I didn’t get the memo

Oh my, yesterday I encountered some of the worst drivers and their cars on the road. It felt at one point maybe it was a joke, maybe everyone but me was sent a memo to try your best to hit other cars, drive erratically and sit stopped, talking on your cell phone at green lights.
Jeepers, creepers, one driver came so close to the back of my car I honestly thought he assumed he was at an amusement park and we were playing bumper cars! Wonder what was going on, it was beyond noticeable, it was kind of nuts. So I’m okay that I didn’t get the memo but it does leave me wondering why do people pull out in front of speeding cars and why do speeding cars speed up to make a near miss seem silly, rather, why not just plow into someone, why avoid an accident, let’s just cause one. Goodness, what a day for driving, thinking about taking the bus from here out.

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So simple, so easy

I was pushing my grocery cart yesterday toward the glass cases that hold the milk and a little girl, probably no more than seven or eight years old was in front of me and yells to her Mom, who was behind me, “Mom, how much milk should I get?” her Mom replies, “two” and the girl answers, “big ones or little ones” and Mom responds, “big.” The girl eagerly reaches in the case for the milk and I said, wow, I wish I had a great helper like you helping me out at the store. She looks up at me with the biggest smile on her face and as I reach for my milk she says, “thank you.”

Telling her you’re welcome I push my cart past her to the next aisle. I hear her run to her Mom and say, “Mom, this lady told me I was a great helper!” I could hear her Mom agree and send her on a mission for some cheese. I thought about how excited that child was to hear a compliment from some random lady at the grocery store, I hadn’t thought twice about saying it, she was an impressive helper, but her “thank you” was amazing. I haven’t heard many young children unprompted respond to a compliment with a thank you. Parenting a child is the hardest job on the planet, witnessing it first hand by making it look so simple, so easy, is delightful and impressive!

I have to finish up this traction gig today because my great twin nieces, who are three weeks old sent me an email asking me if I’d please come over and hang out with them while their Mom takes a shower. I tell ya, being a part of a child’s life at any age or stage is a privilege.

Rapture Traction

So I’ve done all kinds of traction, midnight traction, holiday traction, I hate this but I still have to do it traction, but today is a new one, doomsday traction. I waited to do traction all day thinking just maybe, maybe, if the world ended on this date I didn’t want to be sitting in traction…..but so far it looks like the world is still spinning and the traction is still pulling my neck for another day.

Just a side note, I’ve been keeping my traction schedule yet lately I’ve felt uninspired to type and it took the possibility of the world calling it quits today to motivate me. If this place does blow I hope where ever I end up all the spinal columns are just peachy.

Closing the evening out listening to a little Andrea Bocelli, “Time to say goodbye.”