- Going to the cancer center every day has brought challenges, but has also given me opportunities to meet people whom I never might have met otherwise. I've met other patients and their families, and I've both given and received encouragement. I keep thinking--maybe because one of the people I've met is named Esther--about being placed somewhere for such a time as this.
- Parking is limited and, more than once, we have arrived to find no open spaces. A few times the valet parking attendant has pointed me to a parking spot. One day, the space he pointed to was very difficult to pull into. I got myself into a jam, trying to get into the space without hitting the brand-new Mercedes SUV in the next space. As I was moving the car back and forth, back and forth, a small audience formed. A doctor, who evidently was finished his workday and heading home, came over to give directions. A moment later, the valet rushed over and said that he would help. He got into the driver's seat and, within about 30 seconds, he had backed the car into the parking space. I thanked him profusely! When I got into my car after my appointment, I noticed that two construction workers stopped working to watch me execute a picture-perfect 11-point turn to get out of the parking lot. (They made sure to find a safe viewing site, up on the curb and behind a concrete-reinforced post.) They sure got a laugh out of it, and it's good that I'm not easily embarrassed by such things. :)
- My son would, I'm sure, prefer to spend his summer somewhere other than a waiting room. Yet he has been both responsible and thoughtful, which reduces my stress level. He makes his mom proud. :) photo © 2008 MzScarlett | more info (via: Wylio)
- I finally got around to making real home-brewed iced tea, and we are enjoying it very much! I've been using the family-size tea bags from Community Coffee, which don't seem to impart the bitterness I sometimes taste in iced tea. Right now use code FREE15 to get 15% off and free shipping, with no minimum order. (I have no affiliation with Community Coffee; I just like the product and like to share bargains.)
- Our church family has been blessing us in many ways, this week including meals. And wow, these have been amazing meals! My family is getting so spoiled that, after five or six weeks of this, they aren't going to want me to cook again!
What have been the best parts of your week?