Sunday evening has somehow arrived already and I can't be sure but I think that the weekend only lasted about ten hours. It certainly felt like it. Maybe it was that yesterday was gorgeous here and seeing as we average about one *gorgeous* day for every 18 ugly ones, all of that joy made time fly.
Today was anything but gorgeous - on the weather front anyway. I was up at sunrise as today was the Seattle Race for the Cure - something that I was doing with some of my dearest friends. I was really looking forward to it because not only do I love these girls (and one very fabulous husband) but it was a short race and I knew it would be fun. Even with the POURING rain, the gray skies, and the cool temperatures, I was looking forward to it.
We met downtown, ready to go sign in and get our numbers, and had some time to talk on the way. I haven't had a lot of time to see these friends lately - life gets busy, kids, work, travel. But summer is coming and I know that time will slow down a bit, we will get together spontaneously more often over bbqs and bonfires, and I am so looking forward to that. After today, I am looking forward to it more than anything. You see, sometimes things come up that you aren't expecting - that you absolutely aren't ready for. You think life is rolling along and you learn that it isn't rolling quite as smoothly as you had thought. And it makes you appreciate your friends, and wish that you stopped more often to just *be* with them. Maybe though, it is what you need to make those changes. To really prioritize and possibly eliminate some of the excess odds and ends and put what really matters first. So maybe, when that rock comes out of left field and hits you square in the temple, the one that stunned you for a short while, it was really meant to help you - to help you see something that was right in front of you the entire time.
And with that, I need a pick-me-up. So, I am going to give away three of my 5x7 prints (the ones in this post) and a set of three cupcake cards~ You need only be a follower and leave a comment. If you want to tweet/post/facebook/email all of your friends - that would be fabulous. However, just being you - that is what I am needing right about now. I will draw a name Wednesday afternoon~
Thanks for always being present and sending such kindness my way. I truly appreciate each and every one of you~