Late in the afternoon, Barry having finished work, for the day joined me in the kitchen. We were at a loss for dinner ideas. He decided on some leftovers and I held out for something better. Little did I know that something better was about to ring our doorbell.
Teri, a friend Barry met through work and is now a good friend to both of us,was standing holding a basket of fresh muffins! She not only came at a perfect time for some girl talk, while Barry headed out for a band practice; she was holding my dinner! Banana chocolate chip muffins are a favourite of mine. We had a lovely evening and got caught up on all he news and she even offered to administer my medication to my foot.
Those visits along with family phone calls keep be busy so I had little time to focus on the up coming MRI.
We packed our bags and headed out the next day. The drive is difficult but doable. We had a lovely dinner with our girl Jerri,and then they wheeled me to the hospital. It was the first time I had an MRI at Princess Margaret and they were all very nice. I used all of my courage to not be asked to be taken out. I did it! And now I'm free.
We waited for Jerri to finish work and now the three of us are on our way to Ottawa. Under any other circumstances I wouldn't be driving anywhere but I see it as a family holiday for us in Ottawa. There's a baby shower for a new Parson's Baby and we all want to be there to celebrate.
Meghan has left Sudbury, and is headed to Ottawa. Her and Jerri get to spend the weekend with their lifelong friends, Keara and Molly. It will be a fun summer weekend for all of us.
The trouble is leaving a city the size of Toronto on a long weekend equals chaos. Meg left Sudbury around the same time as us and has long since arrived.
It's raining and there's lots of traffic and as always there are crazies on the road. I'm lying in the back seat surrounded with pillows. If I didn't need to be there so badly this weekend, this is something I would never do.
Family and friends are what we all need right now so if it means a long uncomfortable drive to get it. That's what we will do.