My mom needs a bit of a lift, and I’d like to make her something that she’d like or put together a care package of some sort.
The economy’s been tough for my parents. My dad’s been out of work for the better part of the past three years (he worked for the census bureau for awhile), and it’s hard on their marriage. My mom feels overwhelmed by being the wage earner, plus feels like she’s going to have to work until she’s dead and never have financial security. I’m trying to be the positive voice and empower her to change her circumstances–partly by looking for a new, higher-paying teaching position. (Any idea if there’s a job board for that?)
I’d like to send her a little pick-me-up.* I was thinking perhaps some sewing supplies because that’s a luxury she can’t really afford? Maybe a bundle of fat quarters, a gift card to get more fabric and notions, maybe some dried strawberries? Any ideas what a 58-year-old woman who’s depressed would like?
*this means I DEFINITELY need to get better at mailing things.