Today, or more precisely, about two days ago I was supposed to talk about six people who made a difference in my life. My thoughts on this swayed from one end of the spectrum to the next like a cockeyed pendulum trying to seduce me into saying all the things I shouldn’t, to the lovely Glinda from the Wizard of Oz trying to sort it all out for me by asking outright “Well, are you a good witch or a bad witch?”.
I think we all go through this? Right? No? Just me…okay then…back to the story.
When I was taking the computer language BASIC, I used it to create a speed rack quiz to test bartender knowledge – which no one ever used by the way – however, if you’re not in the know about bartending, you can read all about a bar set up on this nifty blog I just came across The Bartender’s Guide to the Universe – anyway my slimy college professor liked to quote the term GIGO all the time. I don’t think I’ve heard anyone use that term recently, but maybe my fellow computer heads out there will remember it. Garbage In, Garbage Out. That’ s what I try to remind myself of every day. If I think crappy thoughts, then…well, you can figure out the rest.
Today, Glinda says….
1. My parents. For all the good things they have given me and all the bad.
2. AJ, Golddustwoman, Kitty Kat, Tifney, SunnyPath, DreamSpirit, D and all the others I can’t remember right now because I didn’t sleep again and I have not consumed enough caffeine as of yet – thank you for your patience, your kindness, your knowledge, your friendship and understanding. What a journey we began together many years ago. I’ve never met a more powerful group of people in my life.
3. My children. Can’t imagine my life without them. And the minute Lilly was born, my life changed in an instant. She is my redemption, number two is my testy karma and number three is my salvation. However, salvation is only seven…
4. All the wonderful people I’ve met through number three’s pre-school. Some of the strongest bonds I’ve made had to do with Children’s Enrichment Center even though no one has attended it in years now, our children are all still friends with each other, the parents are friends with each other and we’re all still friends with the teachers?
5. The Sensei. I met him when I was just seventeen…you know what I mean
…ha ha ha … couldn’t resist. He’s been my best friend for as long as I can remember and I just love him bunches…hahaha!
6. My sister and her tribe. It’s just the two of us – growing up eight years apart – being raised in two completely different households, all by the same people, but differently due to circumstances beyond our control. I don’t think two people could be more different than we are as a result. I love her and my nieces & nephews more than they know.