Saturday, August 9, 2008


Yesterday was fantastic. I had the chance to see old friends - some that I literally had not seen since high school! I got to see family and laugh and play a new game introduced by the amazing and wonderful Jenny Smith (true name protected due to the WPP), called Bananagram. I may have had too much beer in the early evening so my lameness factor was increased, and I was probably a TAD bit annoying - but it settled down. There was a bounce house - which is always a bit of plasticy goodness. There was a lot of laughter, a lot of stories and really, all around, a lot of love. I could not have imagined such a great birthday. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO thankful for the graciousness of my friends. You are incredible people!!! All I could think was - I want to have dinner parties with each of you . . . damn 1000 mile distances! There is just something about old friends that makes it different. Anbd meeting the people that my old friends love and brought into their life - and sharing the person I love with them. I am sounding redundant but I am just so keenly aware of how lucky I am.

Thanks everyone!!

Oh! And I realized that I am totally a grown up because multiple people brought me wine - I find this SO awesome.

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I am a daughter, sister, friend, wife, counselor and colleague. I am a work in progress. There may be some pieces out of place and things might be messy, but it's okay. I would rather accept that I am still unfinished than think that this is it. You can find my comments on faith and spirituality on my blog: And my comments and anecdotes on life at:

Books That Matter. Well, some of the many that matter.

  • Magical Shrinking: Stumbling Through Bipolar Disorder, Chris Wells
  • Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen
  • An Abudance of Katherines, John Green
  • Dave Pelzer
  • Franny & Zooey, J.D. Salinger
  • I Was Told There'd Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
  • The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris
  • The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are, Daniel J. Siegel