I suppose it was a day like any other

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
at least in the grand scheme of things.

- We got word that a friend who was waiting for some results on her cancer surgery, received good news and though she isn't out of the wood yet she is on a path that will hopefully lead her to good health.

- I took mom to the airport to get on a plane to go home like many other people were doing.

- We bumped into some "from the field" friends at a store in South Edmonton, near the Airport. Cool that that can happen, even out here in a big space.

- While we were on the road this morning I received txts that a friend who had been struggling with cancer, had suddenly passed away.

- We had a sick child at home.

- A friend brought us some good soup for supper.

- My nose is running and I'm sneezing a lot.

- A internet friend sent me an encouraging note.

- I saw gas priced at 78 cents a liter.


I suppose they are all things that happen to different people around the world on any given day. Well, except for the cheap gas; that was like as unto a miracle.


An emotional day with different farewells.

The hardest part was the news of the friend. That was a bit of a shock to us and took our breath away. After that it felt like many of the things we were working on today just didn't really matter. We kind of just lost interest in the day.

I feel like I just want to curl up into a ball and weep.


Just a part of living life I suppose. People always coming and going. For everyone, not just us.

I think it may be best to end the day with a hot shower that will steam my sinuses out, and get to bed. See if we can find some sleep.


Night from the field.

... and its not really as bad as it seems, just a bit sick and tired I suspect.


  1. Did we all just bombard you with the news from here?

    I do pray you will not get terribly ill. A crappy old cold/flu can make one feel so..., crappy. And it sounds as if you have plenty to do out there in the field.

  2. Nope, I think I got two txt's which was fine, great even because it means people there know that I still care, which I do.

    Yeah, this flu/cold thing is nasty. I'm staying away from the care homes today just to keep them safe.


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