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Invaded by relatives

September 10th, 2007 at 05:52 am

But in a good way. My aunt and uncle, who are loads of fun, are visiting for a month (though they will be off at a timeshare for a week of that). This brings my sister and my other cousin here on a regular basis, so they can get in their visiting, too.

Yesterday was football Sunday, so we had a groaning board of food. The refrigerator is stuffed with food, and so are the cabinets. In fact, there is food on the counters because there isn't room in the cabinets. I have stopped trying to make my cousin be frugal with food. Clearly, she needs to have LOTS of food around and doesn't care a bit about the cost. I find it very hard to manage -- I just hate trying to find something in the fridge -- and I know a lot of it will go to waste, but I am outnumbered. So I will let it go.

My dog is still doing better. His E collar is off, and though he occasionally licks his belly, he is not chewing on it. He is much perkier and back to his old self.

I haven't spent anything at all since the vet visit, unless you count the $40 phone bill. If I can keep that up, maybe I will get through the rest of the month without going over my limit.

On Saturday I gave a woman a lift home from the grocery store. She was planning to walk a couple of miles with many bags of groceries -- I honestly don't know how she thought she could do it, but she said there were too many deals to pass up. Her car had been totaled, she herself was quite crippled up from the wreck, and her son didn't show up to give her a ride. When I took her home, it was a sad little trailer. Certainly made me feel appreciative of what I have.

6 Responses to “Invaded by relatives”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    How nice of you to give her a ride.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Thank you for helping a stranger. Lack of transportation is one of the most difficult things about being on the bottom rung of the economy.

  3. Aleta Says:

    What a thoughtful act of kindness for you to do for a stranger. I'm sure she appreciated it. You became her angel that day.

  4. fern Says:

    If we all vowed to be a good samaritan at least once a week, the world would be a better place!

  5. Aleta Says:

    Even when I'm in a grocery store, I often see older people who stuggle trying to reach an item on the shelves when it's just as easy for me to get it down for them. Some have problems with their vision as well and often will ask for you to read a label for them. I've seen people who get turned around in a store looking for an object that they can't find. There are many ways that we can assist others.

  6. fern Says:

    You're right, Aleta. I have to admit, and i feel bad about this, that most times when i'm running errands such as grocery shopping that i'm kind of in a rush and single-focused on my mission at hand. I don't really pay attention to other people around me. I should.

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