Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy First Monday of 2009

One good thing about having to work on Sunday is that you get two days off during the week. I usually like to have mine next to each other, so I'm off Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday I have errands to run and a dentist appointment for a cleaning.
I haven't given a hair report for a while but I am getting it. Still not enough not to wear a hat but it is growing back pretty good lately. I can actually get a hold of enough in the back to pull.
Today marks the day when things get pretty much back to normal. School starts back, lots of people who've been off go back, and no more holidays for a while.
Back during my deal with Chemo I bought a necklace for myself that has a charm that simply says, "One Day at a Time." It was a reminder that I needed to do just that. I've worn it ever since and yesterday at work almost everyone that came in noticed it and commented on it. One of my favorite customers came in and commented and before I knew it I was telling her about my year and my plans. Turns out a few years ago she moved here from California and started all over. She is about my age. She moved here because her mom was here and was sick and needed her. She'd lived in California her whole life. She was such an inspiration to me, she assured me I was doing the right thing and that it would be the best thing I could ever do. She gave me a big hug as she left and told me she would miss me. I've not shared anything so personal with any of my customers and I'm not sure why I opened up to her but I'm glad I did.
And so, I'm off to get ready for work. Happy Monday morning!


Aisling said...


It is nice to connect like that with someone, isn't it? I hope your week goes well!

love and hugs,

Memaw's memories said...

You opened up to that customer because God meant for you to have her encouragement.

We often forget that whatever is in front of us is already behind someone else. It's just that you need to connect with them for their reassurance.

Tammy said...

Some people have that gift and I'm glad she crossed your path. Validation always helps our spirits. Happy Monday! XXOO

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Yes, it was nice to cross paths with that nice lady for sure, she gave me much food for thought.