I was without Internet connection from some time last evening until almost 10 this morning.  My cleaning lady came to work today and you might know how it is, –a person tidies up before the cleaning lady arrives, so that took time.

It was really a nice day here today.  I got a couple of bills paid and got them into the mail.  I went for some groceries before I went to visit Rene, my friend who is in a personal care home.  I didn’t need much, however, today was a good day to make a grocery run because the roads are bare, it isn’t snowing or raining, and the temperature is around 30 degrees.  We really don’t know how long this will last!!

At the grocery store, I met Dave Young, a resident at the Terrace.  He was getting checked out in the aisle next to where I was in line.  I went to him and told him that if he wanted a ride, I was going to the Terrace and would be glad for him to ride with me.  He did accept the ride.  He pushed the cart to the car and helped me get my few purchases loaded into the car.

He is trying to get everything in order for him to leave the Terrace and get back to his own apartment.  He was buying a hammer so he will have a hammer upstairs and downstairs where he lives and does handyman work.  We had a pleasant conversation, even though it’s a short ride from the Terrace to Walmart, or back again.
I bought Rene six different bags of hard candy.  He still had some but it was getting low.  This time I also got a bag of small Tootsie Rolls, which aren’t really hard candy.  Rene worries about me spending so much money on him like that, but it’s really no big deal, and he has no way to get what he wants unless I do it for him.

Shannon, one of the aides, told me right away that I was entering the building at my peril because there is a lot of flu there right now.  I helped Rene get his new bags of candy to the kitchen where they keep his box that has his stash, and then I only stayed a very few minutes.  I know it’s best to stay away from places where there is flu.  I washed my hands well when I got home, before I unloaded the groceries I bought.

I have a good feeling about today.  It’s good to be out and about and be with people for a while. 

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays. I'm a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come. I've been a pastor's wife and a grade school teacher. Now I'm retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, --writing and art activities. I'm very thankful for the blessings in life.
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