Saturday, June 07, 2008

6-7-8

Today was a beautiful and hot day in Kansas City. It was perfect pool weather. After my tech meeting it was kind of cloudy so I thought I wouldn't be able to lay out, but by the afternoon it had cleared up.

I love driving into work on the weekends because the highways and most of downtown are not busy at all. I met my weekend/night supervisor for breakfast before the meeting. As I got off the highway there was a guy standing there with a sign saying he was homeless and hungry. When I pulled up next to him I told him I was going to the Denny's that was one block away and if he would walk up there I would buy him breakfast. By the time I got parked and walked in Kevin was waiting for me at the front door. We talked while he waited for his order. He told me he became homeless after his brother died. He said he did not handle the death well and knew he had mental health issues but didn't know where to get help. Kevin has been homeless for 6 years; literally living under a bridge. I can only imagine what that is like. I gave Kevin a few places he could go for free mental health services and he was on his way. As he left he thanked me for breakfast and told me where he sleeps in case I ever need anything. I often will see a homeless person and want to stop and just talk with them. We all need someone to talk to every once in a while.

Miss Sadie is doing so well. MJ dropped her off at my work this morning, so my techs were surprised that we had a special guest. She did so well during the meeting; in fact she was better behaved then a couple of my techs. As we walked up to the apartment she remembered which door was mine. When I opened the door both Sadie and Sophie were so excited to see each other. I am once again reminded at how Sophie is not very good at sharing. Boy she gets upset when I show any kind of affection to Sadie.

I am wanting to find a good book for me to read, so what are you guys reading this summer. It's been so long since I have just sat down and read so I am pretty excited that my interest in reading is coming back, but I have no idea what books are out there.

Did you guys realize what today's date is:
6-7-8

Pretty cool, huh?

9 comments:

redfrog27 said...

I love Stephen King but i understand not everyone likes him but try the green mile great story
also enjoying stephanie laurens romances

Julie said...

Pretty awesome that you bought breakfast for someone down on his luck. It's easy not to really notice anymore and that is sad.
I like to read chick books in the summer. Target always has a good selection of paperbacks. I'll give this some thought and email you.

Parker said...

That photo made my Mommy homesick...

Lynilu said...

I like anything by Nicholas Sparks. He wrote "The Notebook," and "Message in a Bottle." I liked "The Wedding," "The Guardian," "Dear John," and "The Choice." They are light reading, well-written, and each story is different, although most (all??) are based in North Carolina. He also wrote an autobiography, "Three Weeks With My Brother," which I enjoyed, too.
http://www.nicholassparks.com/

If you like history, pick up something by David McCullough. I've read several of his, but you'd probably enjoy "Truman" most, because of the historical ties to the KC area. It's very good! Well written, very interesting, and he is one of the best writers I've ever read.
http://www.simonsays.com/content/destination.cfm?tab=1&pid=328883&wsref=3&num=435

Another good author is Philippa Gregory who wrote "The Other Boleyn Girl." She writes historical novels and is a good read.
http://www.philippagregory.com/

Good reading!

Chelle said...

I heard a reading by the author from "The Pirate's Daughter" this week, and am looking forward to reading it.

Renaissance Woman said...

I finished A Three Dog Life and it is a great book. I'm looking for a new book for the summer. I'll let you know what I find.

amy h said...

I agree with Lynilu that "The Notebook" is fun. I just finished "Eat, Pray, Love." It is nonfiction, but it was really good. You might like it. It made me want to learn meditation. Right now I am in the second book of the His Dark Materials series. It is juvenile fantasy -- not usually my thing, but Angie is making me read them. My friend Jen just finished "The Timetraveller's Wife" and she really liked that. I have it in my nightstand, but haven't started it.

beans said...

That's awesome. I have always said I wanted to something random like that, but I never do. Good for you.

B.E.C.K. said...

You are so kind for taking the time to buy Kevin breakfast and talk with him. A lot of people wouldn't reach out like that. You have a good and generous heart.