Once back in California, I’ve so enjoyed seeing old friends.
Life is different, yet the same on some levels.
Seeing people you love and have a history with is a bonus.
I’ve slept like a rock. It must be the country. Of course, we live in a rural town in North Dakota, so it isn’t different.
I’ve been staying with my forever friends Deb and Sue. There’s just a comfort in that.
Tomorrow, pals Deb, Connie, and I will head to the coast. I can’t wait to sit near the ocean again. Time with my friends makes it all the more special.
I love visiting here, but I admit I’m more content living on the prairie. I’ll be ready to be home again.
Like I said, life is different now. The first question we ask on meeting folks is if you’ve had your shot. It seems a bit like making sure a dog has had its rabies vaccine before you approach it.
Someday, it’ll be better.
Last week my niece Dena, who owns the Tea Nook in Lincoln, catered a lovely and delicious high tea for friends and family. It was wonderful. I have to give Dena credit for keeping things going during this pandemic. When she couldn’t be open, she made “to-go” teas for her clients. She’s an example of how hard work pays off. I’m proud of her.
These have been tough times. But, we will survive.
A year ago, we lost my dear friend Lynda. On Wednesday (Lynda’s birthday), I happened to be in Williams, Ca., so I visited her resting place with my friend Carolan. Lynda passed after I had moved, so it never seemed real to me.
When she was sick and knew the outcome, she told us she’d had a wonderful life. She told us to be pissed for a couple of days but then get on with living our own good lives. I guess it’s been hard for me to let go of mourning her loss. I’ll try harder now.
Meanwhile, life is good today.