I’m guessing Kathryn that you are beating yourself up about not helping your friend much more than she is thinking you weren’t there. I’m sure you both helped each other out lots of times so it evens out. You don’t count the times when you are good friends.
It’s great how you describe your days and how busy they are – reminding all of us that busyiness is good in our lives and we don’t need to have that fake rush and zoning out that we used to look for. It never really brought any pleasure, whereas living in the moment, even when it is tiring and we complain about working too hard, is good.
Hope you can keep the walking going. I’m going to do better with it – I actually enjoy walking around my neighbourhood and checking out people’s gardens!