After a good nap this morning, I woke feeling much better and ready to enjoy my Saturday.
It’s actually the first real Saturday we have had since Mom died, because of various funeral, family, and work activities.
We played crafts this morning, Nathan working on his violin lesson posters and me working on Seder invitations:
I wanted to take a little walk around the block, just to see if my lungs were working and because it is such a gorgeous day. I walked toward the lakes, and down the street found a ginormous garage sale. Not just any garage sale, but a garage sale for a little boy who is very sick and they are trying to raise money for his medical bills.
It reminded me of my little friend Ainsley, and so I determined to buy anything I could to help. Not in a foolish way, but in a legit-we-need-this kind of way. We have a tiny bit of voucher left that I can trade in for reimbursement.
We were able to get bunk beds, a potty chair, a bouncy chair, and a ton of clothes! We will be able to go back to the co-op to get mattresses for the bunk beds, and I think we are set now on all the clothes we are supposed to have until we see what children we actually start caring for in the beginning. I think the only thing we still need is an infant carrier, and that comes with the baby since they expire. This is good news, that we are good to go. It’s scary news in that this might actually happen, someday, eventually, us caring for a child or more.
We also got hats for Ainsley and ties for Nathan. A good and productive shopping surprise!