Sometimes I feel so guilty for living so far away from my mom. She lives in Florida where I grew up, and I live with my husband and kids in Washington, DC. She likes to be on her own, but I worry about her. When I speak to her on the phone I get the feeling all she does all day is sit by herself and watch the TV.
She has a few friends but they are all busy spending time with their own families. I have invited her to come and live with us several times, but she says DC is too cold for her and she never wants to live here. I hope that eventually she will decide to come and live with me, but I don’t know if that will ever happen.
I try to visit her as much as I can, but it’s hard to make the trip that often. It’s expensive to fly the whole family down there and we can’t always afford it. I guess if she needed us she would call, so I try to put it out of my head and do the best I can. My husband says that maybe in a few years he will start looking for a job in Florida. I hope that actually happens so I can help my mom and enjoy much warmer weather!
I rarely wear a full face of makeup any more. It is just a waste of time and expensive chemicals to paint a face that never steps out the door. So, unless I am going someplace where my appearance is an important part of the outing, I just don’t wear it any more.
But today I had to go to a restaurant to meet friends who used to work with me. I wanted to fit in with them, as they are all still gainfully employed and still have to dress to impress.
So I dug out my makeup bag from the dresser drawer and commenced to applying makeup to my face. Sadly, some of the makeup has actually turned bad – the foundation bottle that I used burned my face, made it itch and caused a rash. So I had to toss that out and wash it off. Then the eyeliner was so dried out and clumpy that I could not use it. And then the lipstick burned my lips. The whole exercise was a disaster!
It is good to hear that my in-laws are registering for a Back pain seminar that is scheduled in Dallas Texas on March 17th, which is only a few months away. They were both in a pretty serious car accident about 4 years ago and neither one of them has ever recovered from it. Most days they both experience back and neck pain and have run through plenty of doctors and various medicines, tests, therapies which none have done either one of them a bit of good. I can only hope that this back pain seminar provides them with something that will help them get through their days and nights without so much pain and discomfort. They are good people and don’t deserve this hard ship.
I am reading a book by Sybil Leek, “Diary of a Witch” The private life of one of the world’s most famous and colorful psychics. It isn’t the type of book that I would normally read, but I needed a book to stick in my purse the other week and just grabbed one off of the book shelve as I was running out the door. But I’m glad that I picked this book because it has turned out to be a pretty interesting read that I have learned a lot from it as well. When I read this part about Ben Franklin I knew that I had
The great American statesman, scientist, inventor and philosopher, Benijamin Frankin, wrote his own epitaph at the age of twenty-two. Carl Van Doren called “the most famous of American epitaphs.” Unfortunately, it was never used on Ben Franklin’s tombstone.