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Columbus Day

October 12th, 2020 at 04:18 pm

Today is a federal holiday so I have the day off. I worked a 12 hour shift at the hospital. When I got home last night my mom called to tell me that my dad had been in bed all day because he couldn’t move his right arm. That caused alarm bells to go off immediately in my head. I then spoke to my dad & he explained that it was bursitis that he’s experienced before. That calmed me down a little. He has an appointment this afternoon with his doctor. He tried to tell me that he could drive himself. Really?! I don’t think so. My mom hasn’t driven in months & she gets nervous easily. So of course I’m driving him to the doctor.

They called about 3 times this morning trying to tell me that didn’t have to take him since it was my day off, but if I did, I didn’t need to stay there & wait for him. Like I could ever consider helping my parents as a burden! I’m so grateful for all that my parents have done for me. I consider it a joy whenever I can make their lives a little easier or less worrisome.

I’m so grateful that I can make a good living here since my sisters live on the east coast. And if they decide to move maybe I will, too. I can be happy anywhere & in any situation because that’s what I choose to be. Having said that, I do believe that some places & situations will bring me more joy than others. I’m working on improving my life everyday: financially, personally, spiritually, and professionally.

I spent some time this weekend & today organizing my jewelry. Coincidentally, as I was doing this my friend offered her rolling jewelry case for free. I already have a nice Pottery Barn jewelry case that I picked up from Tuesday Morning, but I’m excited to see what hers is like. The one from Pottery Barn has a lock that doesn’t work, which is why it was such a steal.

Net Worth $1,009,805

Also, Happy Indigenous People’s Day & Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians! 🦃🥧🌻🍁🍂🇨🇦

3 Responses to “Columbus Day”

  1. Wink Says:

    You are a wonderful daughter and I love your positive outlook! I hope your dad is OK.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Time with your parents is precious! You are wise to take advantage of it.

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Oh, I totally understand your perspective on helping your parents. I did the same when mine were alive. They actually lived here on our property in a little 400 sq ft house. As their health declined, I took a couple of years off to care for them...and in 2007 and 2010, they passed away. Now,I am so thankful that I can look back and know that I did all I could for them! Savor that time, Firefly, as long as you can! You're a good daughter - I am sure they are very proud and thankful for you.

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