Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The kindness of others

No, this still is not the blog I intended to write last night, that is still to come.

THIS one is about something really cool that happened today. As some of you have known, we are sending Alex to Pre-K soon, and money has been super tight and I have been worried about how we were going to get all the things she needed. My Mom and Dad bought her a good amount of stuff that was on her list, and I was ( am ) very grateful.

This morn my mom emails me, telling me that her old next door neighbor, whom I have only met maybe 3 times, went fishing with my Dad yesterday, and when he came over he had a huge bag of school stuff for Alex...a backpack, a large towel for nap time, ( no regular blankets are allowed for some reason ) markers, pencils, pencil box, glue, paper towels, wipes and spoons, ( for the classroom, all parents have to chip in ) and washable markers.

I got tears in my eyes as I read that. I could not believe how generous he and his wife were to a little girl they have only met once or twice. Heck, I can not even remember what his wife looks like, I have only met her once. Regardless, that was one of the most awesome things that has happened to me in a long time, and I am so happy and grateful to them.

Mom is going to get my their address and I am going to send them a nice thank you card.

So that is my neat little thing of the day so far. No, I still have not started on her room, and no, I do not want to lol. I still have to figure out what to do for dinner. Does anyone else hate cooking, even for the family, when you are not hungry in the least? It just seems to make it unappealing when you are not looking forward to eating it yourself lol.

Ok, this one is done for now, I will most likely be back later with more!


P.S. If you are looking for a good Asisan side dish or killer appitizer, Mrs. B posted this today, and it looks so easy and nom worthy, I am going to try it very soon!

*Music of the Moment: Blue Lamp by Stevie Nicks*
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The Computer Connoisseur said...

That was so nice of them, it's great to know there are people like that in the world. They always find a way to bring a bright spot to someone's day.

You write with such eloquence and emotion, I can't wait to read more!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a nice surprise! unexpected gift are always the best.

greekwitch said...

No actually, i never feel this way because i am always hungry! But still cooking bores me!
They sound like kind people.

Unknown said...

Usually I am always hungry as well...but today I was just NOT feeling it lol...

AmyK. said...

That is just a lovely thing. And I hope your daughter LOVES school...so exciting!!

Unknown said...

She is SO ready to go Amy...it is killing her having to wait lol. We are all excited!