I don't really know how to put this to keep it from being so long so I will just dive in here. Yesterday my phone rang and it was my little neighbor lady of eight years, calling me to tell me that her husband had just past away. Now this couple has always fascinated me as they were in their 80's and so active. They went and did everything together including mowing their lawn. They would each crank up a push mower, she started on one end, he the other and it looked as if they *raced* to see who reached the middle part first. They grocery shopped, went power walking, just everything together. When I got off the phone I decided to call the president of our HOA and let her know about the neighbor's death. She was very nice and said the sub division had enough money in the funds to send flowers and we discussed putting together a meal for the lady for when family gathers at her home. What surprised me though, is that when the prez of the HOA found out who I was, she made a comment something like "oh, so your hubby DOES have a wife! We had wondered since no one has ever seen you out." Now, she didn't say it in an ugly manner at all. It was jokingly and she was laughing a bit. It just made me stop and think of what a hermit I have become and how my OWN hubby has to go to neighborhood gatherings and meetings alone. No one here except the neighbors to the direct right and left of me know that I even exist. Okay, so I am not feeling sorry for myself. It just made me stop and think of how outgoing I use to be and how it all changed. My neighbor lady is the one who needs the prayers and conndolences. I just cannot imagine seeing her without her husband of all these many years right by her side. So sorry for the ramblings. I just feel like I want to do something special for her and am trying to figure out exactly what and where to begin.