Thursday, February 09, 2006

It's finally winter.

Flakes of snow blowing around, icy sidewalks, sharp winds blowing down your jacket.

And I chose today to go for a walk with Sarah?

It was wonderful.

I bundled up, wearing my big ski jacket and I twirled the big, soft scarf my friend crocheted for me around my neck and face about three times. I even put away the fleece gloves in favour of the Christmas fleece mitts. If I'd just worn my heavy duty winter hiking boots, I would have been fine.

But no, I decided to wear my regular nice brown shoes because they went with my brown cords. I know: ridiculous! And I paid for it with cold toes.

But we warmed up at Sarah's after a two-hour urban hike and she made a yummy, healthy dinner for us.

And I'm sure it seemed like I hadn't spoken to anyone in days because such a stream of verbal diarrhea poured from my mouth that I feared I wouldn't ever stop.

I love to talk and I actually don't get much chance. I mean, what with sitting in front of a computer all day, my extremely talkative boyfriend and sitting in front of the computer many nights, I don't really have much opportunity.

That's why it was really great to talk to my friend Raye earlier this week, even though she's having a bit of a rough time and did most of the talking. It felt good to just be there for her.

I must admit, I'm rather bad about staying in touch with my friends sometimes. I don't like that. I love my friends and want to be more communicative and active with them. With many people, however, I'm usually the one who makes all the effort and it starts to wear on me after a while. But it's worth it - friends make life worth it.

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