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What I Learned This Week

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Aug 25th, 2009

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2009

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Aug
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what-i-learned-this-week

This past Thursday, my husband had his knee surgery.  I am happy to report that all went well and he is on the road to recovery.  (It’s a slow road, but a road nonetheless!)

What I still can’t wrap my brain around is the outpouring of kindness from our family and friends.   For starters, my parents took the kids for a couple of days which was a huge help.  Throughout the day of the surgery, I was getting phone calls or text messages from so many people asking for  updates.  On Twitter and Facebook we were getting well wishes sent to us.  Even my husband’s cell phone, which was tucked away in my purse, kept vibrating with phone calls and messages.  Since he stayed in the hospital over night, his parents drove an hour to come and visit him.  Having them at the hospital that night for visiting hours meant so much to my husband.

It was a long day! We left the house at 5:30 that morning and I came home after 10 that evening.  While driving home, exhaustion was setting in pretty heavy.  The only thought on my mind was crawling into bed.  Until it dawned on me that I needed to get the trash and recycling containers to the curb.  It took me about 2 seconds to decide I wasn’t going to do that.  They could wait until the next collection day.

I pulled onto our street to find my trash and recycling containers at my curb! I’m not even kidding when I tell you I just about started crying.  My neighbors across the street who have a key to our house, came over and not only took care of the trash, but fed my animals as well! Other then texting them after the surgery, I hadn’t spoken to them that day to even ask them to do that.  They did it out of the kindness of their hearts and it absolutely meant the world to me.

When we got home from the hospital the next day after a very stressful car ride, there was a box sitting on our porch.  Once I got my husband situated, I opened it to find a box of goodies from friends of ours.  It was 4 boxes full of brownies and cookies and happiness, oh my!!  For those of you who may need a gift idea, check out Cheryl & Co.  It was perfect!

That evening, my neighbor Jo-Lynne came walking down the street with a dish in her hand.  As she approached me, she said “Here’s your dinner for tomorrow night.  I know your main chef is down and out.”  (FYI, I do not cook.  Nothing about it appeals to me.  I can make about 2 dinners and that is it).

I threw my arms around Jo-Lynne and gave her a big hug.  I was so touched that she took the time to prepare a meal my family.  And believe me, my husband and kids could not have been happier with the scrumptious chicken dish that broke up the monotony of my “cooking.”  And I am using the term “Cooking” very loosely!

Other friends have offered to mow our grass, pick up the kids from daycare, or simply come and sit with us.

My lesson for this week is a wonderful one.  We are truly blessed to have so many thoughtful and caring people in our lives.  The kindness that has been shown to us by so many people over these last few days will not be forgotten.  I can only hope that one day I can show them the same in return.

For more What I Learned This Week, visit Jo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife.


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What I Learned This Week: How To Be A Friend

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Jo-Lynne over at Musings of a Housewife started a carnival today called What I Learned This Week.  I learned something big over this past weekend and I’m very excited to share it with everyone.  I learned about friendships and reconnecting with old friends.

This past weekend I reconnected with not just one, but two friends that I have somehow managed to lose touch with over the years.  For a few years now I’ve been dogging myself about not being a great friend and letting people I care for slip away.  But I’m starting to realize it is not so much that as it is that sometimes life just gets in the way.

Through Facebook, I reconnected with my friend Michelle from x-ray school.  Michelle and I were close friends throughout our 2 year stay at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  After we graduated I moved away to Philadelphia.  We managed to keep in touch for a little bit after that because I was getting married and she was in the wedding.  Then I had Kiki.  I saw her once after that when Kiki was about 2 months old and that was that.

I was beyond excited when about a month ago I had a friend request from her on Facebook.  We quickly made plans to get together.  I think we were both a little anxious because seven years had passed since the last time we saw each other.  Seven years.  Since then, she has married the guy she was dating in x-ray school and they have bought their first house together.  We have moved as well in those seven years, changed jobs once or twice, and had AJ.

So we met up on Saturday night.  We got to the restaurant first and while we waited, I started to get really nervous.  But when they got there, it was like we picked up where we left off.  The conversation flowed and the laughs were abundant.  We closed the bar that we ended up at and I still didn’t want to go home.  It was a blast.

Michelle and I

The reunited gang from our x-ray school days.

