“Missing someone isn’t about how long it’s been since you’ve seen them or the amount of time since you’ve talked. It’s about that very moment when you’re doing something and wishing they were right there with you.”
Today I’m missing my friends. All of you. So I’ll keep this short. Or try.
This year, so much has changed for so many of us. Not to get maudlin on you, but both Jay and I have lost very close friends, he through death and I through distance. Now, his friend, Doug, died very suddenly. Doug went in for a doctors appointment in the morning and was found to be in A-fib, sent to the hospital and died that evening. He was my friend too and often in the evening, we would call him and catch up. He was an anachronism. He should have been born 100 years ago. He loved old things and tradition. We lived vicariously through his escapades snd joined him on some. If there was a long way, Doug took it. Scenic route vs. highway, that would be how we’d go. We took many trips with him and once I saw every fort on an island with him (and paid every entrance fee) because everyone else was up to his tricks. He would say, aren’t you glad you did that Julie? And I would say that it was a blur but fun and I didn’t remember a thing. I can’t even remember what island now! Was it Barbados? He was a character and so missed by many. I know Jay misses him a lot.
So that’s it today. Pick a friend and appreciate them. They were put in your life for a reason. I appreciate all of you friends reading this every day. I feel like I’m writing a letter to many of you. I’m terrible at writing letters too! Edyce will tell you that. She’s the master!
Yesterday I treated myself to a benefit of being a Tractor Supply card holder and took advantage of having my alpaca food delivered to our house. Instead of driving to Ebensburg myself, they delivered it. Right on time, Deb (in a grey pickup truck) and her husband Rick, drove up, with my 8-50 pound bags of alpaca food AND loaded it into my little shed. Talk about spoiled! I get two of these free deliveries each quarter. I hope I can reserve Deb and Rick. They were wonderful! I got a few pictures.
Today will be busy. The grand dog has arrived, I’m going swimming in an hour with a friend, then to pick up pastries, heading to H.Wonder Coffee and Records and then to have lunch with my sweet friend Lauren.
I DO want to pack fiber up this afternoon thanks to the boxes my new friend Sue shared with me. Lots to do friends, so I gotta go! It’s also Day 28 of the dress. 50* and I’ll need to be creative.
Have a blessed day!