Alright. I'll admit it. I've been more than a little crabby lately.
I'm just frustrated.
(ie: wanting things to be different than they are).
And feeling lousy only makes things worse (like way, way badder).
Luckily, I have KIND and, in some cases, forgiving friends.*
Friends like Alyson who not only writes sweet blog posts,
but also has impeccable hedgehog insight and humor.
Exhibit #A--The drawing I received from her in the mail today (along with several other sundries).
You wouldn't believe the package she sent filled with garden gnomes, finger puppets, collages, action figures, and sculpey unicorns. What more could a girl need to make her smile??
Then, you have my friend Elaine, who really is a cheer up Nazi.
Banging down the door (use your imagination).
Shooing me out to dinner.
Employing adorable kid strategies...
And Melissa...don't even get me started on Melissa.
Taking me out to movies,
rallying the troops,
sending me adorable cards in the mail.
I've seen her more this week than I think I have in a year.
And then there's Michelle. Can't forget Michelle.
Here's just a portion of her comic relief effort...which actually was pretty funny.
And Judy F. and Melissa H. and Emma and Laina and Gary and Carolyn
and Judy S. and Jenny and Pam and Wendy and Tara and Saima and Denise and Debbie.
Thank you guys from the bottom of my achy, cranky heart.
You love and support means the world to me.
*PS Special apologies to Laina...who could have felt HIGHLY offended from yeterday's blog post.
She was the one who made the comment I was talking about and, as I knew, was only trying to help. As we discussed by email this morning, the post was not meant as an attack on her, but an attack on an issue that's really bugging me for a while--how to NOT think about Lyme when it's constantly impacting you. I love you, Laina. Thank you for your friendship and for allowing me to express myself. When you read what I wrote, you could have gotten mad (really mad), but you got curious. That says A LOT about you and our friendship. And I appreciate it more than words can say. XOXOXO
Altered Today: Mood (thank God), Fridge Door, Gratitude