thanks for all the encouraging and uplifting comments (and emails) after my last post. this week has gone a bit more smoothly. in fact, i had a wonderful luncheon yesterday with some former colleagues and dear, old friends. uh, old meaning i've known them a long time. not their age. :-)
we hadn't seen each other in a while and had lots of catching up to do. four hours later, we were still sitting at our table. the lunch crowd had completely cleared and the restaurant was empty except for us.
what do four veteran school nurses have to talk about? i can't say. i mean, of course i could tell you. but then i'd have to kill you. and since one of them threatened me if i quoted anything she said (i won't name names, but her initials are BC,RN), i shall not reveal any of our top secret gossip. i mean, discussion.
i will say this. we had a blast. next to my beloved FAGs, these are some of the very best ladies i've ever had the pleasure to know, work with, and befriend.
it was good medicine for me. truly. women need the friendship and companionship of other women. and since we've all dedicated our professional lives to nursing, the bond is just that much stronger. i love these ladies.
they've seen me through the many trials (and joys) of school nursing, they loved me and prayed me through the death of my mother, the birth of my last baby, my divorce, my breast cancer diagnosis and treatments, my hysterectomy ... and well, you get the idea.
these dear ones are very special ladies whom i respect, appreciate and love. i'm very thankful to have worked side by side with them for many years and treasure their continued friendship.
what? no junking stories?! stay tuned. i plan to hit some yard sales this weekend!! but not before donning a baseball cap and dark sunglasses! haha (if you don't understand this comment, see previous post).
love and hugs,