Friday, February 24, 2006

An Ode to Friends

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~ Mark Twain

I am so utterly happy this week. I don't know what it is that has me all giddy and happy it's just that I am. Nothing really special to write home about going on in my neck of the woods, but for some reason, I'm caught in between moments of great hilarity and euphoria.

Maybe it's all those endorphins I've been getting from working out...

My partner in crime, Claire has been chilling at my place on and off for several weeks now. It all started when she got the flu...so she came over so that I could spoil her and take care of her. Then I got sick, and she was there for me. It seems like we have kind of gotten into this really cool routine of having each other underfoot. You would think that I would get tired of having her here or vice versa but so far, it's been almost six weeks and a match made in heaven. We are thinking of getting an apartment together in the not too distant future. I think we will make great room-mates; she can clean the bathroom, and I can take out the trash.

She is also the one that has had such a pivotal role into getting me to exercise and live a healthier lifestyle, taught me how to meditate and find my inner voice and has been a great source of joy and entertainment ever since I've met her.

It's hard to believe that we are going onto about 9 months of knowing each other, and I feel like I've known her forever! When I'm all weak and whiny, she humors me then lashes me into shape...and I provide a reality check for her. Like I said, it's the perfect symbiotic relationship.

I've been fortunate through all my life to be surrounded by good friends and a great family. I don't think that I would enjoy each phase of my life so joyfully if not for my friends and family to support me.

4 comments:

JaG said...

Amen to that.

NML said...

It's great that you have someone like this :-)

anywherebutTX said...

I'm sooo jealous... I want a Claire!!

MsJayy said...

^5! I have at least 3 "Claires" in my life. I'd be lost without them.