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Errands . . . (and Best Friends) 
1st-Apr-2006 08:14 pm
Have I ever mentioned how much I hate 'errands'? And have I ever mentioned how much I love Marcia?

I've run a half-dozen errands in the past 24 hours, and so I rewarded myself with a long nap. I feel a certain amount of self-satisfaction that I managed to get myself up and leave the house this morning at 8:00 a.m. to attend Rita's rose planting. Rita lives on the other side of the world from us, both from a geographic sense and an economic one. (And, no, I wouldn't trade places!) We got a little lost, but we managed to get there on time. And then we ran out of gas on her hill and couldn't start the car afterward and Marcia had to come to the rescue. (I should have known she'd be there, because she has always respected and liked Rita.)

How do I love Marcia? Let me count the ways. She's the best possible friend in the world, will go out of her way every single time to help. She's so much fun, she makes the most tedious errand an adventure. She never runs out of positive energy. She's snarky in the sweetest possible way and only on rare occasions. She's Good People in the most real sense of the term. I just love her, which is probably why I consider her my Best Friend. (May God continue to protect her on her wild ride through life!)

There are several people who still mix our names up from all that time when we were inseparable. I consider it a tribute, actually, when someone accidentally calls me "Marcia."

Random stuff:

Got caught in a spring storm this afternoon after getting my hair done, and I was grateful it held off and didn't hit during the rose planting. (Hopefully the rest of them were over by the time it did.)

At least taking making less money last year resulted in good news on the tax front -- and it's been quite a while since I had my taxes taken care of in March instead of April!

Charlie and I tried to watch 'Anatomy of a Murder' from the On Demand menu, but I just couldn't stay awake.

And 'Ask the Dust' is now in downtown Vancouver, which is actually a lot more convenient than downtown Portland, even though it's a different state. Maybe we'll go tomorrow . . .

And now I find myself hours away from one of my favorite milestones all year: Daylight Savings Time! That's a huge woohoo! I think I'll play a little Zuma
2nd-Apr-2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
It's great to have a friend like Marcia. You could have been talking about my sister and me. She's my best friend.

The rose planting sounds wonderful. There's something special about roses. Roses were a key image in the movie I just saw, V For Vendetta.

Ya know, for some reason this time around I kept forgetting about the time change. No matter whether we're springing forward or falling back it always takes my body a couple weeks to adjust to it. Spring more so than Fall.

3rd-Apr-2006 04:28 am (UTC)
I want to see 'V for Vendetta' -- right now I'm watching 'Crash' on cable. It's pretty amazing, I have to admit.

I worry so much about Marcia. She's always on the run, always having little accidents, and she's now in her early 60s. Most people have no idea how much fun she is, since she's such a 'lady.' God, I'm lucky to know her. She was an important character in my NaNo novel last November.

I have a 7:30 meeting in the morning, and I'm sure it will be even more of a challenge than it usually is to get there on time.
4th-Apr-2006 04:08 am (UTC)
I noticed Crash is on cable. Haven't been the mood to see it yet.

Geez I hope Marcia's guardian angels are looking out for her.

Good luck at your meeting. 7:30! Yikes.

Is it too early to be thinking about my next NaNo novel?
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