I’ve decided it’s better to do this as a review of the day before. I like looking back on things that way. Also, it starts my day with reflection which, on days like today, is a good thing.
Yesterday was spent running out to the father-in-law’s apartment to pick up a few necessities for him before going to visit him in his temporary home. A lot of driving, a lot of running around, and a lot more than I should have been doing, honestly.
In visiting with Don, I realized how blessed I am to have the friends I do in my life. Don doesn’t have many close friends. He has some acquaintances but I don’t think he has anyone he can truly pour his heart out to. And maybe that’s a generational thing, I don’t know.
It reminded me how lucky I am that on even the darkest days, all I have to do is pick my phone.
Misty is my sister from another mister, my spoonie partner in crime. On the yuckiest days, I know she will understand better than most people in my life. She also lives with chronic pain. But she’s more than just my lifeline in the dark, although that’s no small thing. She’s bubbly and full of smiles. She’s encouraging and uplifting.
She’s the one who reached out to me, in my early days with The Band, to tell me she saw something special in me. She guided me through finding my niche, she encouraged me to start writing again. Indeed, had there been no Misty in my life, there may have not been this blog.
She’s held my hand over 2000 miles as I poured my heart out, sharing my stories at Band Back Together. She sends me funny cards in the mail just because. And no matter what crazy idea I have, she’s there to support me 100%. Hell, she even gets excited!
We joke that one day, we’ll live side by side in a nursing home, having scooter races in our electric wheelchairs.
How do I show this sister of my heart how grateful I am for her? Well, because she reads this, I won’t ruin the surprise. But I’m working on something extra special for her 🙂
As for self-care yesterday, I was bad. I didn’t do anything specific. Quite frankly, I was so exhausted by the time we got home, I could barely think. But I did put my feet up and relax instead of cleaning the stack of dishes in my kitchen. Even though it drives me bonkers to see them sitting there. Today I’ll do extra self-care. I have a feeling I’m gonna need it.
Thank you for being the other half of my superhero duo. One of these days, I’ll get us some capes 🙂