Just a quick post tonight. It is already quite late (1:30 a.m.) and I should be going to bed!
Haven't heard anything from the insurance or the clinic about the referral for the ultrasound, yet. I will give them time until Wednesday and, if I haven't heard by then, I'll call to find out what's happening.
Today, I went to the office and had a fairly productive day. One of the ladies at work brought some tangerines from her tree to share with her friends. She works in another division and I've only spoken with her a couple of times, but when she saw me today, she offered a tangerine to me, too, which I thought was very sweet of her. I saved the seeds to see if they will grow.
In the morning, before I left for the office, one of my friends called and invited me to come over to her place in the evening (the same friend who called me on Sunday morning to invite me to come over to have manioc and I declined). I didn't want to decline a second invitation as that would have been seen as being rude. So, after work, I came home and picked a bag of curry leaves from my garden and some lemons to take for her, along with a Pokemon-themed Monopoly game I had bought earlier for her daughter. Then, I drove over and visited my friend. She gave me dinner and served a plate to bring home with me for tomorrow's dinner! She has been such a kind friend to me.
Later in the evening, I video chatted with my daughter, exchanged emails with a friend, and spoke with a cousin who called.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Friends who call and invite me to dinner and give me more food to bring home.
- Coworker giving me a tangerine from her garden
- A productive day at the office
- A safe commute to the office and back (passed three accidents, one which involved several cars)
- Keeping in touch with family and friends
Thursday's To Do List:
- Go to the office
- Visit the farmers market
- Wish upon a star
How was your Wednesday? What have you planned for Thursday?
It was very kind of your friend to invite you over and I do hope you hear soon about your ultrasound referral. XReplyDelete
Thank you, Jules. Sometimes, the waiting and not knowing is the hardest part, isn't it? The inaction, in itself, can be anxiety producing. Once things start moving, one at least feels like something is being done to take care of matters! I am trying to turn the waiting period as a time for contemplation to redeem it, somewhat! Not sure if I am doing a good job of it or not!Delete
Oh Bless. I can totally relate to your feeling of guilt over declining invitations from friends right now, but I hope it was a nice diversion for you. (((hugs)))ReplyDelete
Yes, they are trying to show that they care in any way that they can, and I can come across as being stand off-ish, if I continue to decline. It was a nice diversion and I enjoyed my evening. It was better than staying home and brooding. Maybe one of the reasons for all this is to realize that I am not Ms. Independent and to provide an opportunity for others to help me? To me, it's a humbling experience.Delete
For me, you grow such exotic things there--curry leaves, tangerines, lemons. etc. I think I'll wish upon a star tonight also. And if the rain stops, I'll be able to see which one it is.ReplyDelete
I guess I do take it for granted, all the fruits and herbs we are able to grow here. I hope the rain stops and the skies clear so you can see the star you wish on! May Gray has returned here, after a few days of sunny and hot, so I don't know if I'll be able to see any stars, tonight, myself. But I know they are there, even if I can't see them, and, sometimes, that is what matters, isn't it?Delete
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There are so many things each day to be thankful for but the most important are the people we have in our lives.ReplyDelete
That's very true, Anne.Delete
I have to admit that sometimes I don't want to accept invitations. I don't go out much but I do prefer being on my own. HOWEVER once I'm out I do have a good time. Glad you had a good time with your friend. Good luck with the orange seed. Keep us updated if you plant it!ReplyDelete
Yes, sometimes, just the thought of having to get ready to go out seems daunting, especially when we are homebodies to start with, isn't it? A group of coworkers were getting together for a "happy hour" type of thing, today, but I chose to skip it and come home, instead.Delete
Thanks, I am going to plant the seeds tomorrow to see if anything happens! I've read that citrus from seeds don't actually produce fruit, or, if they do, they don't necessarily taste like the parent fruit, but, I'll give it a try.
I can't imagine what a really fresh tangerine tastes like. I hope your seeds will grow. We have a lot of wild blossom at this time of year. The Amelanchiers are pretty well done, the Pin Cherry trees are full of blossom and the Chokecherry bushes are in bud. It sounds idyllic and would be if the blackflies and mosquitoes were not as prolific! But the various insect eating songbirds have returned from migration and they are enjoying the feast.ReplyDelete
Sounds like spring has well and truly arrived! How did the birch syrup making go? All done?Delete
He made a couple of litres in 125ml bottles, which we don't need, lol. I am still using some in a small container from 2 years ago and have a small unopened bottle from last year. Most of it goes to his friend who gives it to a neighbour who loves it and also to a cousin who runs a restaurant. It does work quite well in small quantities in a marinade or sauce in the crock pot.Delete
Sounds like they'll make good holiday gifts, Bushlady!Delete