Thursday, January 18, 2007

Happy birthday to JOyyyyyyy


So today my much younger friend Joy turns 40. I gotta say she doesn't look one day over 39!! LOL Seriously, she looks just like when I met her almost 10 years ago...with us being our pathetic selves at church and not knowing anyone and her mother in law Jan setting us up like an old matchmaker. Little did she know that the match she made was the first Christian girlfriend either of us had, sisters of our souls. And what an impact Joy has had on the world around her and on me. She will never know this side of heaven, because she's too busy just keeping up, how dear she is to me...and everyone else. She doesn't think she offers much to the world, most days, but she's a great mom and supportive wife and friend . And she's a blast to be around...just laughing about life and teens and men. Maybe someday she'll even be able to scrap again!!

What a crazy day...having phone issues...can't call out and can't pick up the calls that come in (half of the time) And my cell phone is melting down from talking to my niece and trying to figure out when we can squeeze each other in our lives...too bad for her I actually got a life while she wasn't looking. I don't think she appreciates it at all!! Oh well, we are both such amazing people it's no surprise that the world is our oyster and wants to be our BFF. And we are both so humble, very humble.

And my other niece is graduating on May 22...a FREAKIN Tuesday!! Who has graduations on Tuesday???? And I've got the best present for her...a ticket to see meeeeeeee (well and the rest of the family, but really...) Do a little college shopping, do a little dorm sheet shopping as is our tradition (hopefully she'll be less picky than some other shoppees)!! But I do have a great gift for her 18th...which I would say her but she may actually read this...

Chatted with my sister Alicia today on Yahoo. I wonder where this will all end up...been burned a few too many times to be la-di-da, but hope does spring eternal. Anyway, it seemed like an honest conversation and maybe a turn toward a healthier version of what we've had for the last lotta years. Here's hoping...

And...now it's going to be 50 in Charlotte and it's not that much warmer than here darn it!! On the other hand...the sun shines on the east coast...an improvement over Chicago!!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

AG! i fully expected to see some super obnoxious bears message on here? What happened?? I can't believe i didn't get bombarded. PS I have a quiz on Monday after the superbowl so i don't think i can come play...

Ger said...

Well, I was out of town and I wanted to give a shout out to JOY before I left..but don't you worry, I'll make up for it there little missy!! what if you flew home late Sunday?????