This week I am thankful for gentle reminders (or not so gentle ones). I sat and stared at the blank page that was to be this post for so long this morning. Struggling to find what to write. This afternoon I got news that a dear friend has been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer - and suddenly I was reminded of all I have to be grateful for.
My friend: We met through work - first she was a client, and later became a co-worker. She's funny. And so encouraging and supportive. She somehow always manages to see so perky and positive; no matter what seemed to be going on in her life. Even as she gave me the news of her diagnosis and treatment status. I feel badly that I have been so slack about staying in touch since I left work. I keep thinking I need to call or email her, but somehow never do.
My health: Nothing reminds you how blessed you are to be healthy like the health issues of someone close. I got my reminder letter about my yearly mammogram this week. You can believe I will calling to schedule THAT appointment asap!
The School Website: In past years when the Princess was in high school, I was always frustrated with having to wait for the first day of school to get the list of needed supplies. Today I was able to check out the individual page for each of The Little Man's teachers and get the list of supplies ahead of time. Also found a few gems like the homework schedule and calendar of quizzes and tests for a couple of classes - which will come in handy when he comes home claiming he has no home work!