I'm just having a little conversation with myself...I miss my mother. I miss my friend Judy who died right after my mother died a few years ago. I don't miss my husband but I'm sick of taking out the garbage. I do miss a couple of old JW "friends" and today I gave in to the temptation to call one. She's the daughter of a woman who had been my very best friend for a long time, so I thought. Called the daughter, whom I always liked, and she sounded glad to hear from me. Caught me up on the gossip, who died, that sort of thing, how many kids she has and a long conversation about meth. She carefully avoided discussing the religion although she let me know she is still in by mentioning folks in the congregation, which was tactful of her. I enjoyed the conversation - I'm lonely I guess. But also when you are going through serious changes in life, I think you have a tendency to revisit the past. Nostalgia? Reframing? Anyway, was glad to talk with her. I don't have any expectations of any kind of a relationship developing, not if she is still a gung-ho Jdub.
Lots of folks having a hard time - Wings, Cognac, Hillbilly, others - too many to remember all the names. I want to be supportive, but seriously don't have much oomph right now. Maybe oompa will lend me some oomph! I should break this into several posts, as I am getting near 4000 and I shouldn't waste all my babble on one thread.
I love youtube. It's sort of like google - you think of something, do a search and there it is!!! How about Jimmy Durante singing "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother?" Do you know that I actually heard that on the radio the other day? I thought it was someone imitating Durante. Turns out he really did make that recording. Sounds like a joke, though, because I kept expecting him to make that funny hot-cha-cha noise he used to make. I couldn't stand Jimmy Durante.