The honest to God short story on this - we had two pigs. I remember walking up to their fence and sticking both my pointer and middle fingers in their snouts. Both hands. At once.
Isn't it kind of cool that so many animals understand they're dealing with children? And tolerate them? It's like they share a language.
It's the Junior League's night to make dinner for the good families at the Ronald McDonald House. I just stopped by and met the cutest boy ever...who happened to be checking in when I arrived.
As soon as I walked in, he looked at me and the stranger standing next to me. "Did you two get married?" he asked.
"No," I said and gave him a big grin.
He gave me a bigger toothless smile and said, "I can't wait to get married!"
We talked for a little bit more. The guy next to me asked Thomas (I think that was the boy's name) where his missing teeth went. He giggled. Then he went upstairs with his mom.
I am so glad we could provide just one meal for the families tonight. I overheard Thomas is getting some x-rays in the morning, so keep his family in your thoughts! Very cute kiddo! And if his family happens to see this, thanks for letting me take your picture and share a moment!
Being in a new year reminds me of how quickly time flies. One moment I was a fresh face in a stinky dormitory... and the next thing you know, I'm in my mid-thirties not able to remember where I left something I had in my hands just minutes before.
I recently went "home" to see some very good friends--some I actually hadn't seen for more than a decade! But time is so interesting in that way. As my friend Lucy pointed out... it's so weird that you can make lifelong friendships from such a short period of time.
My college friends are so special to me. I don't have to see them or talk to them, but I always feel connected to them.
As I get older and wiser, I realize more everyday that true friendships are really hard to come by.
So here's to a new year, old friends and bright beginnings!