Thanks to you guys who wished me well!! The insurance mess is worked out and I picked up my rental car Thursday. It's a Yaris. Now I don't want to be hurting anyone else's feelings, but I just cannot stand that car. I miss, miss, miss my HHR. I'll find out Monday when it will be ready again to drive.
Now I'm going to ramble on a little about Thursday.. The 7th is an important day for me. When I was a senior in high school I had a great group of friends. We were wild and crazy :) But on May 7, 2000 we lost one of our clan, Sylvia. She drowned in her backyard pool, she was 16. It was a horrible time for all of us, we were 15-18 years old and coping with the death of a peer for the first time. A close peer. And Sylvia was a beautiful person, always smiling, cracking jokes.. She was a sweet person. We all claimed her as our "best friend" and she's the only person I've ever known who could be that one special best friend to so many without ever having to choose. She was incredible.. it was quite a blow.
So every day on the anniversary of the day we lost her, the old gang gets together at her favorite park, near a circle of trees that she loved. This is our 9th year, hard as that is to believe.. Some of us are married now, some have kids.. and some sadly haven't progressed much since high school. Some of us stay close and some of us don't speak but the once a year. There are a lot of dynamics: exes, best friends, rivalries, romances, grudges, etc. but every year we put it all aside in memory of the kids we once were and the adult she'll never get to be..
Excuse me while I get all weepy (again!) haha. So anyway, after all that emotional drama, let me post the freebies (I have three today!)
Here is one for Sylvia, we miss her everyday. She would be 25 years old.. sigh.
LINK EXPIREDOne to kinda commemorate the meeting:
LINK EXPIREDAnd a bonus one for my BFF Stephanie because she graduated college today with a BSN. She's a nurse now!
LINK EXPIREDI'm back on track! Check back tomorrow!