Thursday, December 5, 2013

Saved by this blog

There are so many wonderful reasons why this blog has been a blessing.  Recently, the ability to go back, kind of like a diary, and see what I was doing a year ago etc has been invaluable.   In fact, I will go so far as to say it may have saved my sanity.

You see, today is someone's birthday in my house (not me or Mom).  A week or so there was a discussion about what to do, how to celebrate.  I couldn't remember what we did last year.  So........I referred back to the blog........

And there it was - - - a blinding reminder of the events one year ago ---- (I think it may have been so socially traumatic to me that I blocked it out.)   You can read about the "fun" time we had here

I came so close to accidentally re-creating that party!   Ughhhh.   So thanks to this blog, I purchased a table at a local dinner theatre tonight for Auntie and all her friends who will be celebrating tonight and I will be peacefully at home looking after Mom.   Sighhhhh!   Everyone is happy!

Now, here is another little "Small Town" moment for you.   Yesterday morning I went to the drive thru to get my coffee on the way to work.  When I got up to the window the lady says "The man in front of you paid for your coffee and said Merry Christmas"!!   Wow, I thought that was so sweet.  You hear about that sometimes but it never happens to you.   So I mentioned it on facebook.   THEN this morning I am in line again and I recognize the car in front of me.  I know he and his wife and I'm guessing they saw my facebook post.  I roll up to the window and the lady says "The man if front of you paid for your coffee!" 

TWO days in a row!!!  Guess I'm going to have to pay it forward :)


  1. What a wonderful post.
    I so love our bloggie world.
    Merry Woolie Christmas Blessings

  2. What a lovely post. So wonderful when people surprise us with their kindness. xo Laura

  3. I depend on my blog as an online diary so that I can easily check back on tests and doctor appts that I have had.
    A lovely post

  4. How cool and you were so smart. I remember last year. I am going to go read the post though. What a nice man. You will have to do something nice for him and his wife. How funny that you got to the drive through at the same time two mornings in a row.
    Have a nice day.

  5. Happy Birthday to Auntie! That is certainly a great gesture for someone to pay for your coffee order!

  6. Wow, someones in the holiday spirit early! Lucky you.
    I just found out that I lost a year and a half of photos from my computer,
    so I'm thankful that I have the ones I posted at least to save.

  7. Hi Kim, so wonderful to hear stories such as that, it is a wonderful time of year......Great you back tracked on your blog, still love blogging and all the friendships I have made, Blessings Francine.

  8. It is the little kindnesses that mean so much.

  9. Someone is spreading some Christmas cheer in your town and you are the pretty recipient. You've got it made between the phone company and this generous fella.

    Happy Birthday to your Auntie. You're a smart cookie, no need for a repeat of last year. I remember the drama,lol.... Everyone is happy so that's a good day.

  10. Haha good thing you have a way to see what hasn't worked in the past. ;)

    How sweet! That makes me want to pay for someone's coffee too. :)

  11. I've had someone pay for a meal for me already. It's pretty cool.

  12. Happy birthday to Auntie and happy quiet time for you. Sounds like a win-win situation to me :)
    So who reading this blog will be ahead of you in the coffee drive thru tomorrow? Let's make it 3 in a row.
    Hugs :)

  13. Happy Birthday to Auntie and enjoy your quiet time Kim. I want to do that pay it forward thing but we are hardly ever in line for food. We have done the pay it forward other ways but I want to do it for coffee, burgers or tacos or Chick-fil-A! We have a Chick-fil-A finally coming to our Kinda Big City! Excited!!!!

  14. I'm sure your Auntie will enjoy her party...great idea! Small towns do have advantages but paying it forward can be done anywhere...However, the odds of knowing who is being kind to you is greater in a small town! One of my coworkers had all her groceries paid for by someone doing a good deed in honor of a friend who had died. Better than sending flowers!

  15. I agree, blogs can be a blessing. It actually saved my life. Parsley suspected I had blood clots a couple months ago and urged me to go to the Dr so I went and you know, she was right. She was so so so right. She saved my life and I've never met her in life yet. And it brought so much comfort recently when my Freddy passed on. So, yes, it can definitely be a blessing, I agree.