Thursday, March 17, 2016

LEAPING LUCKY LEPRECHAUNS

I hope you remembered to wear green and add an O' to your last name!  It's St. Patrick's Day!
Today I woke up with the luck of the Irish.  Full of energy and no pain! That is such a crazy good feeling.  I've had a stomach bug for several long days (I get those several times a year) but at least it wasn't the flu.  Which many people on the island are getting ... 

I've found a buddy from my volunteer driving.  I've driven her three or four times and we just hit it off.  She's 84, widowed for 3 years and is a stitch.  She's a long time island lady with over 600 relatives in Hawaii.  I'm learning history and traditions and the best brand of poi.   

She lives only five minutes away and just loves getting out, even for just an hour.   My plan is to continue to take her to doctor appointments, but also call her once in awhile and maybe go out once a week.  Drive by the beach ... shop in a different part of the island ... go out for lunch.  Whatever strikes her fancy!

You just never know when you'll meet a friend.






10 comments:

  1. Glad you're feeling so much better!

    Your volunteer driving thing is really interesting. But it's kind of sad, too, that someone with 600 relatives on the island has to rely on a stranger-turned-friend to take her places.

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    1. Of course, the relatives are younger and so have jobs during the daytime. She is quite busy on the weekends!! Her daughter lives about 45 minutes away. Her other kids have moved off the island (if you want a career ... you kinda have to leave and hope you get to return!)

      I'm just the day shift! And sometimes it's good to have a NONfamily person to listen!!

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  2. What a nice post! Your new friend is so lucky! I can tell you are a truly wonderful friend and person! And I am also happy for you to find someone close by that you enjoy so much!

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    1. Blushing ... but thanks. She is just a hoot!! Always on the go ... gets out of her little apartment every day. Tomorrow I'd driving Miss Phyllis!

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  3. What a nice post! Your new friend is so lucky! I can tell you are a truly wonderful friend and person! And I am also happy for you to find someone close by that you enjoy so much! Julie

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  4. How wonderful for you!!! How wonderful for her! You are putting stars in your Heavenly Crown for being so kind and generous!!

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    1. Just got to put in my time before I need the assistance! Gives me something fun to do. Thursday I'm picking up a client at 6am, flying to Oahu so she can have a lung biopsy, then home that night at 7:30 pm .... Now THAT's a day! I hope there is something fun to do near the hospital.

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  5. If you haven't googled 'Driving Mss Norma' check it out. How wonderful!
    Love reading your blog and playing Words with Friends!

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    1. Thanks! I never kept a journal or diary when I was young. Have no idea why I'm doing it now!

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  6. What a great volunteer job. I swear, I cannot spell volunteer for the life of me. I always have to write it a couple of times before I get it right.

    Volunteering is a good way to meet people. I'm disappointed that I haven't met more people in my new neighborhood. Now that it's spring, I hope to get outside and walk more. It's a very small neighborhood, and I think I could meet a few more people that way.

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