Two of my oldest and dearest friends visited this weekend and we had some adventures, spent a lot of time talking, and just really enjoyed spending time all together!
And I wanted to share some of the adventures with you all. . . there will probably be a part two to this post since I want to see if I can use some of Morgan’s Photos as well from last night and today.
Morgan with her coffee
Good morning Rachael!
Old town Auburn
The Joss House: Old town Auburn
Old town Auburn: Joss House Door
Morgan photographing Rachael
STICK CANDY!!! So, I really love this stuff, and I bought a bunch.
We visited Old Town Auburn, had brunch in Loomis. . . it was a great day. I feel so lucky to have made more good memories with old friends before school begins.
I may be edging my way towards being a grown up but the note my Mom left on Gustave’s tank yesterday made me smile. (I was even happier when I saw she had cleaned my kitchen before leaving!!!!)
Dad called me to tell me he had found a way for me to pay less money for things like road side assistance and Renter’s Insurance and also just to say “hi” and “I love you and I’m so proud of you.”
Belle stayed by my side last night when I was sick for hours and lay on the couch with a bucket beside me. She was sweet enough to nuzzle up on my side and lick my tears away letting me know it was all going to be ok.
My coworkers are awesome, one even makes my tea for me when I show up to work my shifts before I even order it!
The apartment manager and head maintenance guy stopped Belle and I on our walk today to tell me what a great job I’ve done raising Belle and how she is their favorite. (Such a change from the places we’ve lived before.)
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, I’m employed. There’s good food in my tummy, a happy healthy fish in his tank, and a Papillon snuggled beside me.
Life is good.
It can be a bit on the craptastic side at times, and feel like there’s never enough time… but in the end I know I have some of the greatest friends, tweeps, family, and assorted loved ones that one person could ever hope for.
…and to hug those you love and care about.
A very very dear friend of mine was in a head on collision yesterday. She and her kids were in the truck on their way home when they were hit head on. She is in the hospital tonight awaiting surgery for her ankle, her kids are bruised and sore, but most importantly they are all alive.
After all that has happened this year, the loss of my Grandparents, the injuries, accidents, and close calls… I know now that it is so very important to let those we love and care about know just how much they mean to us.
I grew up listening to Garth Brooks’ “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and this verse has always stuck with me:
‘Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
I have many wishes about my grandparents, that I had gotten closer to them while they were still alive. I have wishes about friends I was once close to, and many other relationships and might have beens. But I know that all I can do is take these experiences and live my life better. I do not wish to live with regrets.