I’m taking a bit of time for “me”. The last few days between the snow, the driving conditions from Hell (if it was to freeze over), and the Christmas frenzy I feel like I haven’t had tome for me at all. At moments like these I can’t help and wonder how parents do it… being pulled in all directions, all the time… I’m happy I realised that it wasn’t for me to be a parent… I know the joys out balance the rest, but still… Call me selfish, I don’t care! I need quiet time, alone, with my keyboard!
Since the storm, it kept on snowing a bit everyday, making driving a real nightmare. Yesterday on the radio, the traffic guy said that in twenty years of doing traffic reports he never had bad days like the last two days. To get anywhere was impossible. Of course, that is when you must get somewhere… like having my appointment with the neurologist yesterday morning. That went well. He’ll be sending me for more tests in the New Year, so no worries, I’m being “taken care of”.
This year, instead of adopting a family in need, due to space limitation in our new condo, I’ve decided to help the homeless around here. So, with the generous contributions of our friends, I’ve been shopping for those guys. I emptied a rack at Zellers of gift-set they had of gloves and hat. I did the same for wool socks. Last night was a Costco run where I got lots (I mean like hundreds) of disposable razors, shaving gel, undershirts, undies, and some more socks. Our room in the basement is packed, even if we don’t have the space for it all. At least, it’s nothing compared to previous years. I will post pictures and more details about it all, after we’ve delivered the goods. It was fun to shop for those men, thinking that we were helping them in some little way. It does feel good.
Aaaahhhh, the joy of giving… Read my post about it, from last year.