Saturday, February 28, 2009


It has been a crazy past few days, but I am finally back in California with my sweetheart. The flight was fine. It left MS at 6:30 am and I arrived in CA at noon on Thursday. Wish I would have gotten to sleep a little more than that especially since I arrived so early. But oh well. Thursday, after my honey came and picked me up, we went to some friends' house to watch Grey's Anatomy. It is a standing date that we do with several friends, meet at someones house to watch Grey's. It is really a fun time. But this Thursday, they made me the best tri-tip ever, twice baked potatoes, salad, and one of them brought the most wonderful strawberry cheesecake I have ever had in my life. Why you ask did they go to all this trouble? Well my birthday came while I was in MS and so they felt like they needed to celebrate it with me. They are wonderful friends who truly are selfless. Yesterday, Trae and I had to go shopping because he let the groceries get down to practically nothing. He had no milk, no eggs, no bread, but by gosh, he did have BACON! But that really didn't surprise me. So we got the kitchen stocked back up with essentials so that if I wanted to whip something up, I wouldn't be scratching my head wondering where all the food went. Then we watched a movie, very typical of us. We are such movie lovers. We often like obscure movies that some people may find pointless or stupid, not in a dumb way though. I'll give you an example: Lars and the Real Girl. If you have ever seen this movie you will know and understand that it is unexpected, funny, and a great film. Just when you think that the movie is about to take a cheap nasty turn, it doesn't and reaffirms your trust in Hollywood to create a great film that has nothing to do with sex, nakedness, cheating or greed. But Trae and I have often been told that we do have sense of humor that is a little off beat. My mom calls us the "same kind of weird".
After our movie, I made dinner. It is one of our favorites and I did a pretty good job making it last night. Steak and Guinness Pie, a Jamie Oliver special. It has puff pastry, steak, carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, and of course Guinness. It is so good.
Today, he had to go to work, he took the leftover pie with him of course. I am going to town. I am visiting a quilting shop in town that I have never been to before. I am very excited about that. No, I have not forgotten about my quilt that I have already started. It would not fit in my suitcase, so I had to ship it. Hopefully it will be here by early next week and I will continue it and keep you all posted of course. That is all for now.
Coming soon: We have a ski trip planned in a few weeks with Trae's boss/job caretaker. That will be a lot of fun. I am going to San Jose in a few weeks to spend a couple of days with my grandmother, mom, and great aunt, so I am looking forward to that. But for now, I must go and clean house!! It looks like a bachelor pad again!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

1 More Day!

There is only 1 more day and a few hours until I get on a plane and head back to California to see my perfect man! I am so excited to see him. I have missed him so much. On the phone today he was telling me about the shopping he did today. Yes, he was shopping for me!! Not sure why, I asked if there was a special occasion and he said no. Then I asked if it was because he missed me and he said, "Maybe..." So I am excited to see what little goody he got for me. I will keep you posted! He told me he almost bought me a new sewing machine!! It would be my only sewing machine since the one I am using technically belongs to my grandmother and she is asking for it! SO, I really need one to finish all my sewing projects, those already started and the ones in my head. Here are a few pictures, the only thing I have to look at when we are away!

Lake Tahoe last year
Going to the movies!
At an ugly sweater party, hench the hideous hat
And at a work funcion of mine
P.S.- I know what you are thinking and I have already been informed by family members that we are going to have the nappiest headed babies, EVER!!! HA!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

ME?! Are You Sure?!!

That sweet girl over at Firefly Shop- My Thoughts gave me the Sisterhood Award!! I didn't know I was that cool but I am so glad someone thinks so, other than my husband! A big thank you goes out to the coffee addict at Firefly. This award is for having a fun blog and now I am supposed to name 10 other blogs to receive this award! Here goes, I'm not sure I know that many people in the blogging world.

1. Shamelessly Southern- Amanda (I have already blogged about her, read here)

2. Aunt Spicy- JJ (I don't know her personally but she is a talented seamstress and makes beautiful quilts)

3. Librarian or Teacher- She is such a sweet commenter and I hope she ends up doing exactly what she wants.

4. Sunday Baker- Tanya- This woman has such strength and a way with food. Her recipes are so yummy and she give step by step picture instructions!!

