May 20, 2021
Five things that made me happy today:
1. Good conversations with friends. I have grown used to the convenience of zoom and nervous about going out myself. Zoom keeps me oonnected.
2. I found a little doodad at Elliott’s (Hardware) that I have been looking for for a while. It’s a tiny strainer that fits inside the bathroom sink drain that keeps even tinier things from falling down the drain. As soon as I noticed I could possibly drop something down the drain (they have stoppers you have to put in by hand), I did. There’s a shampoo lid down there that I’ll never get out. Be careful what you think!
3. Several bunnies in the yard today. One which must be Red Jr who will let me walk out on the patio without running. Racer was on the front lawn today when I went to the mailbox. He watched me carefully but didn’t run.
4. My Mother’s Day tulips have given up their blooms and I’m going to try to plant them for the 2022 season. Patience.
5.I got a Hello call from my new doctor’s office today. She spent 5 or 10 minutes on the phone with me, getting emergency numbers, asking about DNRs and Power of Attorney, if I wanted a monthly call to check on me, I felt really cared for and, for a person who lives alone, like I have someone new looking out for me and my health. I think I found a good doctor. Plus, all the docs in the practice are in their 40s. They’ll be around when I’m dying.
I’d love to hear what made you happy today. Really.