Sunday afternoon, I had plans to meet up with another of my friends that I lost touch with as well.  This reunion I was more apprehensive of because the separation stemmed from hurt feelings and miscommunications.  Melissa and I met a few years ago when we worked at the same hospital.  We became close and it wasn’t long before we found ourselves together a lot outside of work.  Her and her husband even moved out near us which we were very excited about.  But then, like I wrote earlier, feelings got hurt and things became awkward.  For me it was easier to distance myself than talk about stuff.  So two years went by with out communication.  She recently just sent me an email about friends she didn’t want to lose in 2009 and that got the ball rolling.

Our meet up was a little awkward at first because we needed to clear the air which is never really fun.  But after that it was smooth sailing.  Our lunch began at 1 and we left the restaurant at 6 that evening!

To sum up what I learned this week: friends are important and friendships require work. My stubbornness is not a great asset to my friendships (notice that both Michelle and Melissa made the first move in both cases).  But I am so thankful that they did!  Some friendships are worth holding onto and now that I have them both back I refuse to lose them again.  They both mean too much to me!


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Good Intentions

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Nov 2nd, 2008

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Recently I met up with my friend Marta at our local outlets.  The plan was to spend some time together shopping for ourselves.  The rule we set before we even got there was we were NOT going into any children stores.  And believe me, there are some good ones there like Children’s Place, Carters, Gymboree, and Hartstrings.

We pretty much went into every non-kid store they have.  We drooled over the purses in Coach, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors.  We checked out what our friends Eddie Bauer, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ann Taylor were offering us.  We even went into the uniform store since we are both x-ray techs, although that was probably the quickest visit we had.  Who wants to shop for boring ol’ scrubs when we are shopping for fun stuff?

The best part was trying on jeans at True Religion and Lucky.  They really are nice jeans but in the end we couldn’t justify coughing up the 100+ bucks it takes to own a pair.  Apparently, we couldn’t justify spending any money on ourselves except for lunch.  Oh sure, we tried.  But we talked ourselves out of everything we  contemplated purchasing.

That’s not to say that we didn’t leave empty handed.  Yes there were bags in our hands…bags to Children’s Place.  Oh, and Marta bought her husband a pair of athletic shorts.  We really did have the best of intentions when we started out that day.  Somewhere along the way I guess mom guilt (and a little wife guilt) won over.  I could go out on a limb and say maybe next time, but I’m not that stupid anymore!!


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Friendships

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I have a confession to make: I am not a good friend. (GASP!)  To all my friends that are reading this right now, I’ll give you a minute to let this settle into your brain.  I don’t mean that in all aspects of friendship.  I won’t run around and trash talk you to others and share your secrets.  But if we run into a scenario where our lives take different paths, I probably won’t keep in touch with you.  I’m truly sorry for this.  It’s not you, it’s me.

Let me show you what I mean.  I talk to 0 people from high school.  And there is no exaggeration in that whatsoever.  I talk to 0 people from my x-ray class.  And the amazing thing is that during those times, I had some great friendships.  Now some of these friendships from my youth I got burned in and so I wouldn’t want to keep any communication open.  But others were great friendships and I just let them fall through the cracks.

But I am trying to improve on this as I get older, not only for myself because I would like to have more than just 5 people at my funeral, but also for my kids.  I want them to understand that friendship is something that you need to work at and that it can be rewarding to have someone, that’s not your husband, to lean on and that understands you.

One of my friendships that I have actually held onto is with my friend Marta.  I met Marta at my first job out of x-ray school back in 2000.  I have since left there and have stopped talking to my friends from there, which is my normal pattern.  Except for Marta.  Marta has also moved out my way, which makes it easier to get together, but for me it goes beyond that.  I actually want to keep in touch with Marta.  In fact, I make it part of my weekly routine to talk to her.  Even with life as busy as it is, both for her and for me, if I haven’t talked to her in a while, I realize it.  This is huge for me.  Normally, out of sight out of mind and I know that’s horrible; but with Marta, it is different for me.  She is an example I can give to my kids about the joys of friendship.  She listens, she gives good advice, she makes me laugh, and she doesn’t care when I call her up and just go into a rant without asking her how life is going.  And actually, at my wedding she was asked if she was my sister.  To which I think she replied, “If I was her sister don’t you think I would be in the wedding?”  Good point!

What do you think? Marta is on the left and I’m on the right.

But like I said earlier, I am getting better with this whole friendship thing.  There are a lot of people now, especially here in my own neighborhood, that I know I would keep in touch with if our paths left one another.  And I hope that there are people out there that would say that about me, especially Marta since I pretty much just dedicated this whole post to her!