5. My Chihuahua Bites- Andrea Leigh- She is so funny!

6. The Sweet Spot- TL- She is so sweet and leaves the best comments! Her family is precious too.

Ok, I can only do 6 because I don't really have a commenting relationship with anybody else. And I would feel really weird about giving someone an award not knowing if they have even seen or heard of my blog. I can just see getting an award from someone you don't even know being a little awkward. I love all of these blogs though!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I am so excited about the quilt I am working on. All the corners match up. I learned so many new tricks and gained great knowledge by quilting next to experienced quilters for a whole day.
I even got tips and tricks regarding machine quilting, which I didn't realize I had already dabbled in for my last quilt!

I just would like to encourage anyone in the metro Jackson, MS area to visit Quilt Arts on Lakeland Drive. They are so helpful and full of knowledge and information and great classes for every level. They also have absolutely beautiful fabrics.
This quilt is so easy and there is hardly any waste fabric. The pattern is called Turning Twenty. It is made from 20 fat quarters, which even accounts for the border, but not the backing. Once the cutting is done, this is the longest process, putting all the squares together is a snap! This is my backing:
Hope you like it!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cue College Fight Song!

My sister reprimanded me the other day because I had not posted anything about my grad school choice yet. I have been waiting to do so because I have not heard from school #2. Well I heard from school #2 and.. I GOT IN!!!!! YAY! I am really excited because although I like school #1's program better, school #2 trumps due to the hubby's necessity to travel for his job. He and I will feel much better knowing that when he does need to leave, I will be in the same town as family as opposed to 3 hours away from them if we were to go to school#1. We will be able to be near family the entire program. It is also good that we will be in the same place for more than 3-6 months. A little predictability is good sometimes. I am so extremely excited about starting school, I know, I am a nerd! I feel like I am walking exactly where God wants me to be and that is such a great feeling.
I also finished my quilt top today! Another wonderful feeling, but I am making you wait to see it until tomorrow when I can get a good picture of it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Real Girls Wear Pearls"

I had to let everyone know about the giveaway going on at my flip flopz! She has the most adorable hand painted signs with very southern phrases. My personal favorite is "Sweet tea spoken here" I love it! She is giving away one of these precious signs and the winner gets to choose their colors and phrase!! I want to win this so bad! Also check out her etsy page too! You can purchase on of these signs also, but getting it in a giveaway is so much fun!
Good luck to all who enter!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quick Post Before Bed

I wasn't going to write anything tonight because we got in late from visiting my sister at school, but, I feel so bad that I haven't posted anything since MONDAY!! I know, crazy! I just wanted to say that I miss my husband and I get to see him in 8 days (not counting today of course). I miss him so much and can't wait to give him a big hug and kiss! Ok that is all because I am tired and want to go to bed!! Oh yea!! Tomorrow I am having dinner with my best friend, yes the one I mentioned in an earlier post, at our favorite sushi place in town. Can't wait for that either!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

So, I'm a Snacker

I love me some snacks. Baked goods are by far my favorite. Over the weekend, I made a whole wheat pumpkin bread with pecans and chocolate chips!! YUM!!!! It was so good! I have to say that I come from a family absolutely obsessed with pumpkin and have been since before it was cool to love pumpkin. Muffins, bread, coffee, cheesecake, cookies, cake, trifles, ice cream, candles, coffee creamer, and granola all pumpkin are considered a real treat. Of these 11 items just mentioned, 6 are in my mom's pantry right now and it isn't even fall. We eat pumpkin all year round and must stock up on certain items that can only be found around Thanksgiving. This weekend I was craving some pumpkin bread and found a great recipe using whole wheat flour. We ran out tonight so I made another loaf! It is so good. What did I have to drink with it you ask?! Chocolate milk of course! I love this stuff, and definitely prefer to make it myself than the premade stuff. I love the homemade kind the best, but I appreciate all chocolate beverages : YooHoo (sorry to those West Coast citizens who have never had this), rich chocolate Ovaltine, Hershey's syrup, Nesquik, chocolate soy milk, and definitely hot chocolate. My husband will tell you that if you ever want to make me smile, bring chocolate milk!!! Here is my breakfast: pumpkin bread, strawberries and coffee!! YUM!
So what do you love to snack on!?! Leave comments and share you guilty pleasures that make you feel cozy!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A New Hobby (Money Pit)

