my friends call me Cosmic.
That's better than what some people call me
|Home~ Older~ Profile~ Links~ R & R~ Write Me~ B'Day Page|
Monday, Jan. 30, 2006 9:40 P.M.
Warning! Sappy Entry Ahead
The weekend went too quickly. Due to Jeff staying in Maine later than planned meant his sister never got him to Rhode Island until after 11:00pm. I talked with him on his cell and he told me to go ahead to bed and he would see me the next day.
By the time Lori, him and the girls all got moving in the morning it was 9:00 before he got here. He had to leave by 11 to get back to the airport in NH so I saw him a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes minus his 20 minutes in the shower.
I talk to him ever week or so on the phone, so it isnít as though we had a lot to catch up on. Though the time was short, it was nice to see him in the flesh and make sure he was healthy and happy. He was.
***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
Ok, sappy entry here. I have to do it.
I donít know if you read theflyingrat or not. Jenn is a sweet mom to an adorable baby boy, (Hi Riley) who is gorgeous. She is married to a cutie named Kent. He is a good guy. Well, Jenn wanted to go and visit her brandy-new nephew and Kent wasnít up for the trip because it would mean him not getting much rest before going back to work after his two days off. Jenn really wanted to go, but resigned herself to putting it off for a while.
As she was typing away, Kent came into the room and said he had been thinking and wanted to go after-all. Jenn said It was ok, she could wait. Then Kent said the most wonderful sentence I have heard ever. And I quote:
"No I really want to go. A year from now, I won't remember that I was tired at work one day. But I will remember the first time I see my nephew."
Is that not a wonderful line to quote? Is that not something that makes you stop in your tracks and do an assessment of your own life just a tad? It did me.
How many times have I though about going to that movie, just daughter and myself but didnít make the call because it will use up most of my two days off.
How many times have I passed up a lunch with a friend because I would have to get dressed and actually leave the house on a Saturday?
Or didnít go out with another friend for a coffee or a drink because I had to get up early?
Too many. Far too many.
And one day, I will wake up and the daughter will be living somewhere else. My friend will have passed away. My other friend will be unable to drive.
And I will have wasted all those good times I could have had because I was too tired, or too busy, or too lazy.
Friends and family are more precious than time or rest. I donít want to miss any more chances to cram some more memories into my life. When I get so old that the eyes keep me from my computer or my books, I hope to have my book and an album of memories in my mind to entertain me. Because, with Kentís way of thinking, it would be a shame if my album consisted of mornings spent sleeping in or spending the day in front of the TV.
I think Saturday I will go to the movies with Lori.
From no news to much news - zing! - 7:31 P.M. , Friday, Mar. 07, 2008