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I slept at M’s house last night.  I only told her about my new living situation a couple of weeks ago.  Since then, she has made an extra effort to stay connected with me.  I so appreciate that.  Normally, a month or two could fly by without us talking…we’re busy ladies.  Now if I just send her a note that says “hi”, she asks if I want to come over and spend the night.  My friends are so great!  I can’t stay over too often though.  She’s twenty minutes away and I don’t like to spend the gas money.  And just like with J and T’s home and hospitality, I don’t want to wear out my welcome with M.

I had a nice time with M.  Her brother came by and we had a little prayer and bible reading session.  Since I don’t go to church buildings anymore, this was like mini “church” for me.  I really felt uplifted from our time with each other and God.

M wanted to stay up late talking but I am so used to going to sleep around 10 pm in order to get enough sleep and leave my sleep spot early in the morning, I passed out sometime after 11.  When I woke up in the morning it was raining.  M was still asleep, so I grabbed my umbrella and walked toward the ocean as I often do when I stay over.  The rain was fairly light and the weather wasn’t too cold so it was a very enjoyable walk.  I got some delicious coffee for us and headed back.  M and I got our chat in as we had our coffee and I prepared to go off to work.

I went to my storage to get another blanket.  It’s supposed to get down to 40 degrees tonight.  This will be the coldest night so far since I’ve begin this lifestyle.  I know I’ll survive…just hope it won’t be too cold to get comfortable and sleep.  The blanket I chose was one that belonged to my oldest daughter.  It got me thinking about her.  She lives in a neighboring state with her boyfriend and I hardly ever see her.  We really don’t talk much either…she’s not a big talker so phone calls are….uneventful.  I shed a few tears tonight thinking about her, wishing she lived closer, wishing we had a closer relationship.  We love each other but I think we could have a better relationship.  It’s something I need to put some effort into.  It’s not going to happen by itself.

Well I guess that’s enough from me for today!  Thanks so much for reading my blog!  xoxo

 

 

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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