I hope everyone's Valentine's Day celebration was full of love and laughs!
My sewing class that I took on V-Day was very fun. I told Trae that this could definitely be addicting. I was the youngest and least prepared there. All I brought with me was the fabric and thread I needed. No rotary cutter, no sewing machine, no pins, no scissors, etc. However, I was excused for my lack of preparation because all of my sewing paraphernalia is in California. They understood and graciously let me borrow all of the above. The instructor was the only person closest in age to me. She was in her 30's and has a few kids and the rest of the ladies were 50's +. They were all so sweet and truly enjoy learning different patterns and meeting others with the same hobby. I was probably the slowest one there! The slowest one to get all my fabric cut and my blocks sewn. There was one lady with whom I kept pace with. That made feel a little better.
The class was very relaxed and I learned a lot of new tips and tricks that the established quilters handed down to me. But the actual instruction was for things I already knew how to do. We cut our fabric, sewed the block together and began laying out our block to determine configuration. That was all I was able to get to in our 4 hours. What I really need instruction on is machine quilting, which I will need to learn to do before this quilt is complete. So... I may have to take another class to learn this skill.
Needless to say, I did not finish the quilt, not even done with the top yet. So on Friday I am meeting some of my classmates back at the quilt shop where our class was held to work on it more during Community Quilting Day. The shop opens their workstations to the public for free! I am excited about this too, because if I run into trouble and need help with a skill, I can ask one of my new friends for help.

My blocks all set out just waiting to be sewn together:
So what do you think?!
Leave a comment and tell me which print to do the lining in, I am having trouble deciding!

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Automotive Industry...

Hello All! Monica and I have been looking for a large truck for some time now and much to our credit have not been swayed from our budget price for monthly payment. This week I found a great truck, talked to the dealership, came together on price and were ridiculously excited about the potential purchase....Yes there is pause for suspense here..................Long story short Ford decided that we were not cool enough to have their truck...Did I mention that this unit has been on the same lot for 625 days! This is a new 2008 F450, not exactly flying off the shelves here. One would think that they would be just shy of paying us to take it from them in this economy. I know that they were the only ones not to take a bailout, but really...C'mon... How many folks are actively seeking Super Duty trucks today? Not many, I've checked. So we rely on our faith that "this just isn't the one God has for us..." We continue to save our pennies for a bigger downpayment to offset our negative equity trade and we have been assured that they would be excited to do business with us. So if anyone is feeling philanthropic, don't hesitate to give us a shout ;-) All in all though, it has been a good week, especially since my beautiful bride has purchased her ticket to come home!!! Wooo Hooo!!! 13 days!!! Can't wait...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Day

I am so excited about this Saturday. No, not because it is Valentine's Day. Actually, because it is V-Day, I should be pretty sad because I am about 2500 miles away from my husband! Not fun. I will discuss this later. I signed myself up for a sewing class and I am so excited about it. I have dabbled in sewing quilts for a little while. My first was one for my best friend's first baby. Then a big one for my sister's high school graduation, and my most recent one was a really big one for my grandmother for Christmas. Each one has been more complicated than the previous. The last one I actually did a lot of hand quilting for. I really liked how it turned out but I would like to get better. So for a birthday present for myself, I registered for this class. It is a really really nice and expensive quilting store in my area. They have absolutely gorgeous fabrics and they are kinda pricey so I don't feel too bad about signing up since I used money I got for my birthday. Anyway, I am excited to share the finished product with you all after Saturday!
Yay!! Picture upload worked!! Above is the fabric I am using for my quilt!! I am just so excited!

Monday, February 9, 2009

It's My Birthday!

That's right!! It is my birthday!! I am kinda excited. I feel like I have so much going on and so much to be thankful for that I am happy to be turning 25. I feel like I look better than I ever have, I dress better, have more confidence, and I know that I have the best looking and most devoted husband by my side!! So what is there not to be excited about! I am surrounded by family and friends who love me and have supported me through so much. Today is going to be a good day. I am so blessed!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Remodel Anyone?

I don't know if anybody else has seen the new show on HGTV, Remodel Realities. This is hilarious. A camera crew captures the crashes, mishaps, tearing down, moving walls, wrong measurements, arguments, and unfinished work all done by inexperienced homeowners. Tonight's episode followed a couple who's home was being featured in a home tour. The house was over 100 years old and was originally a grocery store. The wife wanted to move/take down some walls to allow more light in the kitchen. The husband did not have any vacation time to take off to work on the project so they worked on it at night. But the best part was that they waited until only 4 days before the home tour to even start on the project! The did not know what they were doing, they didn't have a plan when they started, and they did not have enough time to do it. The husband built a temporary wall for support. He built this one wall outside, not thinking whether it would fit in the door to get inside the house. (You see where I am going!?) That's right, it was too big! He had to take it apart, the rebuild it inside!! It is great to know that there are other people that this type of stuff happens to. While he was at work one day, his lumber that was being stored under a carport was stolen!!! I felt bad for the guy. He got no sleep in about 4 days, full time job at a bank, builder by night, wife who kept wanting to tear down walls, and had no idea how to do it. But I guess he did put a lot of it on himself, leaving himself only 4 days to complete a project like that! WOW! You have got to see it. I feel so much better about my remodel adventures now.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

