It's midnight, and for some reason I am having trouble sleeping, Oh i went to bed early enough, even fell asleep quite easily.... but Now I am awake. Double backing can be such a pain........ i worked evening shift, came home, went to bed, got up, went to work, came home, took the boys into football practice, went up to Indiana to pick Bill up from work, and went grocery shopping...........came home, put groceries away.... sat down and it was already 6 o'clock, or almost. I guess it started weds morning with the foster parent "meeting", and then going to Pittsburgh, and then going directly to work.......... well gee, that makes sense, no wonder i am so over tired I can't sleep :0).
okay back to My friends, I think I am missing them right now .... oh not just my golden girl friends. But I have this friend Judy who I haven't seen in many months, we keep in touch via e-mails sometimes, and I have a friend Joanie, she lost her mother a few months ago, we used to be really close, we've lost touch, I wave to her all the time, and a quick roll down of the window to say hi, as i pass her house every time i take the kids to school. and there is Beth, she sent me a birthday card, and she used to bring hot tea to my work just so we could chat a moment.Molly has been wanting to go on a hike with me forever. Kim and I don't get to talk like we did, Kellie, i don't e-mail as much, Patti, well she lives in different time zones, and i normally talk to her once every couple of months..... unless we are preparing a PA trip, so I guess i am keeping things the same with her. Truly I don't think i would trade my friends for all the money in the world..... Okay i didn't forget Christina, how could I??? I think it has been a couple weeks since I've seen her (don't forget though, she is my neighbor). And IF i did see her it was in passing, and we haven't really talked much either, and if we did talk, it was while she was working the golf course, or scrubbing the floor, as i was sitting at my desk filing another student physical form. And gee, I haven't seen Megan in a couple weeks either.... she just has a few weeks left(ummm before the baby is born), I couldn't even work my Weds. shift this week. Chris and I have been friends for 22 years., and she has always been there for me, through the death of both my parents, through a fallen marriage, She's been there for the good things too, actually she knew about Sammy, before his Daddy knew that Sammy was coming. Like I've tried to tell Christina before, it is a friendship that just Is, My kids are a few years younger, so for the longest time we were in different worlds.......... hers in Hockey and Girl scouts, mine still in diapers and Barney, her kids got older went to college.... got married, mine were in cheering and football and little league. Her summers have been totally tied up in the business for 18 years, my Autumn has been tied up with football for 9 years. BUT i always knew........ she was just there, , When Andrew was injured, who do you think made him his Pecan Tassies? And when baby sam cracked his head open, who took me to the hospital, and when i needed a ride to Pittsburgh, who drove for me?,and when i needed to be scraped up off the floor when Albert left me,,who used some "tough love" to get my ass movin? And when Bill's Dad died, and we were having 130 people come to the house for lunch, who managed to make tons of food, *and if i remember correctly, had a golf outing on the same day? There was a period in my life, where I "wasn't easy to deal with". She handled me quite well. ... I think i am easier to deal with now!!! okay maybe not :).... I value each and every one of my friendships for the unique qualities that they are. I feel that God knows exactly how he intertwines lives so they touch ..... even for a moment! I value my new friends, as well as my friends i've had for a while (well, I couldn't say old friends could I?) But without hurting any ones feelings. I don't know what I'd do without my bestest friend. without getting too sappy. in my opinion,a Friendship like i have with Christina is very rare. if are lives again take different routes for a while, ........I just know 30 years from now...... we will be 2 old ladies, prob arguing, after all I am never wrong, who knows we may be going to Curves, and tripping over our boobs on the stair climber......... and knowing....... that it's just a Friendship that IS!!!!