Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hero Worshiping

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Ok, I have to admit, I have a little crush on a guy in my building. I don't know his name or even if he's married (sorry to Mrs. Hero if he is). Here's the story...

I get up on Tuesday to go to a doctor's appointment at 10:30 in the morning. Dr. Kyle would be making sure the chemotherapy device that was implanted is situated in the right place and working. I'd been waiting a month to get this appointment so I could stop worrying. Obviously I didn't want to miss this appointment.

Mom's driving me so we head out to the car at around five minutes to ten. There's a sprinkling of snow on the car but it's starting to melt in the slightly warm sun. We get in to start the car so we can warm up the windows and scrape off the ice only to find... nothing. Nope. Deadsville. No vrrrrrmmm, vrrrmmmm. Not even a cough, cough. Just a click, click, click. DAMN. The battery's dead and it's cold out here. Mom starts to swear like a sailor. (she only does that when she's really frustrated). What are we gonna do? We'd forgotten the cell phone upstairs and even if we had it we wouldn't have had the doctor's phone number programmed in. We were sooooo screwed, and gonna miss this appointment. Mom gets out and rushes to the corner of the building, muttering to herself.

Just as she's about to disappear around the corner a guy (our hero) nearly bumps into her. She stops short and asks tentatively whether he might have jumper cables???? PPPLLLEEEAAASEEEE SAYYY YESSSS, I can nearly see the thought bubble over her head). Hero guy not only has cables but will help in any way he can. He seriously is the nicest guy I've nearly met in ages, lol. As I said, I didn't even get his name. As our car made that glorious vroom, vroom sound I nudged mom to stick her head out the window and get his apartment number. I had ulterior plans.

Long story short, we're only a few minutes late to the doctor's appointment and since doctors are always running late anyway, we're good. Now you know why I have a hero worshiping crush on some guy I don't even know. He rescued us and he'll never know just how important that appointment was. I got him some really decadent truffle chocolates and I wrapped them with a bow and added this card that I whipped up in, well, two hours or so, lol. He was worth it and you know I always love making art.


I'm joining this friday's Paint Party Friday, jump over and see the spectacular art submitted. I'm already working on next week's painting as it's much more involved than my usual. Yes, there's actually a background to this one, who knew? Anyway, here's the start of tomatoes. Wonder what I should title it? How about "Dreaming of Tomato Jam". If you come up with a better title (try to make me laugh, I dare ya), put it in the comments section. Oh and officially, Thank you to the wonderful guy who rescued us on Tuesday February 28, 2017 in our apartment building parking lot. As it says above, YOU ROCK.


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23 comments:

  1. Great story, he was really your angel sent to help you! Love the car! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. So lovely to hear that there are still heros out there! ;) Happy PPF!

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  3. Glad to hear you got to your appointment ok. Super art

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  4. Such a gorgeous story Jenn - a real sweetie! Those chocolates and your fabulous card are a perfect way to thank him.
    Beautifully painted by the way! Loving the start to Tomatoes... am so out of ideas atm but am sure others will step up wonderfully - such is our talented group :D) Happy PPF!

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  5. Hi Jenn - sorry I've been out of it too, but I've only moved countries! Now just catching back on everyone's news. Wow! Sorry to read what you have been going through, I'm thinking of you and sending you all my very best wishes. Here's hoping that 'You rock, super hero' is a thoroughly perfect male who has his radar tuned into your blog to pick up your grateful thanks!!
    Wren x

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  6. wonderful to have heroes :) Loved the story.

    Thanks for vitsiting my blog but sadly the system autoadded a wrong link. This is my PPF link if you like to see it. :)
    http://naturefootstep.blogspot.se/2017/03/birch-forest-curtain.html
    Thanks!

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  7. Hurray for strangers!!! And isn't genuine gratitude a wonderful feeling? That card is fab and I am sure he loved it. Happy PPF

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  8. What a lovely post thru and thru Jen! So glad you had a hero to get you to your important appointment, and what a kind gesture you made in return with your chocolates and super card! Healing thoughts and prayers to you. Happy PPF!

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  9. Jenn, just as the Hero made your day, I am sure that the wonderful card made his day. It is a beautiful illustration and the car looks like my new Subaru. And who can go wrong with chocolates?! And just because we can all use a little positive energy in our lives, I am sending up a prayer for healing for you. God bless you.

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  10. I loved your story, and best of luck with the upcoming treatments. How about about something like "Red Summer Fantasy"

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  11. What a super story! There are so many good people out there. Your car art is awesome and I'm glad you made it to your appointment :)

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  12. Nice story. There are people who are willing to help others. Love the art of both the car and tomatoes. They look plump not like the ones in the grocery stores. LOL

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  13. I am so glad a hero/angel was waiting around the corner to rescue you, Jenn! I love the wonderful car you drew for his card. You are a superior artist! Have a good week.

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  14. Brilliant hero of the day story...it warms the heart hearing that there are caring people in these strange times. I'm sure your Mum only used colourful language because she was worried about you. I'm sure you will have made your hero's day with that fabulous artwork and who doesn't like chocolates? As for the toms... they look plumpsious already. I'll have to give it some thought for the title. Can't wait to see it progress. Good luck with future appointments and treatment. Happy PPF to you xx

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  15. oh, what a wonderful story! So glad you made it in time, and I think the card you made for your hero is beautiful. And "dreaming of tomato jam" as title for your next painting seems perfect to me :-)

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  16. Can't wait to see your tomatoes all finished. You have a great start.

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  17. Your story just reminds me that when we do seemingly small things to help people, they may be having a bigger impact than we think. To him, he helped you start the car. To you, there was so much more story to it. Looking forward to seeing your tomatoes bloom next week.

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  18. Just love this story and your wonderful Canadian Gratitude! That sketch is amazing no doubt he loved it!! If those truffles were purdys then you probably have a new best friend!! Couldn't think of anything brilliant for your Tomato! Except the gershwin song " You say Tomato, I say tomahta" which got stuck in my head!! Glad you got to the Doc on time!

    Hugs Giggles

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  19. What a great guy and a wonderful story. :) Hope all is going well with you. Sending you positive thoughts and energy.

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  20. I bet he was so chuffed when he received your handmade card! And if he only knew just how important the appontment was... Thank goodness for good people!! I just love your car... bursting with personality... as are all of your paintings!! I hope the chemo was okay and you are not feeling too pants afterwards... xx

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  21. ...PS, You could call it 'Salsa Dancing'... Okay, so it's not funny, so meanwhile I will try and make you chuckle with a tomatoe joke...
    Q. What’s red and invisible?
    A. No tomatoes.
    Hahahahaha!! ;0)

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  22. Great story nicely illustrated. Yes,there are good Samaritans out there and sometimes we are lucky enough to meet them. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the thoughtful comments.

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  23. What a great story, Jenn! What perfect timing that your hero showed up just when you guys needed him. I LOVE the thank you card you painted for him too. I had to giggle at the mention of your Mum's sailor mouth because I tend to do similar in very frustrating situations where I feel under immense pressure. My son laughs at me because it's not my usual character. haha

    I hope all is going well with your treatment. Sending healing vibes your way. xo

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