Friday, February 11, 2011

Nothing to say?!?

Wow- I haven't blogged much at all this year. To be honest, I just haven't really been feeling it. It's not that I don't have anything to say- I think we all know that's not true! It's just that I haven't really come up with anything good to say in my blog. Also, there hasn't been a whole lot going on around here.

Yes, I took a quick trip Disney, but that's been about it. We've had snow, snow, and more snow. As a matter of fact, this is the first week since Christmas that we have had a week of school not interrupted by weather delays or snow days. Matthew had his first piano recital and did really well! He's only been playing about 4 months, and I was so proud of him! Other than that, it's been the same ol' stuff.

I'm hoping that as soon as the snow melts (we've had snow in our front yard since Christmas) and the temperatures climb out of the bitter Arctic zone, I can get back to my running. I always seem to think of good blog posts when I am out huffing and puffing and trying not die!

So no worries- I'll be back with my long, chatty posts soon!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Not a new post- but one of my favorites

OK- this is not the first (or even second) time I have posted this post. But I have to say, I think it's one of the best posts I have written, and there are times that it just fits what is going on in life. This is one of those times. So, enjoy!

Real, Virtual or Imaginary

Lately, I have been thinking about friends quite a bit. And as I was thinking, it dawned on me that friends can be divided into three categories- Real, Virtual, and Imaginary. Of course, you're probably wondering what the heck I am talking about. Let me explain--

Real friends- These are people that are a friend through and through. They stick by you when the times are bad, they don't expect you to act perfect, they make sure you're OK when you aren't yourself. Real friends are a true find- when you find one (or many) you need to keep them.

Virtual friends- This is my term for the people that you meet online, that you haven't met in person. Many of us have lots of virtual friends- we know them online, and we may know a lot about them- but chances are, we wouldn't recognize them if they were behind us in a supermarket line.

Imaginary friends- These are people that can be either Real or Virtual friends, but what makes them imaginary is that they disappear. They may disappear from your life after a few days, or a few years. But, when things get tough or change, they don't stick around. You always won't know a friend is Imaginary- sometimes you think they're Real until they're gone.

Over the last couple of weeks, I have learned a lot about friends. I learned that, sometimes, when you meet Virtual friends, they instantly can become Real friends. And, I learned the hard way, that people you think are Real friends, are actually only Imaginary.

I was recently with a group of people who started out as Virtual friends- but what was amazing to me was how quickly we all became Real friends. And I miss each and everyone of them everyday. (And yes, I do think Virtual friends can be Real friends without ever meeting in person...)

Real friends are hard to find- and when you do find a Real friend, make sure that you are a Real friend to them, and that you keep them in your life in whatever way works for you.