Wednesday, October 03, 2007

A Step Back in Time (Sort of)

I am in Tyler visiting my family and enjoying it very much. We all had lunch together yesterday at sister Mary & John's house. John grilled hamburgers and it was good, --the food and the fellowship. Yesterday afternoon, Mary & I went to Edom to shop and visited the Blue Moon Gardens. It is such a cool place (if you like plants). Remember I talked about visiting there once before.

Monday night three old friends & I got together and ate and visited for a while. I went to school with two of these girls, Ginger & Regina, from 1st grade all the way thru high school, and with the third, Irma all thru high school. I saw Ginger 12 years ago, but it has been probably 20 years since I've seen Regina & Irma.

Oh my gosh, we had a great time! We laughed and laughed and reminisced and laughed some more. How we've all changed, (not so much in looks of course, HAHA), but in life philosophies. I was surprised at some of what I heard. It was fun though and felt almost like a 'returning to my roots' for a little while. I felt carefree and like I could just be my old self for a little while. Ahh, the carefree days of our youth. ---I wouldn't want to go back and do that again! LOL. Unless I could know all that I know now and all I've learned since..... but then it wouldn't be carefree...... I sure wish I could go back and correct some of my stupid mistakes though, mostly the ones that so affected my children..... But alas, that is not to be.

Anyway.... last night Mary, John & I had some watermelon, went for a long walk, then watched a movie called Big Fish. A very cute movie that I would recommend if you're looking for a light hearted funny movie to watch.

We are leaving for Dallas in a couple of hours to go to the airport and I will be heading back to Amarillo. It's always good to get away for a while and always good to get back home.


eileen~ said...

My sister lives in Dallas and I haven't been able to see her for several years now, since our mom died.

Glad you had a good time being carefree. Isn't it the truth that we wouldn't want to do it all over again without the knowledge we have now.... :)

Carol said...

I hope you get to visit with your sister sometime soon. Several years is too long.

Growing up in this age would really be scarey, I think! Kids with parents who really look out for them are so blessed, and don't even know it (yet). LOL.