Hope everyone's having a nice week! I'm so happy to see so many quitters hanging in there! It's a beautiful day here and I must say I'm happy to be off. There's an awful virus going around and luckily I haven't caught it yet. Unfortunately, a lot of our customers have. We love them all, but don't go into their home if its contagious.
I really enjoyed Judy's post this morning. Made me look at life a little differently today. She has so much spunk and love to share. It leaves me speechless. What a wonderful person!
I think my antidepressant might be working. Instead of coming home from work and having a pity party while I crochet, I've been doing some "de-cluttering" and early spring cleaning. Cleaning out cabinets and getting better organized. Trust me.....it is NOT normal! LOL Jackie is coming home for one day over the weekend and I want everything to look nice for her. She has OCD when it comes to cleanliness. Wonder where she got that from! LOL
My neighbor called me the other morning crying. She's in her 70's. She rarely calls, so I knew something was wrong when I saw her number on my caller ID. I asked her if she was ok. She said: "I have cancer." I wanted to wrap her in my arms, but we were on the phone. I asked her what I could do to help her. She has custody of her 10 year old Granddaughter and Jackie and her have been friends since they were about 5 years old. She went on to tell me that she asked her "where" she wanted to stay while the surgery was being done and after naming many family members, she asked if she could stay with "me". I was so touched! Of course I said "yes"! I assured her Grandmother that we'd go out for pizza and I'd try to make it an easy transition for her. Of course I have to get her from school etc. It will be nice to have the company! My heart goes out to her Grandmother though. She has to have a double mastectomy and yesterday they found two spots on her lungs. She's still smoking, but who am I to preach? She said it doesn't really matter now. I'm so afraid for this little girl. Her mother and father are NOT in a position to raise her and I can't imagine what she'll do if something happens. Please add her to your prayers. (((hugs)))
Jackie and I had a great time our last visit. Her best friends surprised her at the bowling alley. I'm worried about this weekend because her two best friends will be out of town. She will be sad and we live in a small town, so there isn't much to do. I'm not sure what to do. I have placed a call to her counselor and will do what she suggests. I know Jackie will be heart broken if I don't come, but I can't leave this little girl alone if something goes wrong with her Grandmother. Of course she has Aunts, but I don't want her to feel pushed on anyone. I think Jackie will be upset, but she is a very caring child, so she will understand too. I will go to see her either way, but I think we should plan on another "home visit" since it's almost a two hour drive each way. She was coming Saturday morning and I have to have her back by bedtime. Something just tells me to change weekends and just go for a normal visit. It just breaks my heart to disappoint her, but I have to do what I think is needed for others.
I broke my bridge in the front of my mouth and it took the teeth on both sides with it! I took all three teeth to my dentist and asked: "Can you super glue these back in?" I was sooooooooo embarrassed having to wait for my partial plate to be made. Yes, I said "partial plate"!!!! (Crying hysterically!) Just another reminder that I'm knocking on the big "50" door of life. My sister was laughing and I told her that's ok cause one day it'll be her. LOL She comes to spend the night a day or two out of the week to keep me company. She's so sweet! And yes, I have to take them out at night. (Sobbing uncontrollably now!) LOL
I hope my entry hasn't been too sad. I try to be positive in the midst of things. If you're thinking of quitting smoking BELIEVE in yourself. You CAN do this! If not for "you" then for those that you mean the "world" to!
Have a great week! Love you all! (((hugs)))
***Quick question: My neighbor just called and they are doing a lung biopsy at the same time they remove her breasts. Isn't it likely that she will spend more than two days in the hospital? She's expecting one to two days and I feel that's way too soon. Any thoughts?