The cobwebs were starting to get a little thick around here, and since the three people who actually read this blog (hi mom and Denise and Lori!) asked me when I was going to start writing again, I thought I'd pop in and make an update. I hope you aren't expecting anything profound or thought-provoking because it's getting late and I just cleaned my bathroom and am now all hopped up on cleanser fumes.
- There are few things in this world as wonderful as the healing power of friendship. I went back to my hometown Saturday and spent the evening with my best girls, two people who came into my life during one of it's darkest times and have been with me ever since. We ate, we drank, we laughed, we said inappropriate things and shared some truths. Anytime I put nearly 100 miles on my car and stay out so late I have to crash in someone's guest bed is a good time indeed. The night was topped off with a midnight trip to Huddle House, which was enough to make me feel like I was in college again. My soul SO needed that.
- Today I saw a man on a motorcycle who was so hunched over his knees touched his ears. Time for a bigger bike, there, Ponch.
- I went for a run this evening. I know, I know, hold your applause. There's a cemetery down the street that turned out to be quite a nice spot for running. Or jogging, really. I'm pretty slow. But it's ok! The people there don't judge. They're just jealous that I can still move.
- Did I tell you I joined the choir at my church? I'm the youngest member by a good 20 years, but I LOVE it. I could sit all evening and listen to those ladies (and one fella) talk and laugh and argue with each other. They're all so sweet and funny -- I feel like I have grandparents again.
- My beautiful friend Staci set up an Etsy shop for her exquisite artwork. Check it out -- and I dare you to not be jealous of her talent. She's making me want to like birds -- and that is no small feat.
- It's 9:30 p.m. and my neighbor is mowing grass. I live in the loudest place on earth.
- It's finally spring. The trees have bloomed, the air is warm, and my heart is happy. Can't ask for much more right now.
Until next time ...