January 5, 2009

Silver AND Gold

I can't believe that it's been so long since I've posted.....I know, I'm bummed too. I even checked my own blog to see if it had posted something on it's own....no avail. So, here I am.

I have so much that I want to post, fun things, pictures, stories, etc, but it seems that I have issues with getting it into a post. What is wrong with me? I'm not really sure. It's a cross between knowing that I have SO many things to do in the next 3 weeks....with all the time in the world to do them.....and I just don't know where to start. I'm a little overwhelmed at how much I have to do, and am putting off writing my very long TO DO list........and (this is the and to the other part of the cross between) that feeling of an email that you know you want to reply to, and it's going to be a long one, but you want to wait for just the right time to write it. Then it gets to be like a week later, and you just start to feel bad because you haven't replied yet and so much has happened. Yeah, if any of that makes sense....that is where I am.

And, I've been sick. I don't like being sick. I don't go to the doctor. I don't know the difference between a decongestant and an antihistamine, or which does what. I loathe not feeling good enough to do any of the things that I am procrastinating. It started with a severe headache/headcold on Tuesday of last week, which had me on the couch for ALL of Wednesday and Thursday, and I felt OK enough to make it into the office on Friday. It moved to my nose and throat, and now I've all but lost my voice. I am sitting here staring at the almost empty box of tissues and feeling really bad for my poor nose.

Anyways, enough of that whining. I'm going to finish up a post that I started last week, and get it done with.

So, I remember, on New Year's Eve in Santa Barbara, amongst a whole bunch of awesome people, looking around at one point in the night, and I realized that I was spending the evening with all new friends. All people that I'd met within the last few months, weeks, or even just that night. This in itself might make you think that I'm about to say how sad it made me.....not being able to spend a fun night with my close girlfriends, but it did the opposite. It made me smile. Everyone that I've met in SB has been absolutely wonderful, welcoming, awesome, encouraging, and I'm happy to have met them and have them now as part of my life, my journey, my story.

I have always loved meeting new people, making new friends...but that doesn't mean that I don't have time, or room in my heart, for my current, or older, ones. This moment reminded me of an old Girl Scout song that we used to sing. I looked for it online, and happened to find a cute little animation that gives you the general tune that it goes to.

Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.

I never knew the rest of the song. It's a little elementary, but I really like it, so I'm posting the lyrics. It just makes me smile, and reminds me of my life right now. I think of this song often.....and I just wanted to share it with ALL of my friends that I love dearly.....NEW and OLD.

Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.

A circle is round,
it has no end.
That's how long,
I will be your friend.

A fire burns bright,
it warms the heart.
We've been friends,
from the very start.

You have one hand,
I have the other.
Put them together,
We have each other.

Silver is precious,
Gold is too.
I am precious,
and so are you.

You help me,
and I'll help you
and together
we will see it through.

The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean

Across the land
Across the sea
Friends forever
We will always be.

1 comment:

tricia said...

omg! that really took me back! i LOVE that! the tune came right back to me! we will miss you so much!