Jobs and Friendship

December 12, 2023

I woke up at 3:45 a.m. I wrote my blog until 5:15 a.m. Then I prayed my thanksgivings and gratitudes. 

  • Thank you for sunshine. I am grateful for its light and warmth. 
  • Thank you for opportunities. I am grateful to receive them. 
  • Thank you for breath. I am grateful to be alive. 
  • Thank you for people. I am grateful for their kindness. 
  • Thank you for health. I am grateful to be healthy. 

I did a full body relaxation session while listening to Discipline is Destiny/The Power of Self Discipline on YouTube. Then I got up and made my bed. I woke up Angel and went into the house and got ready for work. Christopher carried Angel into the kitchen to eat her breakfast. She ate and got ready to go with me to my cleaning jobs. We headed to town and listened to Prince Caspian on the drive. 

My first cleaning job went good. Angel did her schoolwork while I cleaned. Today she did math, reading and phonics. She finished one of her workbooks which she was excited about because that means she gets to pick out a movie to watch. When I finished cleaning my client had gotten Angel a Christmas present. She opened it and it was great stuff like pj’s, socks, a blanket and markers. I thanked my client for her thoughtfulness. 

At my next house, Angel watched The Boxcar Children movie while I cleaned. While I was cleaning a friend called and reminded me that I had told her I would fit her in today for a cleaning. I had not written it down and filled in her spot. Oh my, thankfully she was forgiving and we rescheduled. Angel’s movie finished right as I was done cleaning. Perfect timing. At my last job, Angel listened to Prince Caspian. I cleaned while I chatted with my client who is also my friend. She has the lead role in the play that Christopher and I saw Sunday. We talked about an upcoming play where I am the stage manager and she has a small acting part in. The only reason she got a small part is because she will be on vacation in Antarctica most of the rehearsal dates. I am happy she is going on such a fun adventure. While I was there my 23 year old daughter stopped by to get an insurance check I received for her that was in both of our names. I signed it and sent her a picture of my drivers license and told her to let me know if the bank needed more from me in order for her to cash it. I finished work and was getting ready to go to a ceremony for Sugar Loaf Mountain. The Tonkawa tribe along with El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association purchased it recently and are going to make it open to the public. Which I am thrilled about. My phone rang and it was my 23 year old daughter. The bank needed me to be there in order to cash the check and it was located in Taylor, a half hour away. I would miss the ceremony but all things happen for a reason. 

I drove to Taylor and we listened to uplifting music on the drive. We got the check deposited and I headed back. When I got to Rockdale, I stopped at the store and got calendars put together with pictures of our family at a kiosk. Then I bought some boxes to send off Christmas packages to my kids and grandkids in Utah. I drove to the post office to send the packages. They were closing in 10 minutes. I quickly put the presents in boxes, labeled them and sent them off with one minute to spare. I didn’t have the right size of box for a couple of gifts so I will send them later. 

We then went to my friends Debbie and Carla’s house. They had gifts for us which was very sweet and I had a Christmas card for them. We sat and conversed for an hour or so while Angel played with their dogs. It was wonderful spending time with them. On our way home, I drove the backroads and we listened to uplifting music. 

At home, we took a quick shower and got ready for bed. Christopher was in the woods with his friends, so we had the place to ourselves. We laughed and had fun goofing around. Then we got into bed. Angel slept on the trundle bed in the banana hut. We fell asleep holding hands and listening to The Boxcar Children at around 8:30 p.m

Thank you for reading my blog and being a part of my life. I dearly appreciate you. 



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