We've had a taste of spring.
We've had another taste of winter masquerading as spring.
We are ready for sunshine in any form we can get it.
Send in the sunshine!
This ray of sunshine came in the form of my "long lost" junior high and high school friend, Cindy.
I left my hometown to go to college in 1972 and just returned to live here this past fall. I can count on one hand the times I've gotten to see ANY of my high school friends since.
I can ALMOST count on one hand the number of high school friends I've seen since.
So, when I got an e-mail from my friend Cindy saying she was in town and had time to squeeze me into her schedule yesterday, I dropped everything, braved the snow storm, and went over to her mom's house for a wee visit.
I had last seen Cindy 25 years ago.
Now's the part where you are supposed to exclaim, "Why my goodness, girls!! You still LOOK like high schoolers!!!"
Ahem - - - - back to my tale.
Cindy and I had many ventures and adventures together back in the day - - - not the least of which was raising a pet hamster for our science fair project. Um, yah - - - that would be the SAME hamster to whom my sister was allergic, so it moved from OUR basement over to Cindy's to live. Not long after taking up its new residence, it managed to lose itself in the basement and search as hard as we could, we never found it.
But 30 plus years later, when the heat ducts were being cleaned out - - - - there was a tiny hamster skeleton.
I tell you the truth.
Anyway, last night Cindy and I had a great time catching up and remembering when.
One of the true joys and highlights of moving back to my home town!