Thursday, May 1, 2008

Gas Crunch

Because of the cost of gas my sister and I have started car pooling - which means we ride to work together as we work at the same place. I usually can come in at 9 a.m. and leave at 6 p.m. - on my team we can be pretty flexible about our hours - which I love - but - my sister usually works 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 5:30. So now I am working the early hours - which I really love because of the beautiful weather and leaving work and having so much of the evening ahead of me is a great feeling except I realize that I stay a lot of times after work to read the blogs and write mine and the reason for that is because I have not set my computer up at home because I would probably have to have dial-up which I hate and I love my computer at work because it is so fast. All this to say that my blogging has really been curtailed this week and I am missing it - and this is just to let you know that I am reading but not having the time to comment and say hi. (I am so glad that none of the copy editors from the newspaper can read that last paragraph of "stream of consciousness" because the red pencils would be out!)

My mother and sister live a few blocks from me (we all live about 2 blocks from the ocean) and my sister, Corinne, and I usually go home at lunch time to have lunch with my Mom to "break up her day" - and let us relax - have a bite - take off our shoes - and not have to worry about ordering - tipping - finding a parking space at a restaurant - and just really enjoy the fact that we can come home and visit with our 88 year old Mom and enjoy our conversations. She is always saying to us that we don't have to come home - that she is just fine - but - what she really doesn't realize is that we recognize the blessing it is to have her there waiting for us - a pretty healthy - intelligent - curious about the world - fantastic reader - insightful woman who we really love and value and realize that the days are precious and even a small event like lunch at home is to be treasured at this time in all of our lives.

Have to run but I want to put a reminder out there that today is the National Day of Prayer for the United States so please take the time at 12 Noon to stop and pray for our country.


Logziella said...

You have me in tears about what you wrote about your Mother!! She sounds phenominal! I know I say this all the time but I did not grow up in a Christian home nor nothing near that. My grandmother...bless her heart...was grumpy and mean. I still love her and realize that she loved us 'in her own way' but just "listening" to you talk about your mother and how precious this time is and how wonderful she is touches me soooooo much! I am glad you have this time with her and recognize it and use it as much as possible. You'll never regret that!

Enjoy your lunches!!


Rock Chef said...

It is great to have parents close like that -I see my parents more or less every day, but my FIL lives across the other side of the country so we see him much less often.

Chachi said...

What an awesome privilege you have to spend lunch with your mother most days. Cherish it always. She will not be around forever. I always thought my mother would always be here. My mother died when I was 19 yrs. old but I have so many wonderful memories and they will last a life time. She lived & taught me so much especially about God for that I will always be thankful. She left a wonderful legacy. I hope I can do that for my daughters.

Thanks for sharing.

Thats great that you can carpool with your sister. With the price of gas we go very few places and we try to get done all we can at one time. Budget is tight!

kenady said...

I was recently reminded of how precious time spent with special people is. Thank for sharing a snippet of your life with us:) You are the best!