I just have 3 snippets.
- I got a kid of around 5 yrs old into a bit of trouble on the weekend. He was in a table next to mine with 2 adult women and a younger girl. One of the women was his mom. We were all in a packed restaurant and he was in the table in front of me although his back was towards me. During dinner he looked back at my table and I gave him a quick smile and looked away. He thought I was playing with him and he ducked behind the back of his chair. I could see him trying to peek at me but I didn’t pay attention to the kid because his mom was seated facing me. It was a good thing she was focused on feeding the little girl and didn’t look over. I only looked at the kid when I knew the mom and the other woman wasn’t looking at me. Eventually the mom got tired of the kid not eating, hiding behind the winter coats that were draped over the back of the chair and trying to peek at my table. She let loose a few stern words and the kid was sniffling and crying a bit. But before you start on me, he was giggling and laughing by the end of the night.
- My sister told me one of her neighbours passed away. She was an elderly woman who had some mental health issues but lived by herself. An ambulance and police showed up and they had to use a crowbar to open the door to her house. What surprised my sister and her neighbours is that the elderly woman’s daughter just lived down the street. None of them knew about the daughter until that old woman passed away. No one had keys to the elderly woman’s home. It’s just sad.
- It’s been almost 9 months since I lost my job. I have no idea what my next career will be. I have to admit that I didn’t really look hard for jobs until this year. I would say last year was more of a recovery – both physically and mentally. The uncertainty is both scary and exciting. The potential is limitless (or so I tell myself). I’m certainly pushing the limits of my comfort zone but I’m still strangely calm.