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Friday, July 3, 2009
Friday Shoot Out- Celebrate Life!
Sometimes we celebrate in the kookiest ways...and sometimes we celebrate life in the most loving ways...
Well, I have been (re)celebrating life for the past three weeks! In Texas...
I lost my daughter almost exactly nine years ago, and have been trying to re-define my life the past few years with work changes, and other life altering 'who moved my cheese' experiences.
With new friends here in New Jersey, and new 'old' friends in Texas...I have done some positive re-enforcement in the celebrating life area!
My childhood friend, Cheryl (above), and her twin sister Carol (and hubby Buster) took me out for my 48 birthday...we are showing you that not only our attitudes are big, but what is behind us is not too shabby!
They embarrass you and make you do this chicken dance thing with a hat on, and a beak that is really a water cooler cup... In front of the whole restaurant!
Sorry for the phone camera shots...they teased me for not having that camera at my side like it was during my cooking sessions!
Got Icing! Michelle made me homemade sweet butter cream chocolate cupcakes...
I also met up with another friend before I left...
Joyce...she and I went to visit the old 'Celebrating' haunts down off Lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas, and laughed at some things we used to do...like dancing the night away at 'Service Bar'...
Allie @ Fresh Confessions of a Screwed Up Texan and I met up...turns out she grew up not far from me, and her mom and I went to the same high school!
Then another old friend, Danny, and his wife Cathy took me back to Babe's for some more good ole country cooking...and...
I got Cheryl back...BIG TIME!
Can you say...bawk bawk bawk, or is it chirp chirp chirp? LMAO! She was so surprised! Her birthday is in July, and I will not be there to help her celebrate, so an early one was due!
I am glad to be back home, but I sure like the friends I still have, and the ones I have made through Friday Shoot Out, and in the blog world!
Life is good not matter what it throws at ya! Hope ya'll celebrate in the best way!
If you want to join us in our fun Friday Shoot Out, all you have to do is look for the theme that will be added later, and at the end of this post, so come back and see what was picked for next week! Go check out some of the other posts below...
Reggie @ Midlife and Menopause
Patty @ Crisfield News
Rachel @ Rachel's Ramblings
Lulu @ Serendipity LuLu
Science Girl @ Science Girl Traveler
Gigi @ Gigigriffis
J9 @ J9 and Stuff!
Gordon @ Friday Shoot Out
Doreen @ Shoot Out Michigan
GirliChef @ Off Topic
Jama @ Mummy Jam
Chris @ An Instant Out of Time
and many many more... What fun way to take a look around our world!!!
Next weeks assignment...'TEXTURES', and that leaves me a lot of room for creativity...