Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Best Friend's Birthday

Today is my very Best Friend Sally's Birthday. She is one year younger than me today and as she reminded me only yesterday she was two years younger then.

How long has this been going on you might ask? Well we met on the school bus in Muncie, Indiana when I was 8 or 7 and and she was 6 or 7. Needless to say we have followed each other around since then.

In our teens Sally moved to Orlando, Florida with her family and I followed a few years later. I moved to Jacksonville, Florida and she followed a few years later. Then she went every where from the Philippines to New York, then later Texas, Colorado, and at the moment Kansas. Me, well I'm still in Jacksonville, Florida. But occasionally I get to meet up with her some place. Most recently in Orlando, and before that on a Cruise. Fun stuff.

Sally sales cruises so if you are in the market for one look her up at http://www.cruisingbysally.com/.

Sally loves animals of all sizes, but is the proud owner of 7, yes I said 7 dogs. I blame her husband Tom for this as he wants to keep her happy, and if they lose one of their tribe he sometimes buys two rather than one to take their place. Right this minute they have Bernie, Taz, Jezebel, Scarlet, Kimshee, Hobo and Moose. Bernie and Kimshee are Shitzu's, Taz, Jezebel, and Scarlet are Yorkies, Moose is a Labradoodle and Hobo is some sort of terrier, he was one of Sally's rescues, can't blame Tom for him. They are all loved and cherished and treated better than some people I know.

Sally and I have shared so many adventures and escapades and just plain fun over the years until she's more like a sister then the girl I met on the bus. I've told her many times that the day I met her was one of those moments in time where I felt like "I've found her" rather than just "met her."

I've slipped her name in both of the books I've written and I'm sure I will find a spot for her in the future books that I'm walking around with in my head, that have failed to find their way to paper.

So I'm writing today to wish Sally a very Happy Birthday.

Many Blessings,


Robynn's Ravings said...

Happy Birthday, Sally! What a wonderful gift you have right here in this friend of yours, Audrey, but I'm sure I'm not tellin' you anything you don't know. What a beautiful line, "I felt like I found her, not like I 'met' her." (Bad paraphrase I'm sure!) but the sentiment will stay with me. THAT is a kindred spirit and I believe they are rare.

Audrey, I just want to thank you so much for dropping by my blog and signing up to follow. Days are full and time is finite so I truly feel blessed (and AM!) when someone says, "I'd like to hang you with you!" I'm so glad we'll get to know each other. And how exciting to be a published author of books! I am humbled in your presence, woman!

Enjoy your birthday time, ladies. Hope you're doing something FUN together!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oh! P.S. Audrey...

May I ask how you found me? Always interested to know if you don't mind sharing.