Goodbye, uncle. You were a good guy.
So that started off my day on a downbeat. Add to that, our adopted Mexican pup was very unruly and made anything I tried to do extremely difficult due to the pain in my neck - trying to load the dishwasher and washing machine were unpleasant tasks made worse with "horse" getting in the way. *Actually named Sombra, not horse. Oh, and at one point he did go between my legs as I stood bending to look for something in the refrigerator and it did look to my daughter that I was horseback riding our gigantic, goofy pup. Cute, but a pain, nonetheless.
Some of my usual and customary worries were greatly eased by the benevolence of an area church ward, which I reached out to (very hard to do), whose elders and volunteers have acknowledged my family's need for help. They are providing generous amounts of food to see us through the next couple of weeks. This is a huge relief as cash reserves are extremely low and will not be replenished until last week of April. I'm very grateful and accept this blessing with love for this show of compassion and kindness. Another thing that should help take some financial pressure off is that my husband will have a bit of work and make enough money to pay our past due car loan installments. He'll be helping with a kitchen upgrade that starts next week. It's short term; temporary, but at least it's something, right.
Tonight I will bundle up, takes some much needed pain reliever, tuck in and give thanks for today's blessings. Good night & Peace.