November 5, 2013
Cabin fever is something I struggle with often. Being a home body is fine most days, but I need to get out every once in a while. Unfortunately it’s not always as easy as it would seem.
I’m thankful that my fiance understands my need to escape the four walls of our home on occasion. Last night he took me to wander around the craft store so I could stock up on some supplies for a few projects I’ve had in mind. I’m sure the craft store isn’t where he wants to spend his evenings after a long day at work, but he took me anyway.
I’m thankful for Kelly at my local Joann’s Fabric store. After waiting on hold for over 15 minutes with my local Walmart only to find out they couldn’t help me, Kelly was a breath of fresh air. She answered all my questions and informed me that her store would be able to accommodate my needs. I was sad to find out that it was her last day of work there and she was already gone by the time I made it to the store, so I wasn’t able to thank her in person for all her help. Good customer service is rare these days and I always try to let people know I appreciate them. I worked customer service for over a decade. It’s a pretty thankless job most days.
So I’m working on some fun Christmas gifts and holiday craft items as a form of showing my gratitude. There’s something extremely rewarding in sending love out into the world in the form of homemade gifts.
My self-care yesterday was more resting. I’m in the throes of a flare and the exhaustion monster has settled in for a visit. My little outing last night was also a form of self-care. It was a small thing but brought me a lot of joy. Not too shabby, all in all.
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