As some of my readers know, my daughter has Chronic Tic Syndrome. One of her symptoms is often back pain. So we are constantly on the look-out for something that makes her more comfortable. A little ago we were offered the 5 in 1 New Memory Foam Cushion lumbar pillow by Ziraki to review, which brought almost immediate relief to her aching back. Making sitting during school work so much more comfortable, this pillow brought her the much-needed comfort and support she needed. After a few days of constant use, she announced happily that her backpain had lessoned, and after a few more days it brought even greater relief. The lumbar pillow comes with a cooling pad, which we not really could try out, as it had been surprisingly cool since we got it. What will truly put it to the test, will be the upcoming Las Vegas summer months, which often have a daily temperature above 100 and more.
Because it worked so well for my daughter, I am going to purchase another pillow for my truck driving husband, who sits in the driver seat for many hours every day. He took it only for a short spin, stating how it fit perfectly against his driver seat,
feeling comfortable and snug.
The pillow comes with straps, that adjust to any type of chair and seat, so it is very versatile – from use in the office, to use
Well, my husband was transporting a load of hay this week, and it caught the truck on fire – the entire truck – and I am not talking about a pickup truck, but a Semi. There is nothing left of that darn thing, the entire cab of the truck including all of it that was in it burned to the ground within minutes.
What I am grateful for is, that my husband did not get hurt, minus a few scratches and a small burn on his arm. His stuff is gone, paperwork, credit cards, navigator, and all of the other stuff that make life a little easier when traveling, those are burned to ashes. Those can be replaced. They do not matter. He does. For the rest, there is insurance.
So, I am celebrating him being in one piece and home for a few days until he gets into the new truck next week.
I hope whatever you are grateful for this week is a lot less stressful and has a lot less danger involved.
Lost in a daydream
motor rumbling beneath me
endless empty road
Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015
In June and July, we spend a lot of time traveling throughout the United States. Even though we saw some interesting places and people along the way, the driving itself could be monotone and dreary at times. I wrote this Haiku while we were traveling through rural areas of North Dakota, which even in June felt chilly, especially for someone traveling from Florida.
This was supposed to have been their fresh start, a moment to begin again after a few turbulent years and the loss of their stillborn son.
Another chance to find each other, love one another with more depth than they ever had before, the loss bringing forth a good, in a bad situation.
But life, as usual, did not follow plans they made. The icy road ahead made it impossible for them to regain control of their car, before it was too late.
Holding hands until the moment of their death, taking their last laborious breath, they held on to the belief that now they would reunited with their child, at last.
Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015
This post was inspired by this weeks Five Sentence Flash Fiction Prompt: Fresh.