Monday, April 21, 2008
Today at work, one of my co-workers was telling us about childhood friends that she has kept in touch with over the years. Listening to her, I thought to myself that I've done a really lousy job keeping in touch with my friends. I left my hometown in Indiana to move to South Carolina two years after graduating from high school, and have pretty much lost touch with everyone I knew then. It made me really sad to think about all those people that I at one time had a strong connection and were no longer a part of my life. However, one of my very dearest friends that I’ve known since I was 3 years old still lives close to my hometown, her parents still live in the house across the street from the house I grew up in. She was the friend I had constant sleepovers with, did gymnastics in the front yard with, and played tag all evening long with. We have spoken only a handful of times over the course of our adult lives, and it’s probably been five years since we last spoke. I lost her email address years ago when my computer crashed, so I went to whitepages.com and found she and her husband were still living in the same house as they were the last time I saw her about 22 years ago. I called her during my lunch hour, and it was so wonderful to hear her voice again, telling me all about her daughters and grandkids, her chaotic pet-sitting business, her wonderful husband, the tragic loss of her brother. I vowed then that I would call or email often to stay in touch with her because I don’t want to lose that part of my life. My friends mean too much to me to lose them.
Wendy, I’ve missed you and I’m sorry I haven’t been there for you.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Sometimes beads are so wonderful, they seem "good enough to eat". Therefore, the etsyBEAD street team's theme of the week is "D is for Delicious". Here are a couple of my theme items, and of course, they are on sale 20% off for two weeks only.