Wednesday, January 09, 2013


One-a-Day Photo Challenge
Day Nine:  Daily Routine

My daughters and I agreed a few months ago that I would send a text message to both of them every day within a designated time frame. If they don't hear from me, they'll call; if I don't answer, they'll check with each other, then one or both of them will come. 

I knew I'd find reassurance in the addition of this safety measure to my daily routine, but it didn't occur to me beforehand that I'd look forward to their brief responses as much as I do. That little text exchange has become a happy connection, a bright spot in each day. They always send a few short words that make me smile.

It's raining hard today. Here's the message I sent (complete with typo):

Good morning! Hope you stay safe and dry today--and hope you can still tread water jist in case. Love you SO much!


  1. That's a great routine! Living alone, I have similar arrangements with two close friends when I am traveling somewhere by myself. I let them know when I am leaving and when I arrive. If they do not hear from me, they are to be concerned. It's comforting.

  2. Mom, you're not the only one who's enjoying our new text routine. I find I look forward to your morning hellos, too! It really is nice to have that brief connection with you at the beginning of every day. Love you!

  3. Alison, I think everyone who lives alone should have an arrangement like this in place. And, yes, it is comforting.

    Kim, I'm glad you're enjoying it. Kelli told me last night that she likes it, too. Don't know why we didn't think of this a long time ago.


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