Okay so this is another mushed up blog post of two days.
First of all I'd like to thank everyone for the sweet comments on my blogs!! I'm still figure out how everything works on this site, so I'm sorry if I haven't responded and seem rude!! You all are very motivational and inspiring! (to answer some particular comments I found especially funny/kind: Yes, the public can be very unexpected....I go in every day with an open mind, haha! Yes, my mom is awesome, and thank you for thinking I am too! And yes, I am a published writer, and hope to continue writing more in the future!)
Anyways, back to the giving (which you all have been doing a lot to me lately!). On the 7th I was really afraid my gift wasn't "gift-ish" enough. That morning I had to wash my uniform before work, and because of poor planning I had to say no to shopping with my mom. I could tell it really hurt her (I was upset too, as shopping trips for new clothes are rare for me). I told her that if I got off work early, I would try and make it up to her. Even though I worked most of the day, I really wanted to make things right.So we went shopping! Shopping trips in the past have been touch and go with me and my mom. I have very poor self esteem, and usually get emotional and irritable when trying on new clothes. This use to upset my mom so much the whole special trip would be ruined. But not this time!!! I tried on every thing my mom threw at me, right up until the store closed! We laughed and had a peaceful, wonderful time. Even though my legs and feet were aching (poor circulation) I decided to stay up with my mom watching one of her favorite shows. My dad had gone to bed early, and we had had such a fun night I didn't want her to sit alone in the dark. She was so happy to have someone to talk to about the show! :)
On June 8th, my gifts were once again a bit wishy washy, but I tried to be very deliberate about it! By morning I could tell I wasn't going to be able to give one nice gift, so I made sure to fill the day with little ones! I walked with my mom and her friend on their morning trek when she asked me this morning (she asks me every morning). That afternoon, even though I felt absolutely drained I stayed up and texted my boyfriend when he went on lunch break. I usually would have fallen asleep on him, but I could tell he was lonely, and was so happy to talk to me (which made me smile because I love when he's happy!). When I went to Target for new work pants (see Day 2), I made sure to stop for every person who even seemed to consider walking across the road from parking lot to store, smiling at every person (not creepily). Everyone smiled back! At work I stayed patient with a coworker who seemed to be purposely trying to get me to tell him to be quiet. It was tough, but worth it, and I've been so blessed today:
1) I really liked the fact that because I was up early I got a lot of things done
2) Dylan was super happy!!!
3) I found the most perfect pair of pants for work (seriously, I've been searching for a year)
4) This sweet four year old stopped as I was ripping his mom's movie tickets, looked up and me and said "whoa, a beautiful girl!" made. my. night.
5) Annoying coworker went home early!!!!!
6) The shy, new guy at work (he's pretty young too) finally started to joke around with me! This may sound odd, but he use to never talk to anyone. He was a hard worker and polite though, so I've personally taken him "under my wing" so to say. I usually try to have the occasional talk with him, and today he actually joked with me (and helped me look for missing packages of handsoap refills). Even if he doesn't actually need a friend, and he's only quiet when I'm working, I'm still glad that he smiles more now :)