Thursday, December 18, 2014
I was standing in the rain for 3 hours this evening --- not a good idea for me as I get sick really easy.
Today was the parade and all my music students canceled, so I was happy to have the night off to post grades / spark / Facebook / house work / pets etc... well
I have been helping out my neighbor in taking / picking up her daughter at the High school.
Emily's mom had surgery a few weeks ago and when her sister went back to California I offered to help out as she could not drive now for weeks and could barely walk. I have also been running other errands / groceries etc for them. Last week I saw Emily, her mom and her dad outside by the car....Her dad had a stroke two years ago and has not driven since. I ran across the street and demanded where they were going. He was going to drive Emily to her dance practice! NO --- I held back my next lesson and took her and reminded them to ask me for anything. They didn't want to bother me. That drive could have ended in .
Emily's dance group performed at the parade today. But on the way to school in the morning - I asked her if she had everything she needed as there would only be an hour or so due to the traffic. Well she hadn't bought the green shirt and black pants she needed and of course didn't want to bother me -- so off to J.C.Penney's we went after school and boy did we hit traffic --- got her to the start of the parade and told her to call me when she was done as - I didn't want to be out in the cold and drizzle.
When I arrived at home - I went to her parents house to let them know that Emily was prepared and at the start of the parade. I felt so bad when her mom (with a walker and her dad the same) started crying cuz she would not be able to see her daughter at her first parade. Yup - you got it I told her not to worry I could take her. But she said that she wouldn't be able to get into my tahoe.
( ( ( IRENE - remember how I got... I mean pushed you into my tahoe!!!!!!!))))
I asked her if I could drive her in her car! Time elapsed as we had to walk very slow.
Got there in time....long parade in the drizzle rain. I had told Emily's mom to dress warm so she wouldn't get sick....well I ended up giving her my school jacket with a hood on it. Luckily I had my Santa Hat on to keep my head dry (the hat was soaked when I came home).
Then the end of the parade and no Emily's dance team....disappointment.
Then Emily texted me that she was waiting at the Library (end of the parade) YIKES - we had missed her??? how?
Well we were there in time --- it turns out that they were next to one of the football teams and since they were so loud and so many we missed the dancers - plus Emily was at the other end of the street.
My neighbor has a man next to us to help her stand up from the chair I had brought for her. lol She didn't think I could lift her!!! Oh the pain this lady had in her legs from sitting so long awaiting her joy to pass by. Remember she had surgery a few days ago.
Well I felt good that I have been able to help.
My friend Irene - DIDMIS - please don't be afraid to ask for help - we love you and would do anything for you too.
I'll see you soon! I wish I lived closer to you.
Aaaachooo!!! Oh ho!
One more day with the kids........so many miracle happening in my classroom with the Spirit to Christmas! But that's another blog!
Thank you in advance for reading such a long VENT !!!!!