20 Things About Me

So... Firefly tagged me in a post on her site. Here goes, 20 things you may or may not know about me:

1. I really enjoy reading. Just got done with Persuasion by Jane Austen. Nicholas Sparks is never disappointing.

2. I believe in personal responsibility. Take responsibility for your actions and whatever consequences that come with it. A lot of our society's problems would be solved if everyone took responsibility for their actions.

3. Me and the hubby are drama minimizers. We don't like to create drama, for ourselves or others, and we don't like being sucked into other people's drama.

4. I love Jesus!

5. I have never had a broken bone.

6. I grew up waterskiing on a nationally competitive level.

7. I skied on my college team.

8. I LOVE college football.

9. I think I have the best family in the world.

10. Music is a way for me to escape my immediate surroundings, which is fun sometimes.

11. We don't have kids yet, but we are so extremely excited about when we do decide to have them. We want to be as prepared financially as we can be. You know that personal responsibility thing!

12. For 2 summers in high school, I lived 3 hours away from my parents and worked at a water ski school. No parents, living with college kids for an entire summer, at 15; I learned a lot about my self and about the world.

13. I knew I was going to marry my husband the day I met him.

14. He knew it too.

15. I was valedictorian of my graduating class.

16. I am quite the beginner in quilting, but I want to get better and make more quilts. I just love making something from scratch and giving it away, even if all the corners don't quite match up.

17. I love cooking too. Especially baking. I will make a whole cake just so that I can have 1 piece and then give it away.

18. I am also kind of hooked on sudoku puzzles.

19. Been helping people with disabilities learn how to waterski since I was a little girl.

20. I absolutely adore my husband. He is supportive, hilarious, giving, and a wonderful husband to me. It is good to know that you made the right choice, you didn't settle. I know because I know that God brought us together and will keep us together no matter what comes our way!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

In Honor Of...

My sister's birthday was today, she turned 19! So in her honor, I decided I would post some of my favorite sister stories in which she is adorable, intolerable, and unique.

1. (Probably my favorite!) When she was about 4 or 5, my mom loaded us both up along with an adult family friend to go shopping. As we are driving through town towards our destination, my sister is in her own world. She begins looking around the car and says to herself, "Damn it! I forgot my purse!" She was FOUR!

2. Growing up the big sister, I always had to let her win in fights, you know, don't hurt your baby sister thing?!! There are pictures of a hairbrush stuck in a large rat nest tangle she created in my hair buy twisting and twirling the brush around in mid stroke while brushing my hair. It was fun.

3. In the adolescent years, whenever our parents would ask her to do something, i.e. clean her room, pick up her stuff from the rest of the house, swap the clothes, she would always yell, "I AM!!!" It always sounded like "I YAM!!"

4. Her favorite phrase as a young child was "Actually..."

5. Her room was once 4 different bright electric colors at once.

6. She is the artistic creative one.

7. She helps me with what to wear, so I don't look ridiculous. (Yes she is the younger one. I have NO fashion sense.)

8. Her existence is all my fault. I begged my parents for a sibling. Didn't matter to me whether it was a boy or a girl. About a month after she was born I informed my parents that she had ruined my life.

9. I used to give her a hard time and tell her that she was named after a very destructive hurricane that destroyed most of the Mississippi coastline back in the day.

10. I never knew how much I loved/enjoyed her until I moved out for college. She is so many things that I am not, and because of that, I love her and she drives me crazy. She is my sister, turning out to be a remarkable, independent, and wonderful person. We got really close over this past summer and it has taken both of us a little while to figure out that we can't always be with each other but regardless, she will always be a part of me and vice versa. I love her. She is unique, beautiful, and my favorite person to be with, after my husband of course. I pray for her everyday that she will grow in faith, patience, and understanding. She is MY sister!


Collards and Cornbread...

