Occasionally, I forget stuff. Shocker, I know.
All last week, I meant to do my visiting teaching. I knew the end of the month was coming, and I just didn't get to it. And my partner is out of town.
How bad is that?
For anyone who doesn't know about visiting teaching (vt) it's a church program in which every woman has someone assigned to watch over her and basically be a personal contact every month between her and the church. As a vt I have a partner and a route of 4 women that I am supposed to contact every month. I sometimes share a spiritual thought, but mostly the ladies I see would rather chat.
See, the smart thing to do, would be to make these monthly contacts at the beginning of the month, wouldn't it? But as much as I would like to be, I'm just not a beginning of the month kind of girl. My comfort zone is somewhere around the middle of the month. And I live in my comfort zone whenever possible.
So the month got away from me, and on the 31st, I finally ended up writing cards to everyone and then I promptly forgot to drop them in the mail. But I swear, my intentions were good. I at least get some credit for remembering, and trying right?
On Sunday, I found out that one of my ladies' mil died last week. Funeral was Saturday. Which lead me to the conclusion that I pretty much stink as a vt. Where was I to help bring in a dinner after the family's long, hard day? Or help her find a funeral dress, or run her kids around so she could be available for all the things she needed to do?
So now what? My partner is and has been out of town, so it's just me.
I know that if I offer to bring in a dinner, it will be quickly turned down. ("no, no. We're fine.") And after all, the whole thing has been over for 3 days now. I could just take something anyway. What about running over some brownies? ( As in run over to her house with brownies - - Not as in run over the brownies with my car. Cause I can't afford to get another alignment right now.) Does it change anything at all if I tell you that this is the same woman that was in charge of The Kitchen? Because it is.
OH wise internet friends ( and strangers too -hey feel free to chime in) - what do I do?