Friday, February 18, 2011
I gave blood again today. In addition to an excused early absence from work and a load of good karma, I have been earning Lifesource points that I can redeem for gift cards at Target, McDonald's, iTunes, etc. It's the Brighten Life Program. How cool!
I have left emails and voicemail for my oldest friend, who is suffering through a week at home with a broken elbow. She has yet to check in with me at home, or at work, or online, on my cell.
That is her right. But it makes it hard for me to keep trying.
I know she suffers with depression, which leaves her feeling overwhelmed by inertia. I know her move to California has been unexpectedly complicated and fraught with difficulty.
But she keeps complaining about how she has no support. I have been there to lend her money and listen about/make suggestions about her troubled daughter and her work situation. When she doesn't acknowledge that she's not alone, that she does have me -- and has ever since we were in grammar school -- she makes it frustrating for me to be patient.
When she insists she has "no support," doesn't "have anyone," I wonder if she doesn't mean a man.
I can't help her with that, now can I?
This is who she is and I must try to accept it and get over it. I know that. I am just cyber venting .... again.