Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Value of Lifetime Friends

I m so blessed to have a chosen family of friends. We met in Lubbock in 1961 and have remained friends ever since. We have helped each other through so many hard times when we were first married and very young families. (Our own families were non-existent.) We have had regular reunions through the years. One family lives in Austin Texas, one lives in Tennessee, some of the families live in N.J. one lives in Settle Wa., one lives in Graham TX, and one remained in Lubbock TX where it all started. Two families live here in the mid-cities of the DFW metro-plex.
Oh what fun I have had last week.

My friend, who is like a sister, came from Austin on Sunday the 14th. Then we took a flight to Chattanooga on Tuesday the 16th to visit our mutual friend who is also like a sister. She lost her husband in January and the friend from Austin lost her husband 15 months ago. We spent a week cheering each other up.
We spent the week doing, really nothing special just sitting in the kitchen peeling potatoes and apples and making dinner and giggling. One night we went to a Mexican restaurant for a party and danced to a live band. The friend’s grandson came from college in Knoxville to take us dancing to a live band I thought that was just awesome. There was a Karaoke at the band’s breaks. The daughters and the grandson all got up and sang. Each sang separately. They were very good.

I am happy to be home and ready to get back in the swing of things.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring is Sprung ,Time is Changing

I think Spring is upon us. The sun was shining today. The Bradford pear trees are about to look like a snow storm. The weather is so nice it makes me want to dig in the flower beds. I wager I could now if I tried and husband would let me. It was just wonderful this because it has been years since I have had the pleasure of working in the yard. This was great morning to go grocery shopping and be able to our run the husband I could walk so well. I just went buzzing down the aisles. We got done licked split. :>)
My classes are going so well. We are on an adventure to learn creativity. We have already explored drawing, now we are exploring pictorial organization. It is so satisfying to watch the students use their imagination.
I am hoping that the adventure will show itself in our annual art show which is only five weeks away.
I am eagerly waiting for March 16th. As a friend from central Texas and I age going to visit a mutual friend in Chattanooga Tennessee. We became friends in the early 60’s and are like sisters.