In better spirits…

Ok, I admit it…. I’ve had a few “blah” days, but things are getting better.

My Aunt Rachelle (actually I’ve never called her by her given name), she will always be Aunt Ricki to me… came to visit for a few days.  Aunt Ricki is the youngest of my Dad’s seven siblings.  She was a tremendous help both emotionally and physically.  For many years, we just didn’t make the opportunity to get together because life got in the way for both of us, like it does for all of us, but you know it doesn’t matter, time goes by, but we pick up like it was just yesterday.  I am so grateful for family.    Aunt Ricki and I enjoyed a few chick flicks  (sorry about that Rick), ordered Thai food in, we treated ourselves to a pedicure at my favourite day spa… I recommend closing your eyes during one to get the maximum “ah moments” so you can pay better attention to your tired feet that anchor and carry you each and every day.  We shared lunch with Rick which was nice to do on a week day for a change, we shopped, and then headed home for some down time pool side.  Aunt Ricki and I had a really nice chat on my outdoor bed under the starry night, it sure was nice.  Her visit sure made the week fly by for me.  I am so grateful that we were able to spend some quality time together !  On Aunt Ricki’s last day before heading home to Oakville, we went to my favourite store here in Chatham “The Birdie’s Nest”, and I now have a toe twin.  We now have matching toe rings and every time I look down at my feet I think of my lovely, giving, generous Aunt.   Now that she has returned home and a new week is about to start, I am going to be in serious ricky withdrawal… Aunt Ricki’s gone, and my Rick is back to work.