All that adrenaline rushing around and suddenly, everything was over. Just like that. But here's the main point to the story- Miriam. Miriam who didn't have to look; who didn't have to turn around and check; who gave up her own agenda without hesitation; who kept a positive, uplifting attitude the entire time... I'm not sure if it's the fact that she's a nurse or the fact that she's a truly good and giving person or a combination of the two. But I do know that she is one of those people who can turn a day completely around for the good just by being there. So, today, M is for Miriam! Three cheers for Miriam: Hip, hip hooray! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray!
I saw Joanne yesterday but neither of us has an update on Deborah yet. She hasn't been out on her bike--hopefully she's been busy trying on bike helmets!
This is the 13th day of the A-Z Blog Challenge for the month of April. And this thing is getting harder instead of easier...thankfully, we're halfway there! Just click the badge on my sidebar if you want to check it out!
AND NOW it's time for the FRIDAY HOPS!!! I'm linking up with Java's Follow Friday 40 and Over at Never Growing Old
and Hilary's Follow Friday Four Fill-In at Feeling Beachie!
1. Despite the fact that I should know better, I still always snack on something at night. Even though it's something I'm allowed to have on my new ASS off regimen, I really shouldn't be consuming anything after 8:00 pm. I do know that I do this in order to stay awake because, if I go to sleep too early, I will wake up around 3:00 am and stay awake and that makes for a grumpy empty nester.
2. I EAT when I am worried. And when I'm sad/angry/happy...But I'm getting it all under control now. Mostly.
3. I always forget where I put things that I want to use. I can find anything that I don't need- things that really should be thrown out or given away or put in a yard sale. But, let me put something away that I'm saving to use when I need it--like those darn hand gardening tools and the spin class gel seat that I used once (because it didn't help my behind AT ALL for that class...plus, you'd think that with all my natural padding back there I wouldn't need it anyway)---and now want to send it to Breezy's SIL who needs one. Yeah, can't find those darn things ANYWHERE.
4. My life is the best! It's not extravagant or elegant rather, it's basic, simple, cozy. We love and laugh and spend time together; we garden and talk and play games. We are all still very close even though the nest is empty. We have what we need and most of what we want (our needs and wants are simple too). Hubs is a great guy; our girls are wonderful daughters; Tucker is the best dog EVER... Oh sure, we have our disagreements (read: I get mad). I get to stay home and