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Day 121: May Day! May Day!

How is it May first already? This morning Facebook said it was my dear friend Callie's birthday and I was all, "Ha! Facebook, you crazy. It's probably only April 29th or something." Unfortunately, as it turns out, Facebook was right and I was wrong. Darn you, Mark Zuckerberg.

Apparently the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen is the year in which Ashley's prepared thoughtfulness comes to a screeching halt, so if you have a birthday coming up this year and are expecting a card from me, set yourself up for disappointment. I can't get organized this year, at least when it comes to acknowledgements where sending a card is the social norm.

So like I said, it's my dear friend Callie's birthday. I've written about her before when we got a quick, unexpected visit a couple of months ago. She lives a million miles away (or two states, but still) so we don't see each other often, but when we are together it's like we were never apart. She is one of my most loving and forgiving friends, always willing to move past my jerkines when we disagree or have a misunderstanding. She is a loyal friend and someone who will always be important to me, no matter how old we get.

Cal - you're the Theel's to my "whip" and the gin to my tonic. Happy Birthday!

Other gratitude notes:
I knew I forgot something on yesterday's post. Pandora killed it again yesterday when I was in a sour mood. I had an amazing sequence, which I remember due to screen shots on my phone. If you didn't already know I was a huge nerd who screenshotted Pandora, then it might be too late for us. Tabitha's Secret "Unkind" followed by Rob Thomas "Streetcorner Symphony" followed by Sister Hazel "Champagne High" followed by Matchbox 20 "Push" followed by Live "I Alone" followed by The Calling "Wherever You Will Go." Boom. Killin' it. I could write an entire post about "Wherever You Will Go." Someday, someday.

Beautiful weather for the third day in a row. We got to spend some time in the country at some friends' place and I just delighted in the whole evening. Wonderful! Perhaps the best part was that they had a cat, and the kids didn't freak out. They are terrified of cats. They all petted the cat while J held her, and showed lots of interest and let the cat get near to them without freaking out, which is a HUGE win for us.

I made some progress in operation: get the house cleaned up for sale. We got the rest of the stuff out to the curb and I did random stuff like steaming curtains and wiping above door frames. Lame, but it feels good to be chipping away at the list.

All the happy feels tonight, cancelling out all the sour feels from yesterday. Let's do this, May!

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  1. I wish FB would alert me to people's kids birthdays...I feel like I miss niece and nephew card deadlines every day lately!

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