Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Part Deaux

I can't do a Thankful post today without mentioning a couple of specific people.

Splenda Daddy. Admittedly I was more than a little bugged last night that I felt so pressured to go get checked and it ended up being nothing, which don't get me wrong, is good, just wished I would have waited. However, by morning's light and after a scolding from the Shark, I realized that we did the right thing based on previous experience and I am darn lucky that he loves me and cared enough about me to be so worried and careful. And thanks to the Shark - he now has his own fan club of which I am a charter member.(Tiburon is freakin amazing with the computer graphics - behold her greatness)I am so thankful.

Speaking of the Shark......I didn't call anyone last night. I don't like that kind of attention. Now, if I'm being funny then by all means make me the center of attention, but for this kinda crap, I'd rather just blend in and not be noticed. But I knew that if I wasn't there in the morning for class, I would be getting a phone call. I also knew that if she went to the ER and DIDN'T CALL ME??
So I send a text and within moments, she is on the phone willing to drop everything, come right down there and even spoon me if I needed it. I'm the first to claim that I'm lucky enough to feel like I have many good friends and many people whom I love and who love me back, but Shark is one of a kind. Words sometimes just aren't enough. I think I have another sister. Lucky me. I am so thankful.

Tuffy. What a good kid. I know I go on and on about him a lot. But last night I was particularly proud of him. He was at work when we left. Splenda called him when he got off, explained where we were and told him to go to bed and we'd let him know more later. When we came home, he was still awake. Talked to him and I really figured he would sleep through seminary this morning. Nope. Dude got up at oh-dark-thirty and got himself to early morning seminary. No worries for me. I am so thankful.

Blog friends that you get to meet IRL. I got a phone call this morning with a lunch offer. Seems that Annie was in town and had a window of time to get together. LUCKY ME!! Really, if you don't read her, go check her out. And while you are at it, note that she is just as beautiful in person as she is on her blog. She came with her sister and a friend and met me, Shark and Pedaling at the ever delightful Cafe Rio.
(I blame the morphine hangover for my, um, er, look)
Fun fun times! Meeting Annie was a kick! And this was my second time meeting up with Sheila and I adore her more each time. This blogging world has brought me much fun, happiness and a buttload of new friends. I am so thankful.


Cadance said... guys all look great! You are VERY lucky to have a friend like the Shark...and she is lucky to have you!

Kristina P. said...

I'm glad you are OK!

And I actually don't read Annie's blog, so I will have to check her out!

Shawn said...

Wow---lots of things to be thankful for---glad that you are ok! I had never heard of that...what you had. Also---what fun to get together with super bloggers...awesome!

tiburon said...

Lunch was fun. I am glad you came. And I am glad I could create the SDFC.

We are a small group - but are growing.

Annie said...

I see me! I was so excited when Tibs said that you were coming too! It made it that much more special. I can't wait to get together with you again. I can tell that we have tons in common. (((hugs)))

Devri said...

I am glad you are ok too. how scary, but the morphin a plus.. jk

What a fun get to gether, I will have to check your gals out, I know tibs, did her loser game, but the rest I don't know.

glittersmama said...

It was great meeting you today. I love your blog title. I think I need to hang out here more often.

Jan the crazy lady said...

I have heard of the famous Annie before. You guys are all so great to get together and get your groove on.

What a story for the ER girl. I need to go with you next time. Morph me up or hoook me up. One of the tuther.

Pedaling said...

there we are!

i like small groups, even if i'm not invited every time.

it's nice to get together and get to know each other better- a little off the record, up close and personal!

tammy said...

SO glad you're okay!!! And that you have Splenda to take care of you as well as the Shark. Don't scare us like that anymore.

And the ER waiting room you described is ALWAYS like that isn't it? I'm thankful I haven't had to take anyone there in quite awhile {knocking on wood}.

rychelle said...

any friend who offer to spoon you, is a true friend indeed!

Mom said...

Hey my daughter, I know you don't like the attention, but being your mother should put me in another category (no, not that one!). What did you go to the ER for? Please let me know how you are doing, I would like to think you would be put out if I had a problem and didn't share. So please share. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

What fun!

SO said...

I think that you are very blessed to be surrounded by people who love you so very much. Awesome.

And that lunch sounds like fun!