Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mom's Day Out

Yesterday I got out, all by myself, NO MEN!! I went out with one of my best friends, and we went to see a movie, and then ate Japanese food (Rob will not eat it). We had already decided a couple of weeks ago to go see the move "My sister's Keeper", it is about a girl who has cancer, and her sister. We knew we would both cry, so we opted to see it together. Boy, did we cry, it was really funny, we are both so much alike, we didn't cry out loud, but we started first with just wiping with our eyes with our hands and fingers, and then gave up and started dabbing with our Kleenex's, she even had to blow her nose. We cried all the way through it, and then when it was over, we made a pack to laugh for the rest of the afternoon. We did too, about everything, our kids, our husbands, our work, just life in general, and when we were done, we both went off into the sunset. It was a great day with a great friend. It is hard in the military (retired now), you make so many good friends and then they leave, and you are left heartbroken, not wanting to do it again. Debbie and her husband retired out here too, so it is great, I won't have to say goodbye to her anytime soon. We have similar backgrounds, grew up in the kind of house. She is a tough cookie, when she was in the military before she got out, she was an Air Traffic Controller, had to put up with a world that was mostly men, so it made her tough, but she would do anything for anyone, and she has, supported me through many things. Both of us were teachers, and had the same philosophy about the kids in our classrooms (Love them till it hurts). So yesterday, two woman who are tough as nails, blubbered all over the place, and it was okay, because you should be able to do that with your best friend. Thanks Debbie.

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