April 20, 2006

Course of Time

This week marks one year that I've been in Northern Illinois.

One year since I've left Florida. 365 days. Wow.

This morning I was feelin' a bit "mushy" and had on some "lighter" music. The kind of stuff my friends always listened to on the boat. Took me right back........

Sittin' on the lanai, sippin' on Capt'n and Diet, munchin' on this incredible salad she makes, he standin' out by the BBQ from where the most incredible fragrance of grilled fish eminated. Music blaring, no conversation. Just each of us lost in the memory of yet another beautiful sunset over the Gulf.

Yes, I do miss Florida. I miss Cuz, and Carmen, Lee Ann, my friend Joyce, my other cousin and her family. I miss a lot of folks. I miss the water. The sand. The essence of standing on the pier, with a light breeze to cool suntanned cheeks. Yeah, I miss that.

BUT - given all that is my present.....I'm glad I'm here. Oh, I wish the job market was better. But all in all it's good. It's all golden.

Just hard to believe it's been a year already. Wow - time sure does fly.

Posted by Tammi at April 20, 2006 11:50 AM

I can defenatly say that I am happy you are here. I think my family has been blessed to get to have you in our lives. I hope you stay around for a while. We love you...Happy Anniversary.

Posted by: Emily at April 20, 2006 12:51 PM

yeah, it doesn't seem that long!

Posted by: sarahk at April 21, 2006 06:56 AM