Wednesday, July 31, 2013

BNF - You Already Know

I haven't written for awhile. Part of starting this blog was for me to come out of my writing discomfort zone and put down words. Some things come and some things go and some things go full circle. The couple of times I would post a snippet this year - there SHE was, cheering me on to write and post more. I am her BAF and she is my BNF and the rest of the world knows her as Lynda Stenlund - The Queen of the Island.

I love this girl for so many reasons......

I love that she will show up to parties that seemed like a good idea a year previous

 I love that she sends me the most random cool stuff via snail mail

I love that she goes to Mexico and makes me cool bracelets and painted turtles in my favorite colors

I love that she tries all of my crazy art ideas

I love that she takes the time to spend time with me and shares the best stories ever that make me laugh and giggle each time I think of them

I love that she loves her Mom

I love that she wrote me a love letter (that I read whenever I need to feel more loved)

But the one thing I think I love most about my BNF, is the secret we share in the words written to her father by one of his coaches. If you are one of the lucky ones to experience what the coach wrote, you have indeed lived the best life.

Thank you Lynda for being my cheerleader and for making my life better. There's no need for me to write the coach's words in this blog post for you because "You Already Know".

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Boss and BGG

I remember the first day I met him and I remember the last day I saw him. And in between those sixteen years, a wonderful friendship came to be. I called him Boss and he called me BGG. His smile was gorgeous and he looked great in a blue shirt. He would pick me up at the airport and we would have talks about the differences of a person just being a person and that of a human being. He loved Bob Dylan and driving. We would laugh to the point of tears each time we saw each other. Sometimes we would disagree, but we were secure enough in our friendship to know that it was okay to do so. He loved my picture taken in Germany because he knew what that time in my life meant to me. We learned from each other.

I am so blessed to have been able to spend those last couple of days with him. Our talks and laughs and silent moments were exactly what we both needed.

Rest in knowing that you are loved Boss. Come see my sun - you will love it here. I miss you now and forever Fred Fouse.

Some last forever.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I'm the Iron!!

For as far back as I can remember, I was always "the iron". Day long monopoly marathons with my cousin Randy would result with several need to go outside breaks and the addition of a finance company to borrow from. But.....I was ALWAYS the iron!!

So imagine my disbelief and heartache when I heard that they were retiring my iron. And not only retiring it, but replacing it with a shiny cat. Good grief!!

There are some things in life that need to remain as is, and this is one of them.

I will be scavenging for old games so that I can preserve the iron for future generations - Ava and her cousins should not grow up without knowing.....the feel of the iron and it's daylong marathons!