Due to the extensive radiation I’ve had done to my neck and throat, my thyroid had stopped working, so it looks like Synthroid is the latest addition to my orchestra. That harmonious mixture of pharmacological wonders that keep this fine tuned machine running like it’s not supposed to. Honest to the gods I swear I only have two or three more viable parts they can remove without shutting the whole system down. It’s like taking apart a bike and having a few pieces left over. Must have not needed them anyway.
Question for the ether, How does one go about meeting people to form friendships? Before I got sick I had lots of friends. I had work friends, and after work friends and combination of both kind of friends. During my illness and my recovery, my friends thinned out. At first it was a small number of not returned calls and cancelled plans. As I got sicker, the friends got thinner. I’m not blaming them. I’m sure I wasn’t much to be around back then. Still had some die-hard friends though. Now that it’s going on six years even the die-hard friends have gone on living their own lives. Work, kids, commitments, they all just carry on. I know I’m also to blame. For a long while, I didn’t want to go anywhere, do anything. I had no strength, I was sick. Now t hat I’m getting better again, I’m looking to do things with friends, I look around and I really don’t have any.
I have my husband whom I love and who would do anything, go anywhere with me, but who is not female. Sometimes you need girl talk. There is a lavender festival in Armada this weekend and I’d love some girl time in a good smelling place, but I don’t know anyone else who would enjoy it that lives close enough to enjoy it with.
OK, enough pity party. I’m off to work on my crap room for a while. I can put in about an hour a day and it still looks like I haven’t done shit in there. It will get better. I am taking pictures this time so I have before and after. I can see it finished in my mind’s eye and it’s pretty. I hope it turns out that nice in reality.
Had a really nice weekend. Very calm and relaxing. My heart and spirit are happy and rested. Now I have to rest the rest of me.
Drove down to Columbus to see C & L and the Grands. I so love hanging out with them. This time was so nice and calm. Friday night we had chicken kabobs on the grill and rice and it was perfect. I ate everything but one piece of onion. It was so good. Then we had a fire in the pit and just sat and talked. I even stayed up till after 10:30.
Of course Saturday I slept in late. Harp promptly informed me that I was the house lazy bones, even Sissy beat me awake. We spent the day just puttering around the house. Hanging out outside while the kids came and went. Watch C&L tear up their front grass. Took tons of pictures and ninja videos of everyone.
Anyone have a good suggestion for a piece of software that will help me splice tons of little video clips into one movie? I haven’t found one yet. I have hundreds of video clips and need an easy software.
Anyway, Saturday night we went to dinner at a “famous German Sausage restaurant” in Columbus. Joe and I had watch a Food Network show that featured this particular place and Joe thought it would be a good place to go for dinner. It had looked really good on TV. However, once we got there the choices looked kinda sad and overdone. I ended up ordering off the menu, which turned out to be a really good idea since my sandwich was really good. Smoked ham on a pretzel roll. I ate half of it and was stuffed. After, we took a great tour of downtown Columbus then went back home to hang out.
Sunday morning was beautiful. Got up early and just enjoyed the house waking up. I love listening to the little ones chatter away. Harper made me a handmade card with hearts in it. I’ve already hung it on my board downstairs. He also gave me flowers and pictures. I was so touched by how thoughtful they were. It was a really great morning.
We e took our time getting home and just hung out for the rest of the night. I think the most important thing about this weekend is that I forgot to be sick for a couple of days. Little ones don’t care. They just wanted Grandma B to run around the house with them and Oscar.
Today is putz in the backyard day and rest up. Catching up on laundry and draining the pit. Have a lovely day everyone. Enjoy the sunshine. Fill up on those wonderful D’s.
She’s actually Joe’s cousin, but my friend. She has come to Michigan from Washington State to spend some time with friends and family and we were delighted to be able to spend the afternoon with her.
Lupe is a marvelous person with so many stories and life events that I love talking with her. We have actually only met face to face on four occasions and each time is like we just left each other, we spend hours just talking and catching up. Even the first time. Roll back eighteen years… Joe and I are living in a very small apartment. Lupe, Bob and their two boys roll up in their “home”. Yep, they lived in a motor home. Such an adventurous spirit she contains. She was a homesteader in Alaska, been in the Army. Raised two small boys in the wilderness. Grew up in Detroit. The stories this woman tells.
And that’s not her real virtue as a friend and fellow. She asks questions of you, questions that demand multiple sentence answers. Things like “tell me how you spend your day. From first cup of coffee till bedtime. Then she listens and questions your activities. She has a knack of drawing things out of you that you didn’t know you in you, which prompts a story which prompts another funny story from one of us and another and another. The four of us talked for three hours in the restaurant and the time just flew by.
It really is a blessing that there are some people out there that are interested in who you are, not what you have that can further their agenda.
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