Friday, December 2, 2005

SOUTH WOODS PRISON

JIMMY WENT TO "SOUTHWOODS PRISON," TODAY........DON'T GET SCARED!.......IT WAS FOR A MANDATORY MEDICAL VISIT.... 

HE DIDN'T CALL ME ALL DAY, AND I WAS WONDERING WHY...THEN, HE CALLED ME AROUND 5PM...........HE SAID, "FRAN, AS I WAS SIGNING OUT OF KINTOCK TO GO TO WORK THIS MORNING AT 11 AM, THEY TOLD ME I MUST GO ACROSS THE STREET TO SOUTHWOODS PRISON, TO SEE THE DOCTOR.....SO, A GROUP OF MEN WERE TAKEN THERE.  THEY WAITED ALL DAY, AND NEVER SAW THE DOCTOR.  THEY WERE BROUGHT BACK TO KINTOCK AT 4 PM....AND THEN MY HUSBAND STILL WENT TO WORK, TAKING THE 2 1/2 HOUR BUS TRIP THERE TO ATLANTIC CITY.  (he thinks the medical is because he is getting ready for parole, and they always are seen ).

I GUESS YOU COULD SAY, TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY FOR ME....SEVERAL "GOOD THINGS" HAPPENED, AND SEVERAL PROBLEMS GOT SOLVED, FOR ME.

WELL, I DECIDED TO GO ON WITH MY CHRISTMAS PROJECT, AS I TOLD YOU YESTERDAY............IT IS A CHALLENGE FOR ME, TO THINK OF SOMETHING I CAN DO , EACH DAY FROM NOW UNTIL CHRISTMAS TO HELP ANOTHER HUMAN BEING, A GROUP OF PEOPLE, OR ANIMALS...........

SO NOW, I FEEL THAT I HAVE BEEN GIVEN A "MISSION, " DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, TO FIND ONE GOOD THING EVERYDAY, TO HELP SOMEONE...........

SO, I SEARCH THE NEWSPAPER FOR IDEAS....I SEARCH MY BRAIN FOR IDEAS...AND I'M ON THE LOOK-OUT....THIS WILL HELP DIVERT MY MIND FROM ANY NEGATIVITIES THAT MAY BE THERE, HANGING AROUND, DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.  IT'S FUNNY, BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT MAY BE DIFFICULT, BUT THINGS KEPT POPPING UP IN FRONT OF ME ALL DAY. AS YOU MAY KNOW, IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME, BECAUSE I AM DISABLED, AND CAN ONLY GO OUT TO THE FOOD STORE...SO, I DON'T HAVE "ACCESS' TO MUCH, BUT THAT IS WHERE THE "CREATIVITY" COMES IN............I TOLD JIMMY ABOUT THIS PROJECT, AND HE THINKS IT'S A REAL GOOD IDEA......

SO, HERE GOES.....

 

 "FRAN'S CHRISTMAS LIST OF DOING FOR OTHERS"

 

DEC. 1. 2005.............I SENT AN E-MAIL TO MY SISTER AND AUNT, (which had been sent to me by a reader of this journal), OF SEVERAL SKETCHES OF JESUS "SMILING," AS HE CRADLED BABIES AND CHILDREN IN HIS ARMS...........I FOUND THE SKETCHES UNUSUAL, AND CALMING AND SOOTHING, AND I HOPE THEY DID , TOO........(24 more days till christmas)

DEC. 2, 2005............I HAD A $20.00 GIFT-CARD FOR "KOHL'S " SITTING IN MY DRAWER FOR 2 YEARS, GIVEN TO ME AS A GIFT.  I AM UNABLE TO DRIVE TO KOHL'S , SO I SENT THE CARD TO A FAMILY FRIEND  (senior citizen), ROSIE, WITH A NOTE THAT SAYS HOPE SHE WILL BUY HERSELF SOMETHING NICE.  (23 more days till christmas)

I'LL LET YOU NOW WHAT I DO EACH DAY.....I ALREADY HAVE MANY IDEAS IN MY HEAD, AND FEEL EXCITED TO DO THIS!  IT ACTUALLY OPENS UP MY MIND TO UNDERSTAND THAT A PERSON LIKE ME, WHO IS HOME ALMOST ALL THE TIME, HAS TO HAVE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON THINGS....AND I WILL PROVE IT TO MYSELF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON..............................LOVE, FRAN

 

2 comments:

sugar1337 said...

It is always a good idea to keep positive and active.  :)

lv2trnscrb said...

wonderful things you are doing for others! You are creative thinking of things to do! I admire you and respect you for reaching out to help others during this difficult time for you :)

betty