Thursday, November 02, 2006

11/2 Wednesday night

Okay, it's Thursday morning, I'm sitting at Panera Bread, listening to classical music, drinking coffee, and it's snowing. IT'S PERFECT!!!

Last night was perfect too. I am getting a little teary-eyed lately and last night was no exception. Tony and Megan came over to help me pack. Tony is a friend from CSz, writing group, and Red Cross. We've crossed paths many times. And Megan, of course, is from BroadMinded, although we met a few years back at CSz too. Tony and Megan hadn't met before, but they worked well together packing.

And they are both competitive, so it was great fun watching them compete for the best packing trophy. My favorite parts though were the signs Meg put on the boxes. All of the fragile ones held the word "fragile" of course but she also wrote things like: Do Not Juggle, Don't Even Think About Dropping This, UberFragile, The fragilest of all the fragile things. And more. So I'm looking forward to getting amused again tonight.

I ordered pizza and it was good too. Tonight will be Chinese food. Megan and Melissa will be here and Tony too, if he can make it.

I'm at the Panera Bread near my old job because I dropped off three more boxes for Shawn to sell. She told me that my 13 inch TV didn't even make it out of the office. Someone bought it for $15 as soon as I left. She is such a good friend to be doing this. I'm trying to make her keep a commission on what she sells, because she's doing all the work, but she keeps refusing. I'll have to get her a nice surprise later.

Am looking at the snow and reflecting on how lucky I am. These people helping me are dear to me. And they would have never come into my life if I hadn't taken risks. The risk of trying to be a comedian at age 55. The risk of moving to Milwaukee. They've enriched my life in ways I can't even describe. I don't want to get mushy (yet), so I'll just leave it with--I'm one lucky bug.


Jeff said...

You have some wonderful friends, Jer. :)

Anonymous said...

i know the 'morale' of this blog is FRIENDSHIP....but all I can hear is SNOW>>>>>I am jealous...I love snow and we just never get as much as we did when I was a kid...damn global warming or elnino, or whatever!!! let it snow let it snow let it snow.

David said...

"The risk of moving to Milwaukee."

Not going to be Milwaukee's slogan in the near future.

Beata said...

Snow? So now everybody is getting snow beside me, oh--and except Aunt Cindy! I want some snow. Mom is getting snow, Rob is getting snow, my friends in other states are getting snow, my cousin and my grandma in Poland are getting snow. When is this going to be me????? I just want some damn snow!!!!! Is it that hard to snow a little bit on my street??? Or just in my backyard? Mom, you better bring some with you for Thanksgiving and keep it cool until Christmas! ;-)

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

I sure do, Jeff. :)

Cindy, I'll bring some snow with me next week.

Dave, loved it! (See you at "tea time" in a few minutes.)

Beata, sorry. I'll try to bring some snow to NC too.