Becky and I spent a wonderful weekend together again.
On Thursday evening, I rode the bus from El Paso to Las Cruces which is a short trip of about 30 minutes. Way cheaper to go by bus at $3 rather than driving when gas is so very expensive. Becky & her caregivers picked me up at a little cafe near the bus stop and we went to her apartment. Becky and her roommate, Melissa, have made their apartment so nice and homey. Melissa has 2 parrots that make just enough noise to let you know they are alive. Becky loves the birds too. So Thursday night was all about catching up on gossip and figuring out what was on the agenda for Friday. Becky and Melissa have become very close and are like sisters.
Friday, Becky went to Sunland Park, NM to the casino with her friends from Dayhab. She was very very excited and determined to win some $$$. And she didn't do to badly. She took $20 and came home with $5....better than I usually do at the casino.
My agenda on Friday was an appointment with my rheumatologist who has an office .6 miles away from Becky's apartment. I walked the .6 miles...downhill...and was so pleased with myself. Lupus has been rearing it's ugly head lately and I've been taking physical activities very slowly. I got good news from the doctor...no new or additional drugs! WooHoo!
My good friend, Lesley Maguire, took me to the local printing company and we got Becky's Dream Cookbook set up and ready for printing. It should be ready for her to start selling next week!
Lesley had such a brilliant idea when she came up with the cookbook project. Thank you so much, Lesley! Becky will use the money from the cookbook for her spending money when she goes to NYC!
Becky had her regularly scheduled bowling practice for Special Olympics on Friday night and wow, did she do great! One strike after another! She made the highest score on her team with a 278.
Becky is so empathic and caring. She called to make sure I was doing better, to see if she could help somehow. She is a stunning example of how people who have many challenges in life are often the ones to extend their helping hand first.