a reminder of friends.

Date March 23, 2009

I’m sort of a loner.

I’ve lived by myself for the past umpteen years and I like it that way.  I like my own space and working on my own schedule (in my pjs if I want to) which I guess is hard to believe because I’m a people person, too.  Just not a people-in-my-space sort of person.

So, here I admit it:  I was a little nervous about Robin coming.  I live in a studio apartment.  That’s one room, folks.  Even the bathroom is so small that I leave the door open because claustrophobia takes over if I get all closed up in that tiny space.

Now, you take that small space and put two people in it and things can get a little iffy.  But the truth is, that week with Robin here was quite possibly my favorite week of the past two years.

We went out to eat every single night and I went to soccer games and finally hiked the Nevado.  We sat in our pajamas and laughed for no reason at all and we talked about how life isn’t the way that we planned it, but that maybe that makes it better.  We caught up on fifteen years gone by and promised that we’d catch up again before another fifteen are gone. And I’m looking forward to that.

But in the meantime I’ve got some pictures.  Pictures of two little girls that are on their way to all grown up.  Pictures of two friends that have seen more of the world than most people see in a lifetime.  Pictures of long, red curls and blonde ponytails and two pairs of saphire eyes.  Pictures that remind me that years don’t matter at all in the company of friends.

5 Responses to “a reminder of friends.”

  1. Darlene said:

    Being a loner is not so bad! “Me time” is a wonderful thing. Like now, Lynn and Nick are both asleep (and snoring!) and it’s just nice and quite. I like the quite times almost as much as the loud times…baseball games, riding go-carts, you know, “loud stuff” with the boys. Nick said earlier to tell you hello! Glad you and Robin had a good time. I think it was great that she got to visit. Have a good one!

  2. deanna said:

    Beautiful picture! The scenery is gorgeous!!!!!

  3. Lou said:

    Love the picture.

    I got the email this morning and the phone lines are hot. lol

    Love you and waiting on your reply.


  4. Robin said:

    aint it the truth:)

  5. sherry said:

    How funny that you said all of these things about old friends enjoying each other. On spring break, I got together with two of my very first teaching buddies from 1971. We are all teacher nerds and had no trouble talking and sharing ideas just like we had been together last week instead of decades ago. We’ve tried to get together every several years. (It had been about 9 yr. this time but that didn’t seem to slow down the fabulous memories and current happenings). Hooray to long time friendships. (new ones too)
    Mamma V