I have had some friends help me out in the last few weeks. I have had many people tell me to let them know if they can do anything to help. I usually can’t think of much. The ones that don’t ask and just do are such a pleasant surprise, especially when it’s something that I don’t even realize needs to be done.
For the most part, the things have been small, but mean a lot to me. One friend, upon hearing about my dad’s hospitalization, went to visit him. He ended up bringing my mom from the hospital to the hospice care facility. It was a short drive, and he was available so he went. It was one less thing for mom to worry about. It was huge for me, since I knew both of my parents were in good hands.
After my dad passed, we realized that we didn’t know where his helmet was from his fire department days. I mentioned to a friend that we were looking for it. She offered to loan hers for the funeral. This was HUGE to me and my mom. It was a small thing for my friend.
And Rob, who is one of the guest bloggers, upon realizing that I was rather distracted, helped me out by posting about his day. I was very touched by his long distance show of support for what he knows is important to me when I couldn’t do it myself.
I am sure there will be other acts of kindness over the next few weeks. Please know that they aren’t going unnoticed and they are all appreciated. Thank you!
I have an upcoming vacation. I am doing the last minute things, even though it’s not really last minute yet.
I went to purchase what I need for the trip. I haven’t quite finished, but I got the majority done.
I tried to get a mani pedi done, but I ended up getting called in to go to work, so only the pedi got done.
I got to work and finished up on record time. Then I went to buy sunglasses for the trip. I am almost ready! I am planning on getting the manicure soon.
I also found a lot of memes and book related photos to write about when I’m away. I am sure I’ll have time to write, so I’ll publish when I’m back. At least I don’t have to think about what I’m going to write about. I’ll figure out other topics, too, while I’m away. Always thinking…
The Handmaids Tale was one I read in high school. So, can I really say I was a child? I can tell you, though, that I didn’t remember much of the story. Also, I don’t think I read it all the way through. The epilogue was probably the most important part of the book, and I think I missed it. When I read it as an adult, it hit home. It was a wonderfully powerful book. Definitely worth reading.