Good morning! It is another wonderful day here in Cali. It is shaping up to be overcast as we are expecting some much needed rain in the Golden state. The Sierra snowpack is only at approx 63% of normal for this time of year and has many people in the ski industry as well as the farmers in the Central Valley worried. But oooooohhhhh yes, Mother Nature has decided that this week, the moisture will come. As I was cooking a fine, traditional meal last night made up of collard greens and pork with cornbread and black-eyed peas (tell you about that in a minute) my ears were perked to the weather report unfolding on my friends large flat screen across the room. I saw the words "Storm #1, Storm #2, Storm #3 flash into view. Apparently there are three storms lined up from the pacific (#1) and two from the Gulf of Alaska. The rain is expected to start this after noon and the snow levels to be around 5000 ft. Oh how visions of snowflakes the size of chicken feathers and face shots of endless powder have captured my dreams. It may not end up being the incredible dump that I am hoping for, but the mere notion of snow in Tahoe gets my blood going! So between now and tomorrow morning we are hoping for at least a foot of the white fluffy goodness to be enjoyed when I go skiing tomorrow. The speculations are flying about the potential of the next two storms converging on the Tahoe area over the weekend, but any snow is good snow and I am hoping to be a part of at least one epic powder day this season.

So back to the title of the post..... I amazed even myself last night at the quality of meal I turned out for our friends Chrissy and Vern. I even had an authentic Southerner's palette to test the mettle of my collard and pork abilities. I was given a solid B+ for my efforts in total. The greens, pork, and black eyed peas were fantastic. My cornbread was a little too dense, but was ripe with real butter flavor! Vern (the displaced Southerner) made the comment that his arteries were clogging just looking at the bread bubbling in the cast iron skillet :-) Yeah....just the way we Southerners like it... To top this culinary extravaganza off, it all came off the stove/out of the oven at the same time, a feat that I have never been able to master until last night. The only thing missing was my wife... I miss her soooooooo much, but am excited for her interview process success. Today marks the end of that process and her undoubted acceptance to both of the programs she has been interested in. I would ask everyone to join me in praying for her as she impresses everyone she comes in contact with today during her interview and that God will make abundantly clear the path that she/we should take for her grad school education. Hope everyone has a Blessed day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

#2 Coming Up!

Tomorrow afternoon is interview #2 for OT Grad School. Appointment is at 1:30. I am excited about this interview, as this has been my #1 choice from the beginning, mainly for logistical reasons. I have my suit all washed and ironed, ready to go. For those of you interested, it is classic black pants and jacket, really hot black pointy toe shoes, and a white button up dress shirt. I know, not very interesting or exciting. But, I figured that it is a classic for good reason. It is hard to mess up and I can just focus on being me and letting my personality shine. After long deliberation, the general consensus is that I should sport the straight hair do, due the polished look it adds to the suit. So I need prayers sent up that which ever school is the right place, it will be obvious by the time I leave my interview.

Hopefully I will have a new blog topic and more interesting.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Husband's Contribution

I am so proud of my husband for posting this last wonderful and joyous blurb last night. And believe it or not, I did not even say anything to him to make him want to!! I am not known to nag! Just ask him! I am glad that he took the opportunity to vent and let all his frustrations out without immediate rebuttal from someone else. I told him that this blog thing was actually very therapeutic and thought provoking for me. I hope that he keeps posting so that everyone can enjoy just some of the wonderful attributes that I adore about him. As you can see, he is very opinionated, sometimes sarcastic, and always funny. This is also another way we can stay connected from 2500 miles away. I feel like I am more apart of his day when I get to not only talk about how his day went but I can read it over and over. I'm so proud of you honey!! I hope the rest of you enjoy.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Since My Wife Says I haven't Contributed...

Hello to all those who frequent our page or those just stopping by! I am the infamous "non-posting" husband of the phenomenal woman that you all know as MONICA... Yes I capitalized her name because it should always be spoken with zeal :-) So.....My week has been filled with nothing but work. As exciting as the world of ER nursing sounds to those outside of it, the reality is that we see a great deal of mundane "clinic" quality complaints from our patrons. On the average I only get to see truly sick or injured people about once or twice per shift. Those are what keep you going back for more. Even less often than that do we actually get thanked for our attention to details like those pesky heart rhythms or balancing our work load with the pt in the next room whose family member insists that their need for a blanket or something to drink superceeds the CPR occurring steps away from them. Ahhh yes... the joys of the ER. All kidding aside, I truly enjoy my job. The idea of uncertainty and the opportunity to help someone in what could be their darkest hour is what keeps us going. BTW we are the only profession that has to sign a contact waiving our right to a lunch break according to the labor board. As I am writing this I find myself climbing right up onto a soap box and firmly grasping my megaphone. There are some things that Iwould like to vent...

