Friday, April 2, 2010

A sunshine day

Jim and Beth Today was a beauty, eh? (I'm channeling my inner Bob and Doug.) It hit 82° here and it was wonderful and sunny! I headed across town to meet my pal Jim for lunch, and we had a great time talking and getting caught up on things, and was fun. (I didn't take a picture today. This is from our lab days, obviously.)

I actually had to apologize to him, because I felt like as soon as I sat down, I started gabbing away. It had been a while since we'd talked, and it felt really good to just be a Chatty Cathy. He said, "No problem, it's what we're here for!" Oh, and this was odd...the first thing he said to me was about being so sorry about my Dad. And just as he was saying that, the song "Me and Bobby McGee" came on the music feed. I don't recall if I've mentioned this here, but that was one of Dad's favorite songs (the Janis Joplin version), and my niece made a slideshow with that music as the background. I know it's a common song, but it was just kind of neat that it started playing when Jim was offering me his condolences. I see nothing magical or eerie about it, it was just coincidence...but it was a cool coincidence!

We spent a good two and a half hours talking about things, and it was a welcome change from the past couple of days (which I told you had been kind of rough). Add to that a record-high day when it came to the temperature, and it all felt pretty good. (A couple of pints of yummy beer also felt pretty good.)

When I drove home, I rolled down the windows and played surf music, including the theme from "Hawaii Five-O." haha After driving through town, with plenty of stoplights, I hit the highway and let my car loose! No, I didn't speed excessively, but it just felt good to accelerate and drive a little aggressively. I got my ya-ya's out today, and I really did need that.


  1. That was a happy coincidence with the music. It gave you a boost up when you needed it and look how you felt afterwards! Wonderful!
    Old friends are great to hang around with as it is so natural to be yourself.
    I'm happy for you that you had a lovely sunny day talking and dining with your good friend.
    God bless.
    Jeanie xxx

  2. I thinking the sun always has a way of giving us a little bright spot in our hearts.....even in some of our roughest times........Sherry

  3. Cool day and cool post! Don't know if I told you, but I have missed your entries. Be well.

  4. I am so pleased that you had a good positive day Beth...What wonerful weather you must be having...although spring has sprung here in Wiltshire the temp is struggling to get up to 50f and poor Scotland has had terrible snow storms closing many roads this past week.
    Love Sybil x

  5. I felt kinda giddy just reading about it! Glad you had that kind of day and hope there'll be more.

  6. So glad that the sun is back and the windows are open. It has been a tough couple of months.

  7. Hi Beth,
    I'm glad you had "A Sunshine Day." But I sure hope you didn't encounter any Bradys along the way!

  8. Good for u, u had a good day. I missed reading ur posts, I am so busy with work I do not get to visit u and bucko that much. But I admire ur sincerity and ur conviction. God bless u.

  9. Congrats on the ya ya releasing! It's important, ya know.

  10. Good to see you had a bright day Beth.:)

    Sometimes it is nice to just get out and stretch the heart and soul.

  11. Sounds wonderful that you got to get out and have a nice afternoon with a friend. I'm sure you needed the de-stressing. Glad the weather cooperated!


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