I’ve been reading a lot. I’ve been soaking in words. I’ve been thinking. I’ve been talking to friends. And Lordhavemercy, I have been eating.
A group of friends went as her fan base. Mostly we’re just trying soak up some of her glory because we’re all so excited for her.
I loved having time to just talk with such smart, funny women. It fed my soul… and my belly. The Dixie Pig in Blytheville is no joke. That’s some really good food.
I’m still ruminating… on our conversation, not the Dixie Pig. We talked about kids, family, life, marriage and fashion. Also this weekend, a dear friend’s daughter was confirmed and another dear friend buried a loved one. I’m having a whole “circle of life” thing happening right now. It would be profound if Elton John would stop singing in my head.
I’m left again with a strong feeling of gratitude. I’m grateful for friends, family, a roof over our heads and enough food to eat. (I’m NOT grateful for the process of insurance claims, but that’s a rant for another day.) I’m also grateful for you, dear reader. Five years ago, I started writing this blog for quite literally an audience of three. For whatever reason, the rest of you have shown up along the way.
Thanks for reading my stuff. Thanks for commenting. Thanks for laughing in all the right places. Mostly, thanks for reading what I put into the Universe mostly to keep from going insane. Now if I could just figure out a cookie or bourbon sponsorship, I’d totally be set.