(Not to me. I am still pretending that I didn't have one.)
It was in the 80's here today.
Let us pause whilst I perform the annual ritual of welcoming the summer......
OH THANK GOD YOU ARE FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW I HAVE MISSED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WELCOME YOU BACK WITH OPEN ARMS AND OPEN-TOED SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow is my BFF's birthday. She will also be forty. Because she is a mature, grown-up, big girl she is dealing with it much better than I. I am still kicking and screaming about it. You know...generally throwing a temper-tantrum.
Yes. I am STILL not over it.
It is rather surreal for me to think that my BFF and I have been BFFs for almost 20 years. That is like, half my life. I've said it before and I will say it again. I have no idea why on earth she ever picked me to be her BFF. I was (am) the quintessential geeky nerd. I was (am) never popular and not at all out-going. I mean, I will act like a goof in front of my students if it will cause them to learn but in front of grown-up people?!? Well, let's just say that if you look up "life of the party" in the dictionary, you will NOT find a picture of me.
And I'm ok with that.
She, however, is like the coolest person ever. Not only is she gorgeous but she is the most generous person that I know which makes her both gorgeous on the outside as well as on the inside. She will do just about anything for the people she loves even if it means she goes without. She is kind, caring, and pretty much the most wonderful person I know.
And, wouldn't you know it...she picked ME to be her BFF! Go figure!
It is awful for me that I haven't seen her in almost two years. We used to see each other all the time. And by all the time I mean any long weekend I had from school where I could drive the six hours (five if there were not troopers) to her house. Thanksgiving is now a sad and lonely holiday as I am not with her family and have no pumpkin cheesecake to eat. I had no birthday apple pie this year and totally missed her daughter's amazing birthday cake last year.
Pay no attention to the fact that food seems to be the major source of entertainment when we are together and pretend you know nothing of the pints of Ben and Jerrys and Godiva chocolate ice cream we consume whenever we are in the same house. No need to guess why I can't fit into my linen summer pants. :o/
Happy Birthday, BFF! I miss you so, so much and I can't wait to see you again!!!!!