Thursday, August 28, 2008

Endless Love...

The last couple of days have been so busy for me! On the 26th, I went to visit my sister for her 35th birthday. She lives in Kentwood, La. Thats only about 30 minutes from me. Isn't is strange that people can live so close and barely get to see each other? So many things take our time! We both have 3 children and we both have full-time jobs. We went to lunch together at a place called "Skinney's". They have the best BBQ!! I gave her a beautiful mirror frame and a yankee candle that is called 'clean cotton.' Also a keychain that she can put pictures in. She loves to take pictures!! Her walls in her home are full of pictures of her family. Being at Skinney's brought back so many memories. When I was 15 years old, I lived behind the resturant in a mobile home with my mom and brother and sister. My mom worked at the resturant. We got on and off the schoolbus in front of the resturant. Every afternoon we would go in Skinney's and eat and do our homework in the back room. They had an old jukebox in there and I would play Endless Love and sing to my 'pretend 'audience. I was extremely shy back then. I guess that was my way of 'pretending' that I wasn't shy! When we were there the other day I couldn't help the memories from popping in my head. So...Melinda, if you are reading this, that dazed look that I might of had was me thinking back to when we were younger and living there. I guess I should have mentioned it while we were there. I just didn't want to bring up any sad memories on your birthday. I left that year and got married a few months later. One month before my 16th birthday. Seems like yesterday, sometimes.

Well...yesteday morning, I had my other test done at the hospital. That was my first time to ever have a CT scan. I had to drink a bottle of contrast the night before and one bottle that morning. I think that was the hardest part because it tasted bad and I have trouble swallowing stuff that doesn't taste good. The dye that they used in my iv made me feel hot all over and I got a strange metal taste in my mouth. I'm glad that is over. I hope to hear from my doctor soon. I hope the tests are finished!


5 comments:

junkcollector said...

It is strange how that happens. I have two sisters...one lives within 5 miles of me and the other one lives out of state. I hardly see either one. I talk more to the one that lives out of state. It is also something how things come up and make us think of the past. I can picture a young girl singing maybe into a hair brush and having fun...being in "their own" little world. I guess that is what some poeple call the good ole days...however, I think we are living the good ole days right now....today. Reminds me of a saying....Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised. I know that you are glad that your test are over. I hope you have good news when your doctor calls you.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Yankee's Clean Cotton is one of my favorites!!!

I miss those days of rollerskating with my sister, staying up all night giggling, etc. Not that she's gone. I mean, would could still do those things but we both have vertigo now so the skating would be interesting and these days we giggle all the way to the potty ;) Blessings... Polly

Shabby Addict said...

Sounds like it was great to see your sister. Funny how memories can just pop into our heads.. how does our brain hold so many?? I hope your tests go okay. I'm sure they will ; )

Lady Laurie said...

My sister lives in Delaware (where I'm from) and I miss her terribly. We only see each other every couple of years.
I hope your test results come out ok.
Hugs))

MELINDA said...

IM GLAD YOU CAME DOWN FOR MY BIRTHDAY. I REALLY ENJOYED IT.I TOO REMEMBER THE DAYS AT SKINNEYS. I GUESS I DONT THINK ABOUT THEM AS MUCH BECAUSE WE GO THERE OFTEN, BUT FROM TIME TO TIME I STILL DO THINK ABOUT IT.THANK YOU FOR MY GIFTS. I LOVED THEM. I TOO SANG TO THE JUKEBOX THERE. HAHA THATS FUNNY. I THOUGT I WAS A BIG STAR!!!
YES YOU LEFT ME AND GOT MARRIED SOON AFTER YOUR 16TH BIRTHDAT.I WAS SAD, BUT YOU NEVER REALLY LEFT ME. YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME. I LOVE YOU. MELINDA