1) I have found an amazing amount of people that refuse their own PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
2) Many in our society have subscribed to a "microwave" philosophy. Everyone wants what they want, when they want it and have no concept of patience or acuity of situation. I seem to get quite upset when people can not grasp the fact that just because they think they are having an emergency doesn't mean they actually are and that they are not the center of the universe...
3) The ER is not your primary doctor! Despite the fact that we can not turn people away does not give folks the right to abuse the system.
4) If people are having an emergency I assure you, I/We will know it almost immediately. Call it our 7th or even 8th sense :-) People's vain attempts at wild stories of how things happened, their ability to dry-heave on command, falling in the floor and refusing to get up because you say you are too weak when I saw you smoking outside just before don't cut it.
5) Antibiotics take around 24-48 hours to reach peak effectiveness. If you got your first dose this AM in the ER, don't come back telling us that you "just don't feel any better" before the end of my shift. We really didn't expect you to be at full speed and neither should you.

I think this is enough for now, but I have lots of "pearls" to bestow on the world in the coming posts. This has been quite therapeutic for me :-)

I will start posting cool stuff as well regarding interesting injuries and illnesses and will try to keep my moaning to a minimum. Till next time!

I have sinned...

It started when I finished off the last of the milk and half and half this morning. Since I was going to work today, I planned on getting another gallon of milk and some creamer before I headed home today. I have also been wanting a calendar for my purse, an attempt to become more organized. I have looked at all logical places to find one, but none have been what I have been looking for. The only other place I have left unturned was Wal-Mart (enter the evil laugh of the "machine"). My family has boycotted Wal-Mart for a long time now. It has been especially easy since Target is not that far away with all the other great quality shopping in our area. This afternoon I was going to go by the fabric store then to Wal-Mart, only looking for the calendar, and back to the grocery store for the perishables then home. I did not want Wal-Mart to have what I was looking for because I do not like supporting them, for numerous reasons that will have to wait for another post. Well I went to the fabric store, just browsing, not planning on purchasing anything. Then I went to the "machine" to look for the calendar. Well wouldn't you know they had exactly what I was looking for. Not only did they have it, they had quite a nice selection of calendars. So in my fleshly want for a calendar TODAY, I decided to go ahead and buy it. Well while I was there, did I mention it was a SUPER WAL-MART, I thought about the time getting close to 5:00 and not wanting to go to the grocery store also, I decided to go ahead and buy everything I needed at Wal-Mart. This was OK until I got to the check-out. I got in line for the self-check out. As I was scanning my items, I kid you not, I began feeling so shameful and like I had made a bad decision. I have no idea where it came from. This was the first purchase I have made from Wal-Mart in over a year. I feel like I have sold out simply for convenience and it feels terrible. Needless to say, I will not be going back, even if it will cost me a little more to pay for my items elsewhere or to drive farther to get what I need. LONG LIVE TARGET!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Good Friend

Having good people around you makes life so much easier and enjoyable. My best girlfriend and I have known each other since pre-school. Crazy, huh? It is strange to think that a person I met when I was so young still remains an important and comforting person in my life today, twenty-five years later. We have different personalities in a few areas, yet in the areas that are most important; i.e. morals, religious beliefs, family ties, children, and our feelings about each other, we match so well. I think of how our different life experiences, logically, should produce different people, yet, God has an amazing way of keeping us together. I know that she is in my life because God has placed in each of us a piece of the other. I always know she is there supporting me and my family even if it takes me away from her. I know that when I am away for a long time and come back to visit, there will never be an awkward silence, moment of tension, or difficulty in conversation. It is as though we were never apart, always in each other's lives without even trying. She is such a blessing to me, a true friend. Other than my husband and immediate family, she is the only tried and true friend I have. She does not gain anything by being my friend, she does not have to like me or spend time with me to fulfil any obligation or commitment. It is sad that I only have one, but, if I only get one, I am so glad it is her.
On another note, my wonderful friend happens to be a freelance writer. Please visit her blog here. She is a wonderful writer and her latest article is my favorite by far.
I pray that everyone dear and unknown to me has just one friend like mine. That absolutely neccessary person that gives their friendship without expectation of anything other than friendship in return. A person that understands you and everything about you, supports you, and truly cares about your life knowing it may not be what she wants. I have that. I am blessed to have her.