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Got a free gift card

July 15th, 2008 at 05:53 pm

Ok, so technically I don't have it yet, but it should arrive in 2-3 weeks. Got something in the mail today to call and get my free, no strings attached, no catch $10 JC Penney gift card. Figured what the heck - how bad could the sales pitch be? Not bad at all and I only had to decline two products. I figure I'll give it to my mom since she shops there and I don't. She said that was the best news she had all day.

She's feeling really down lately. She keeps calling me crying and I just DON'T know what to do! She was looking forward to going away for Laity weekend, but found out today that it was cancelled. She cried all afternoon! I know she's going through a rough time, but I just CAN'T do anything about it!!

Well, she at least seemed slightly upbeat about getting a free $10 to combine with her $5 coupon. *SIGH*

3 Responses to “Got a free gift card”

  1. momcents Says:


    I hope your mom is feeling better, no doubt she is going thru a rough patch and I'm sure it can't be easy on you to see her like this, but there isn't really much you can do except maybe get her out of the house for awhile. Do you live near her?

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    Yes and no. I'm about 150 miles away, so only a 2 1/2 hour drive if I need to get there. The problem is: she IS getting out of the house! Visiting neighbors, going to church, church get togethers, etc. Tomorrow she has plans to meet some people at the lake for a kayaking/swimming get together. Unfortunately she can't do either of those right now, and refuses to just enjoy the company and wade into the water. I'm sure she'll end up having a good time, but complain all she can between now and then.

    I KNOW she's having a rough time right now, but I'm doing the best I can. I found out she was invited to an annual barbecue on Saturday. It's about 1 1/2 hours east of her, and 1 1/2 hours north of me. She wasn't going to go if there was any possibility of me coming up to visit this weekend. I haven't been to this barbecue in 14 years, so I'd like to go. I suggested meeting her there. Then she gets to see me, I don't give up my whole weekend, and I can even swing by and see my dad on the way home. Win-win for all, but of course just not good enough for her. The pressure is really weighing on me this week.

  3. momcents Says:


    I am sorry ... it sounds like there isn't a simple thing that you can do, except continue what you are doing and allow your mom to muddle through at her own pace. Remember that there is only so much you can do. Hugs to you for a better week!

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