My first for-real outing post-injury was lunch last Friday with my BFF Paula. We don’t get together too often — she works; I don’t — and she’s moved a few towns north of me so I don’t see her at church anymore either. It’s mostly email and an occasional coffee get-together.
Last Friday Devoted Spouse took me (I can’t drive yet) to our local Max & Erma’s and Paula and I had several nice chatty hours together before I ran out of steam.
For the last several weeks this kind lady has been sending me get-well cards, each one with some little treasure taped inside; teabags, vitamin drinks; just a little something to perk up my spirits.
It surprised me when she sat down and she had yet another card in her hand with my name on it. Wow, I got all excited to see what this one had in it. Be careful what you wish for…
I opened this lovely card which had the word Friendship on the outside and a lovely picture of purple flowers…and when I opened it up to read what was inside much to my horror it started to play the theme song from the Disney ride, It’s A Small World. I truly wish Paula could have captured the look on my face because it must have been priceless. I couldn’t read the card I was laughing so hard – we both were almost hysterical over it. Apparently, Paula had read my blog post about this stupid song, and she had come across this card some time ago and wondered what she would ever do with it. Then I presented her the opportunity and, of course, she couldn’t pass it up!
Mark my words, Paula. I love you dearly…but I will get you for this.