Hope you all had a good week and will be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the weekend.
We had lovely weather for a few days but yesterday and today were windy, cold and wet. It almost feels like it may snow. This type of weather is very hard on the arthritis.......In my next life I am going to be a weather women as I am just as accurate predicting the weather as the man we have here on TV.
Yesterday I was guest speaker at a Capital Health Luncheon, I spoke on "living with terminal illness and chronic pain." There were about 80 people there, some patients with family members or friends and others were care givers. Sometimes when I speak at these events I don't feel any one is paying a lot of attention but yesterday was a good day, people were interested and listened. Many stayed around after lunch and speeches asking questions and we were happy to spend time with them answering their questions as best we could and what we didn't know we were able to refer them or give them telephone numbers where they could call for help. Later in the afternoon I had to drive a friend downtown Edmonton as his truck had been recalled so he had to pick it up. He was asking about my volunteer work and what kind of people I dealt with. I looked at him and said "just ordinary people with manners" and I cannot think of a better way to describe them. They live and always will live every day of their lives knowing they will not get any better yet they were so thankful that we cared about them and wanted to help them, they were pleased to receive the information and the references we gave and they were a pleasure to help out. What really made an impression on me was how they spoke softly and use words like please, appreciate and thank you, they didn't act like they were entitled to anything but they did act very grateful. Sometimes I have found manners today have become a lost art. Working with these kind of people make volunteer work so worthwhile and encourages me and my co-workers to want to learn more, to help more and make these people's lives just a bit easier. I love to hear them laugh and see them smile.
Today I had another B12 shot and will continue having one every week for the next 3 weeks. I am feeling better but still quite tired so hopefully these shots will give me a bit more energy. All in all it has been a productive week. I have been invited to join friends tomorrow, they are going to the lake to open up their cottage for the season and I would really love to go especially if we have nice weather, if it is cold and wet I think I will sit home by the fire and read my new novel.....what are your plans?
God Bless.............and many, many Hugs.....:-)