I finally called her at 7am to find that she was fine and hadn't called AND was thankful that I didn't worry enough to call her at that hour to check. :P I know my Mom is independent and can take care of herself, but I worry because she's all alone. This spawned a conversation between Mark & I about the possibility of purchasing his parent's house (which is right down the street from my Mom) one day. Mark's parents were always talking about moving to a senior community one day and since Mark's sister Julie is in the process of closing a mortgage on a condo in town (and will be moving out soon), they may start to look at that as an option. It would be a great situation all around if we bought their house... for one - it's close to my Mom and we can keep an eye out for her, it'd be much closer to work for the both of us, and big enough to think about raising a family... I guess we'll have to wait and see what Mark's parents decide to do.
In other news: We finally got our address labels that I'd ordered a while back. :) And I think they somewhat look like us... Don't you think? ;)
On a theatre note: I'm bummed that I'm missing Broadway Barks today. :( I've always wanted to go to it since it combines my two greatest loves: musical theatre and dogs - can't get much more perfect than that! :) Too bad I don't live closer to NYC... :( And I finally got around to watching my Today show tape of "Big River" and it just looks like such a special production. The mix of sign language and singing (deaf and hearing actors would be so wonderful to see - and I've only heard great things about it) - plus I'd love to see Rod perform again. Sometimes I hate living so far away from all the good theatre! :(
And I did this, a little late:
1. Do you remember your first best friend? Who was it?
It was my neighbor, Christina. She was two years older than me but we grew up together, Barbies, lego, ez bake oven and all (she had one, I didn't...)
2. Are you still in touch with this person?
She lives in Washington State I think and she's married - I haven't seen her in a while. I still talk to her family when I'm at my Mom's house, though.
3. Do you have a current close friend?
Susan :) And of course Mark & my Mom. :)
4. How did you become friends with this person?
Susan was intially Mark's co-worker (and still is...) I met her through him. We all were in the Jaycees together and Susan and I started to hit it off - we had the same taste in men, the same interests, the same off beat sense of humor, etc. People used to confuse us for each other - They called her Sheri and me Susan for the longest time! And now we're both not in the Jaycees anymore but we try to make it a point to go out once a month by ourselves for dinner - and other times with each other and our men. :)
5. Is there a friend from your past that you wish you were still in contact with? Why?
My roommate, Julie from college. She was my maid of honor at my wedding and she's lived all over the mainland getting her residency for Med school (I can hardly keep track of everywhere she was) Funny thing is that we kept in touch through letters, phone and email a lot while she was away - but she finally came home about a year ago - and though I see her, we've kind of found that we've grown apart. :( It's kind of sad... Also my best friend from High School, Lisa. She and I were very close all through high school, college, etc. and seemed to loose track of each other after I left for college. I just saw her recently and caught up a bit, but we've defintely grown a lot apart.