Friday, April 01, 2011
As I was leaving work yesterday I thought...WOW when our co-worker meets us half way it is almost pleasant-what a better week/day we have. We leave tired but not so weary, worn out and exhausted and cranked up.
Kidnapping Mom tomorrow and going on Adventure to celebrate her 76. Going to try and celebrate it all week next week. Taking her to little town for the day and venture around shops and meet up with son and daughter in law for lunch. Then out to dinner for her BD on Tuesday and then another kidnapping next Saturday and taking her on an hour river boat cruise/dinner. Not sure how we're getting her on a boat yet...but we'll do it. She needs to get out of her comfort zone. Gives her something to talk about at the community breakfast they have 2 times a week at her retirement complex. She enjoys adventures and we're not going to disappoint her. She was too scared to go on a plane when dad was alive...we get her on a plane a couple of times and she loves it and it's the best thing. Go figure....she needs to step out of her comfort zone. She trusts us and will usually go with us...scared/nervous at first and then loving it at the end. Life is too short to live in fear. She has taught me a lot...that isn't how I choose to live my life. I'm not going to go out to hurt myself..but if we don't step out of our comfort zone...mix things up a little...how boring and dull life can become. Plus you live caged in fear. You can tell she gets restless being house bound...because she is afraid to drive. We stir her up a little and she's okay for awhile with a lot to talk about. We need to do it while she is still active and able to get around. Wonder how she'd be if we just didn't take her to exercise, walk her around in the stores and keep her moving???? Thinking she would already be barely able to get around. Plus it helps time pass more quickly. She has a lot to offer yet she chooses to live in her cage of safety until we come to bust her out of it.
Boy the weeks do seem to go by quickly...May will be here soon and I'll get to see my daughter...Yipee! Can't wait to get my arms around her. We talk all the time but nothing better than a HUG...
Off to seize the day!