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Found $2!

August 6th, 2014 at 06:49 am

Wow! Two dollar bills in the Walgreen's drive-thru. That gave me a lift this morning!

But I had such a downer of an evening last night. My DIL's mother called me, needing a friend. I went over there, and she spilled all her misery. She moved to our suburb about six months ago after a lifetime in a small town in Indiana. She is desperately lonely and disoriented. Of course, having never moved, she didn't know how hard it is to adjust to a new area, so she blames herself. Her wrought-up emotions spurred an argument with her daughter, which was why she was so distraught last night.

I advised her to find some volunteer work, find a small church (she hates the big ones), and also talk to her doctor about anti-depressants. She is clearly very depressed. But most of all she needs to begin to build a social circle and just give it time.

It made me realize how lucky I am to be so adaptable. I moved around all my life, so it is no surprise to me that it takes time to be part of a new community. And I am able to see the adventure in it, while for her, it is just scary. I hope and pray she comes around.

Anyway, that's how my evening was spent. I didn't even have dinner. I got to bed late, didn't sleep well, and now I'm dog-tired today. But I hope she is feeling somewhat better.

I guess the "crying office" travels with me!

In financial news, I went to a new nail shop at noon yesterday and got a really nice mani-pedi for $30, as well as a $10 gift certificate because it was my birthday month!

I need to spend tonight and tomorrow night getting ready for my trip to Michigan; time is running out fast and everything is generally in a mess right now!

4 Responses to “Found $2!”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations on the $2 find! I am up to 34 cents for the year!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    That's a nice find. You must have a good heart and a good shoulder to cry on.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've moved a lot, but for whatever reason, I'm finding it really hard to adjust to this latest move. Maybe because I thought I kind of had a built in person to do things with and have found that not to be true at all.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    FT, I'm sorry your boyfriend is not helping you out socially. Is that just his nature? You may have to simply go it on your own as far as finding new friends, etc. Moving to a new place is always difficult, in my book! It just takes time for a new place to feel like home.

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