These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Little by little ....

This morning I had a nice experience. Before I went to work I took a young neighbor to the store. She lives with her disabled mother, and they have no car. Besides, she is not quite 17 and has no license. She has to wait until she is 18, because they can't afford driver's ed, and she has no one to take liability and teach her. There are several of us who help them to get supplies, some family, some friends.

I took advantage of the trip to buy a half dozen things I needed, too. As we were putting our purchases in the truck, a man who walked out behind us, called out, "Ma'am, ma'am, excuse me." I figured I'd dropped something and looked back over my path. He said again, "Ma'am?" and I said "Yes?" He said "I just wanted to tell you, you have a beautiful smile."

Wow! That was such a nice thing to hear! I'm kinda considering that my reward for doing a nice thing for my neighbors, although I didn't need or expect any repayment. Still, I'm admitting, it was a great lift to my day. 

I'm still feeling a little puny. Oh, much better, for sure, but not out of the woods yet. I was housebound all weekend, and slept and slept and slept. I've eaten so much chicken soup that I might start clucking! I was able to go back to work yesterday and today. I'm kinda tired and still coughing some, but definitely in a better place than I was from last Thursday through the weekend. Every day is a bit better than the day before, so Im not going to complain.

I had to cancel the potluck, as I said before. I also cancelled the invitation I'd made to the gentleman who took me shooting. He was understanding, and even felt bad about it because he thought he might have made me sick. He was just getting over a cold when we went shooting, and then he got sicker again and ended up in the ER the next day. But I told him there was no worry; I was already having allergy trouble when we were together and that's what led to my illness. He again expressed concern, and I said "Hey, don't worry. After all, we weren't swapping spit, ya know." He laughed and laughed! He said not to worry about cancelling, because he figured there would be more potlucks and reminded me we have a dinner date pending, just not scheduled as yet because of our conflicting schedules. Tune back in!

I have to get this bronchitis behind me. My high school class reunion is next week, and I don't want to be sick then! I'm really getting excited about it. It's hard to believe I graduated fifty years ago! Sheesh! I always enjoy the reunions, seeing people I don't see otherwise. It's strange how there are people we don't stay in contact with outside the reunions, and yet getting together with them for those times is such fun. I suppose those people are the ones we might not want to have a steady diet of?? Maybe. Anyway, it will be fun. 

OK, gonna wind down and get mellowed for bed. Not that I need much mellowing these days, but still .....

Later, y'all!


  1. Glad you're on the mend. Gear up for that 50th, I can't wait to hear all about it.

  2. 50 years! Hope that some are in the good health you seem to be enjoying. I do not like reunions and I have not figured out why!

    1. One of my friends is foregoing the reunion. I will certainly miss her, but she says previous ones have not been good experiences for her. I've enjoyed every one of them! I guess it takes all kinds, eh?

  3. Good to hear you're getting better. And what's this about a gentleman friend? Having dinner dates even. I am impressed.

    1. I'm getting better, Friko. I'm not "well" yet, but working on it. The gentleman friend .... it remains to be seen if it is a friendship or more, but seems promising. Who'd a-thunk it???


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