Can we just talk about this holiday tea a second? I am in love with the little tag along tins that come in each of the boxes. They are all caffeine free too. This one smelled so good and tasted just like gingerbread. So what is in this yummy tea? Cinnamon, Roasted Chicory, Ginger, Roasted Carob, Luo Han Guo. That’s it! And as William Shakespeare said” And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.”
Yesterday was Tommy’s MRI. At the hospital. Things were going well, we pulled up to the valet stand and were right on time for his appointment. They even made us a CD to take with us so we could see what they saw. By this time we are scared, tired and in pain. Back to the valet. They lost our keys. It was a huge cluster you know what! I was sure Tommy was going to have another heart attack right there. We could see our car from the stand. We saw the guy take our keys and head to the car. Then nothing for an hour.
A lovely nurse gave me the phone number for security and I called them and the valet supervisor. The head of security comes in and says he has called a locksmith and they will pay for it and do we want to have lunch or anything while we wait? I am staring at this guy like he is loony. “You do know that locksmiths can’t make keys for my Land Rover, right?” I swear he turned the color of paste.
Out of nowhere a very tall, stately gentleman appeared and we didn’t know him but he just sat with us. Offered to take us home or to lunch. They all just stayed with us. The nurse ran upstairs and came back with gift baskets of goodies and water even. As anxious as we were, I couldn’t help but notice the kindness of all of these strangers.
Finally the only person who actually took our advice and went to every car and checked it , Donna, the supervisor, came running in with our keys. They had been left in another car. Tears and hugs came next and then we got in our car and came home and stared at the wall for hours, then cried.
As for the CD. We saw what they saw. Suddenly it was all a little too real and by the end of the night all we could do was sit and hold on to each other. Our surgeon is out-of-town until Monday but our other doctor is calling as soon as they release the reports.
So to everyone yesterday who showed us so much love and care, thank you. I already contacted Integris and asked them to please do something special for these women who took the bull by the horns and made shit happen. They said they would.
And so we wait. And we will. Because it’s all we can do.