My body hates Red Vines. Bummer. My used-to-be favorite semi-indulgence banished in one fell swoop. I will spare you the gory details but, suffice it to say that Original Red Vines will not be making any more appearances in my shopping cart.... (sigh)
WD-40 can fix EVERYTHING. So I was shampooing the carpet at my house....barefoot, of course....everyone shampoos barefoot, right? and the carpet was coming out beautifully. I didn't want to miss a spot, so I cozyed up to the corner next to the couch and unknowingly put my right foot squarely onto THE CENTER OF A GLUE TRAP! Holy. Cow. Thankfully, the only thing in the glue trap was my foot, not-so-thankfully that stinkin' glue from the trap sticks to EVERYTHING. I peeled off the trap (strings of glue everywhere), slapped a piece of copy paper on the bottom of my foot so the glue wouldn't stick to my flip-flops and made my way to Home Depot. Let me tell you, there is no better place to sit than a large orange rolling ladder in the power tool section of Home Depot. The people watching is divine and everyone had an opinion on how to get the glue off my foot. However, Jim Garcia was the hero of the day - all 4'8" of him. He brought me a mini can of WD-40 and while he was squirting it on my foot, he explained why "The 40" was the best solution to most of life's problems. I walked out of Home Depot on my own 2 non-sticky feet with 3 small cans of "The 40".... one for the glove compartment, one for my home tool box and one for the office. Would that all of life's problems were that easy to solve..... or maybe we all just need our own Jim Garcia.......
When someone wants to go, you have to let them go. Even if you'll miss them. Even if you don't think it's time. Even if you can't imagine a time when they weren't with you on the planet. I'm doing my best to stay present and give what support is needed......and most importantly not start missing or grieving until it's time.
Lots still to learn in this little life of mine. I'm determined to love my way through it - through the discomfort, through the embarrassment, through the loss.
I'm glad that you're on the journey with me - I wouldn't have it any other way.