Saturday, March 07, 2015
There comes a day when one wakes up and bingo, no pain in the back. Today was such a day for me.
Interestingly enough, nearly 3 weeks later, the whole back of my hand is a rancid shading of purple and yellow from where the IV was inserted.
And yesterday, I catch these two brothers I know sneaking in their truck and trailer down my driveway and I wave at them to stop and sheepishly they admit they'd filled the rest of my barn with a truckload of wood and wanted it to be a surprise as I'd "been kind" to them last year. And when I questioned that, they said "think about it". I've never been one to keep a ledger. although I know of a few that do. Imagine that if you will. Tallying up your own favours and good deeds like money in the bank.
One of the loveliest letters I ever received was from my grandmother about a year after my mother died. In the letter she listed all the ways and kindnesses and gifts I'd given my mother in the last few years of her life. And I didn't remember much of anything I'd done or sent or given or written. I felt I hadn't done enough. But my mother had shared all these instances with her own mother and I was then re-gifted everything so magnificently in that precious letter that when I read it now I burst into tears.
It's best not to tally anything. Give and forget is my motto. Unless I am given. And that I don't forget.
Daughter handed me a huge bag of goodies yesterday.
Bits and bobs including her wonderful baking and cooking.
Among them is this magnificent oil lamp which thrills me to pieces. In so many ways.
How very dear she is.
Every time I light it I will think of her.