt. For those of you who know better and spend your Sundays reading, writing or doing something productive, this particular segment on the HGTV network features people who are tired of renting and are looking for beachfront vacation properties to buy. A realtor shows them several properties until they find the beachfront oasis of their dreams.
After bombarding my brain with images of pristine aqua-blue waters framed by miles of golden sandy beaches, clear blue skies, thirst quenching tropical beverages and sling-shot bikinis, I felt even more depressed than I already was.
I am no different from the 1.3 million US residents living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. If you have RA, you will experience pain. If you have RA and you live in a cold climate, you will most likely experience even more pain. And stiffness. And aches. And sadness. And isolation.
I know I do.
As a result (and just because) I am leaving tomorrow (weather permitting) for an almost 3 week hiatus, landing directly in the warm and comforting arms of my wonderful mother, who happens to live on the island of PUERTO RICO.
Just what the doctor ordered.