June 27, 2012

Friend :: Flotation Device

















Aren't friends life savers? I met with one of my dearest this morning for "coffee" (actually we both opted for a refreshing Diet Coke) and we compared notes on our summers. Mine's felt random and discombobulated so far and I'm feeling some strange things lately: attention-deficit, disorganized, forgetful, generally unenthusiastic, and always tripping through my days only to discover each evening that I haven't accomplished much of the stuff I'd hoped I would.  Imagine my surprise to find that she's feeling the same things! We compared notes, blamed hormones, and both felt better when we left (there's nothing as satisfying as knowing your not alone).

After we parted my day returned to my new normal – disorganized (a quick errand turned into a fiasco), I forgot to get some key items at the grocery store, my brain feels fuzzy, and now it's after 5 p.m. and I have barely a thing to show for my day. But now I can just think of my girlfriend across town and know that she's probably having that kind of day too and I feel a little better, or at least I smile with one side of my mouth. And hopefully, if things aren't going so great at her house either, she'll find a little solace in thinking of me.




8 comments:

  1. When I have arrived home and realized that I did not buy the item at the top of my list, I have been stunned! How could this be? When I have arrived home after having to rescue my wallet from the car roof or car bumper or at the shopping cart back at the store parking lot, I have been stunned! How could this be?
    A friend recently shared on her blog that at the beginning of a major trip she realized that she had left the new camera she had bought for the trip on the kitchen counter charging, but was able to have her children overnight mail it to her. At the end of the trip she realized that she had punched in July instead of June for her return plane ticket, but just in time her husband was able to get her on the flight home. Such a blessing and encouragement when we have honest friends who help us know we are not alone in our foggy moments :)
    Gracie <3

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    1. Thank you Gracie. And you're right - honest friends are true gems.

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  2. It doesn't matter whether you had anything to show for your day or not...you had a great time with your friend and it brought a smile to your face.
    That's a GREAT day in my book :)

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    1. You're right. I do always want to have something quantitative to show for my day and it's good to be reminded that relationships are really what matters. Thanks Sarah.

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  3. I'm so glad it's not just me who has days like that! I always have a list of chores in my head that need to be done...every day I am amazed by how quickly the time passes, and before I know it it's 3.00 and time to collect Bella from school. Frustrating.

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    1. I feel like other people must have some secret additional hours that I don't know about. Time just seems to elude me.

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