A friend is someone who knows all about you, And loves you just the same. Elbert Hubbard
Yesterday a friend and I went shopping and then had lunch. It was a wonderful day! We used to see each other quite often. But now life gets in the way, so it is weeks between visits. Yet, when we do see each other, it’s like no time has passed
Our lives are very different. My friend is married, has children and grandchildren. Her family, for the most part, lives close by. I am single with no children, and my family lives in another state.
She is an extrovert. I am an introvert. We both like to read, but we like different kinds of books. She is happy entertaining people, even if she doesn’t know them well. I find it difficult. Unlike me, she is always busy, always on the go.
She knows more about me than anyone else. She has most of my secrets, and I know they are safe with her. It is something of a wonder that we are friends, and yet we are. She is more than a friend. She is family.
Today I am celebrating
(1) that I finally got together with a friend for lunch. We haven’t seen each other for almost a year. Nobody should be so busy that they don’t see a friend for months who lives in the same city. Anyway, we had lunch and then came back to my apartment and talked for three hours. It was great!
(2) work is really busy. Buyers are back from Las Vegas Market and there are lots of orders to enter into the computer. It’s work but fun to see pictures of what will be coming in the next few months.
(3) and maybe the best. It is Friday and I don’t have to set my alarm clock tonight. I can sleep until noon tomorrow if I want. Fridays are great because they lead to Saturdays!
I am a lazy ditz.
If you are at all like me there are “projects” that are needing to be done but not so big that they can’t be put off for a while. And so they keep getting put on the bottom of the infamous to-do list.
One of mine got done this week.
I had new fixtures put in the bathroom and then I thought the light fixture didn’t look right. My plan was to paint it; so on the list it went. I think if my friend hadn’t decided she would come and paint it for me it would still be on the list. Because she was so thoughtful, as she always is, I did a couple of other little things to spiff things up in there. Still some to do but the major DIY stuff is done!
Friends are wonderful. Even when they are on a rant about something you have or have not done or are doing or not doing. The other day a friend went on and on about how I must exercise to help prevent osteoporosis. This started because I have a stress fracture in my foot. As a result of the fracture I am in a boot for 6 weeks. Also as a result I had a bone density scan. While I did not exactly fail the scan–I did not ace it. So my friend is right to say I need to do some exercise or risk more fractures.
I am stubborn and lazy! I need to get moving and do some weight-bearing reps. And I am thankful that I have a friend (several friends) that will not leave this alone.
My friend is loving me with her nagging. She is right to nag. I am thankful.