I didn't hear one out of 12 asking me to wake up and feed them.....
Saide didn't ask me to get up and take her out -- she was still sleeping on her pillow!
The birds ( ) didn't call me to uncover them and turn on the light..
I didn't put the trash bin out and if he came with his loud I didn't hear him...
Nobody called me from work to check up on me (I was already and hour and 1/ late or not there)
No e-mails from my boss to ask about me....
Or did they?
I was going to rush and go to work but I'm going to listen to this tired and aching body and just stay home --- nothing till lessons at 5:30. So here I am -- a good day for Sparking and resting and of course house chores / pets / etc.....
Irene / Liz and Eileen all met there in their own vehicle.
Fern and I drove up together but not after my Tahoe got stuck in the car wash and I had to race home to rinse off the soapy mess!!!
We ate / chatted / showed pictures etc.......
We were the last ones there...all tables around us were cleared and ready the evening crowd, buffet was cleared and one pecan pie was left on the lonely sweet table.
I noticed that when we talked it was almost like an echo - the music was turned off...our signal to leave? Nah..we just kept talking!!!
Liz, one of our Spark members would be celebrating her so Irene asked our waiter 2 times if he would sing for her!!!
Without my Guitar in hand I started the joyous song!!!!
Irene gave each of us a 2 year calendar book with a biblical saying, Fern gave us samples of her beautiful paintings and the rest of us passed out business cards!
But if you notice there was one lonely chair with our other good friend missing ---
But she waited for Fern and I a couple of towns down and we had a after the .
Becky, Fern and I talked as we had know each other for some time!!!
Then Fern got on her motorcycle --- oops I mean Becky and Fern and I went our separate ways!!!!
Yesterday was such a blah and I guess sick and sad day....why? ???
I just couldn't get a move on.
Didn't make it to church --- stomach rebelling due to the lactose that I had cheated on Friday....I go cold Turkey all year but lost my will power to 3 cupcakes. (poison to my body)
Didn't make it to the King of Love performance in Donna by our Flippino Community (no tickets but I could get in when I showed up) Just didn't want to be with a crowd...and so tired of going everywhere by myself.
Didn't go to one of my students Baptism at her church that I was invited to - Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints -- felt uncomfortable going to a new place due to my claustrophobia and still no push to even try. Plus I felt guilty as I didn't even go to my church that day at St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Then my neighbor / student / family called me that our church was having a Children's Posada and why wasn't I there.....just feeling more blah.
I ventured out on Saturday to Christmas shop and maybe it was overwhelming....don't like the crowds....it was hot....in the 80's .....the wind does a number on my lungs....but I have to force myself out there again today as I need to buy a gift for my Aunt (my mom's sister)....and realize that I had left out 3 other relatives that will be showing up to the Christmas Gathering Christmas Eve.
My friend once told me that I tend to shut down at a certain time in the Christmas break after school ends (not busy)...maybe that's part of it --- as I miss my parents so much during this time of year. But I am keeping the spirit up for my son as my mom always did even in her bad times....One side of the living room is the traditional Christmas tree with so many memories of childhood .....my Santa's...my trains....and on the other side my Nativity's ......Angels.......Maybe all the Christmas Carols I have been listening to sitting on my mom's lazy boy chair with Saide has me tearing up too?
Well I appreciate you listening to me vent / cry and be grateful for all I have.
I have to remember that there are others this Christmas that are needy, homeless, illness and so much more. I lift these people up every night in my prayers.
May God Bless each of you reading and may everyone in the entire world remember the Reason for the Season.
She is ready to go home but they do not want to release her yet.
Doctor said she is ready.
Nurse said she is ready.
PT said she is ready.
She used a large balloon with velcro to test her driving and she past.
IRENE WANTS TO GO HOME!
Apparently there was a meeting on Tuesday but her case could not be decided because one of her nurses was absent, so it looks like she may be staying at least till next Tuesday.
Her computer is not working well so you can imagine her frustration.
I feel really bad that I haven't been able to go see her these last two weeks.
Irene sends her Spark love and Appreciates your thoughts and prayers.