Again, this week I’ve looked more close to home for my next A.O.K.
This is for a special person in my life…Mother-in-law/Nanny/Aunty/Mommy Pat, who is all things to all people whoever encounters her in their life. From the very first day I meet her….yikes that was 34 years ago!!. As well documented, from that day going forward, she along with Conrad has made me feel part of this special warm (slightly strange) family. As much as anyone can be, she wasn’t and isn’t judgemental about my, to be kind to me let’s just say ‘temperamental’ personality. Whilst this family hasn’t cured my ‘ailments’, which I know will come as a big surprise to those who know me, the inclusion into their family has immensely enriched my life and unwittingly showed me what a kind, loving, warm family looks like.
Yes she has just turned 80 not that you’d know, apart from not looking her age she certainly doesn’t act it. Her zest for life is self evident; her ‘go for it, energetic, fun & friendly’ attitude is a credit to anyone of any age. But to be honest it has to be said, there are times where we do have a cause to tell her off for her flirting, swearing, showing off and cooking, although I must admit this has improved recently and also for at times talking like she’s from another planet, which is unfair as only Joss can understand her!. Is she just a bit mentally disturbed?….you better believe it!
Not that I’ve conducted a survey, if asked the question “outside your partner, who is your favourite person in your life” I would say for those who know her, Pat would win hands down.
And for those who may read this and not know her, below are words that sums up all those whose path she crosses. It’s from a Solicitor I respect and have known for many years and whom Pat has recently had dealings with. She said….
“It was great to meet Patricia last Monday, she was full of life and we had a lovely chat. I was going to say I hope to be in her great shape at her age, but it would take some doing!”
So a brief meeting and that is the kind of impact she can have on others. Mind you Vicki, the solicitor, does know me quite well so was probably expecting a rough and ready crack addict to walk through the door, although to be fair I could have also shown her one of those (only joking Melissa).
I know what you’re thinking, what a lovely act of kindness, sharing my wonderful thoughts with you guys, but no, I go further than that. WHAT I hear you say? Oh yes, my kindness holds no bounds. So Pat if you’re reading this, below is my A.O.K. And if you’re not reading it….tough cookie, you can’t claim your prise as I clearly don’t interest you :0( (again only joking).
So as to my act…. I will be sending a big black man, I mean I will be granting you a full day and/or night to go anywhere you like, drive you ANYWHERE in the country and treat you to 17 stops for cups of coffee (with hot milk), food and even build you a sandcastle if you choose the seaside. Or maybe just be your chauffeur so you can visit your friends. It’s time to put that mind to work. Btw, this voucher is valid until 31st August 2018 and is non-transferable, sorry kids!
Taken last year, those hours at the gym certainly pays off