Friday, August 29, 2008
When parallel parking it may take several false starts to get into the space just right. Sometimes you get too close to the car in front of you or you back up into the car behind you or it turns out that no matter how you try, your car just doesn't fit into the space at all and you have to go down to the next street to find an empty space.
The same with friends....
Sometimes you get too close and allow too much information to pass between you so that things get uncomfortably intimate.
Sometimes one friend isn't afraid to say what he or she thinks and manages with a sharp tongue to back all over the other person. Feelings are left crumpled, not unlike front headlights.
In my experience, when either of these things happen, I take a moment and examine the friendship to see if it is worth keeping.
Sometimes, it is I who have done the backing over the feelings and it is I who need to make the necessary repairs to keep the friendship running.
It always saddens me when I come to the realization that the friendship is just never going to work. And that probably I should keep it very superficial.
Sometimes we get lucky and find friendships that are easy-going and that can withstand both the getting too close and the backing over. These friendships are like parking in a grassy field. No lines to stay between, no worrying about jumping the curb, just drive in and park. I am lucky that I have two such best, good friends in Sanna and Ginger.
So it is nothing but love for Sanna and Ginger today!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I hate the euphemism “va-jay-jay”. I prefer “hoo-hah”
I hate that Christina Applegate had to have a double mastectomy. At 36 years of age
I hate that no matter how many times I start to read “House of Seven Gables” I put it aside in favor of any other book or the latest Collections Etc. catalog
I hate that I have no real desire to exercise. Not even lifting little hand weights in my chair like I did when I was in rehab.
I hate that my love for Oreos has waned and I hate that I have no explanation for this strange turn of events.
You know what I love……
I love Meryl Streep in all her guises and accents ( I just saw Sophies Choice for the first time)
I love the smell of freshly cut onion grass
I love my brand-new 500ct plum colored sheets that are waiting to be put on the bed.
I love that I have something deliciously wonderful to look forward to for next week.
I love this conversation that my mother had with my little 5 yr old niece Phoebe when Phoebe called to tell Grandma that she lost her first tooth:
‘She also told me Daddy took them to the fair. She said she got lost. When I asked her what she did, she replied,
"I walked back and forth and whimpered a little bit."’
I totally felt Phoebe's pain. Any time I ever get lost be it at a fair or a department store or a huge parking lot or even driving in my car I do the same thing. Especially the whimpering.
What are you loving or hating at the moment?
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
After doing some serious research on Itunes, I came up with the below list.
Mary Queen of
Hotel California – Eagles
I Guess He’d Rather Be in
The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia –Vicki Lawrence
Up In Indiana – Lyle Lovett
You’re Not In
Blue Moon of
My Minnesota Home – Garrison Keillor
Wish We Were Back in
Never Going Back to
Just A Little Bit South of
Does the Wind Still Blow in
Sweet Rhode Island Red – Ike and Tina Turner
My Tennessee Mountain Home – Dolly Parton
Somewhere Down in
Virginia Moon – Foo Fighters
Washington – Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra