Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Surprises", "Treasures" and "Unusual" Events

I am sad! I don't like to see my friend Jenny not being 100 percent! I hate that she has had so many health issues.  I want these doctors to fix her and make her feel better. She had pneumonia and that stuff is awful. Two of our girls had it, when they were young. Noelle at age 7 and Rebekah at age 9. I remember Rebekah telling us that she had never felt so awful and even after the symptoms went away, she was weak and tired. Noelle had the same issues.. Except her cough would not subside.  I wish she would think back to that time, because she is a hard core smoker and I worry about her good health. Jenny is a treasure to me just like my own phamily. I love knowing her, had the pleasure of spending a few brief moments with her in Arizona in 2011. She and her hubby Mr. Jenny visited with us at Nick's cross country meet and it was a joy to meet them.
To me friends are like wonderful surprises. Sometime you have friends that are near and you can call them and chat. You can enjoy a weekend breakfast or lunch with them. Other friends are far away. You can chat at Face Book, write long newsy letters and if you want to surprise them, you can take a trip to visit them, no matter where they live.
I have a few friends like this! We will grow old and wrinkly and still be friends! I say this because Karen and I have known each other since we were in the playpen together. She is a colon cancer survivor and she lives in Idaho with her hubby these days. Lynette is the friend who crashed into me on her tricycle. we were three. Hee Hee. I get to see her occasionally because she lives about two hours from me. These old friends are treasures too.
I have some dear friends who became my pen pal when were mere teens. I have known Barbara (California), Jane (Indy) and Carol (Indy) since we were 13. Ah youth! Barbara and I have spent lots of wonderful times together. We both have excellent husbands and even had a Vegas vacation many years ago. What a treasure long distance friendships are. Jane and Carol and dear friends. They loved Peyton Manning and follow the Denver Broncos. That is unless Andrew Luck and the Colts are playing the Broncos! Football friends are treasures too.
"Unusual events". Only in Colorado. My sister-in-law Cheri posted this photo of Monarch Pass. Yes, it is snowing. We can have snowing in one moment and sunshine the next!
This is Loveland Pass. Courtesy of Channel 7  a local T.V> station. The high country is getting hammered with snow.

The morning sun rising. So pretty and calm. This was today.
Some hail before the sunshine returned. This was yesterday. I should have taken the photo of our front yard. Looked like snow!

 Now that I have caught up from the letter "S" added "T" for this week and went ahead with "U" for next week I have covered a lot! I hate missing this fun time so I hope you won't mind that I went backward and forward! ENjoy the week and please say a prayer for Miss Jenny.


Leovi said...

nice and funny pictures! Very nice morning!

Intense Guy said...

I hope your friend Jenny feels all better soonest!

And nooooooo... keep the snow out your way!!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and photos for T!

Happy Week to you!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

We had a dusting of snow two nights ago...

I'm with you on Jenny, she is a treasure indeed and she deserves to be happy and healthy!

Theresa said...

I also love Ms. Jenny! I am praying for complete healing and for her to feel ALL better! No hail here, just rain! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS across the miles!

Mevely317 said...

Love your thoughts on friendship, Anne. Sometimes I think our friends - near and far - are like squares on a homemade quilt. Something that makes me smile when I look at it, and warms me in Winter.

I, too, was a 'hard-core' smoker for years and years. Only last year did I take a leap of faith and begin with the Chantix. Before my second prescription was up, I had ZERO desire to smoke. The psychological side is another story - I still struggle when things grow tense at work. If Noelle has any questions, please have her IM me.