I hadn’t tried that combination before. I ate three meals yesterday.
When the day began I woke at 11:00AM, threw some clothes on and bussed it over to the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver to meet with a client. The night before my roommate finished moving her things out by 11:00PM. I am sad she had to go. Our lifestyles are very different and over time, we found they did not compliment one and other. And the damage deposit was not paid. I am grateful to have the manager I do here in the apartment complex I live in. He has been kind to me since Eric moved out in December. I miss Eric. Those difficult emotions are presently fresh in my mind but softer and manageable now. He did what he had to do. I can imagine him in Thailand and smile.
A few unexpected financial things occurred yesterday. My *GST check was automatically deposited into my bank account. I spoke to the man who purchased my painting and asked if he could make another small payment on the painting. He said yes and did. Text Link Ads paid me for the sponsor links they place on the top left of my sidebar. I talked to one of my clients about paying me in advance for any work he needs done in the near future. He agreed. Thank you. I have been working with him for two years now and we have a stable trusting work relationship. Google owes me just over a hundred bucks and I expect that in my account later this month. I have not returned my bottles yet. I didn’t have the strength yesterday.
I did however go and purchase groceries at the local market. I had food in my fridge and cupboards but was missing fresh vegetables and fruit, cheese, tofu, fish, chick peas, muesli and my favorite; pumpkin seeds.
A person donated $50 through Paypal yesterday, on this Blog’s about page. Thank you my friend.
I took four naps yesterday. I also showered for the first time in five days. When life becomes out of control I have a tendency to not shower or care for myself in respect to personal hygiene. This in turn heightens the trichotillomania and skin picking. When Joy moved in my skin and personal hygiene improved. My skin healed and softened. I went three weeks without showering in January due to grief.
An old friend of 10+years from Saint John arrived in Vancouver two weeks ago. It’s been nice having him around a couple of times a week. He inspires me with his honesty and down-to-earth nature. Soooo good to see someone from my hometown with all the little quirks and quarks we Maritimers have in common. He had worked up North building snow roads this past winter. He is in Vancouver until mid-may when he will leave to trek across Canada on bicycle to New Brunswick for two months. He’s lovin’ Vancouver and sees why I love it to.
RenÃ© is coming over for dinner this evening. As much as I care for her, she cares for me. She is my guardian angel out here I believe. She brought food up this past Tuesday evening and we ate. We chowed down on boiled cheddar bacon smokies with a large side of salad. I wouldn’t have eaten that day; not for lack of food but for lack of faith in myself. I look forward to my Tuesday night meals with Rene. We are both insane. She is my friend. I love her.
When writing I try to get it all out at once. This time I will leave room for discovery and purpose. I’ll close this post with a poem written by Portia Nelson. I published <a href=”http://jessicadoyle.ca/index.php/2006/09/26/chapters-of-my-life-and-loving-the-bounce/”Chapters of My Life and loving the bounce earlier here. Thank you everybody for saying a prayer or leaving a comment or sending me an email. I love all of you in my current life and in my past life.
I walked down the sidewalk and
fell into the same hole again.
I couldn’t understand.
It wasn’t my fault.
This time it was easier to get out.
I walked down the sidewalk and fell into the same hole again.
This time I understood why and it was my fault.
This time it was easier to get out.
I walked down the sidewalk and saw the same big hole.
I walked around it.
I didn’t fall into that hole.
I chose another sidewalk.
Chapters of my life was written by Portia Nelson.
*When you earn under a certain amount of money in Canada you are eligible to receive a rebate on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), quarterly. The amount varies per individual. It is usually under $100.