Am I able to do that?
I'm a little worried that the Earth might shift on its axis and the mountains might turn to ash. Perhaps there will be a bit of blood in the rivers and the fish will all die?
:::::whispers::::: I'm going to try it anyways. This is totally worth it heh heh heh.
On a serious note, people, I tried really hard to wait this out. I wanted to post this on Thursday but I got the blogging bug (or the muse, rather... that sounds prettier) and I can never ignore my muse.
I hope you like pictures. You've been warned.
I have many things to be thankful for. Today I want to focus on my one and only best friend. Her name is Ondrea, but I call her Drea for short.
This is us:
Ok, ok, that's not REALLY us. That's CC Bloom and Hilary from the movie Beaches. But whatever, that movie was made specifically for us. How do I know? Easy. Those characters are the *exact* embodiment of our personalities. Drea is CC Bloom and I am Hilary (why do I always have to be the one that dies at the end?). Yeah, it is totally lame for me to compare our relationship to a cheesy 80's movie, but I'm not embarassed. I will belt out Otto Titsling in the middle of a shopping mall if I feel the need. So will Drea... no seriously, we will. Don't doubt our awsomeness, we are pretty fearless.
Here we are for real this time:
We were pretty hot stuff back in those days (oh yeah, all of these pictures are a good 10 years old). Check us out!
And here's my favorite picture ever of Drea because I think it pretty much sums up her personality:
I think every girl should have a BFF. Someone she can call when she's down, hang with when she needs some girl time and just someone to be yourself around. Drea has been my BFF for close to 13 years now. She was the maid of honor at my wedding (she also happens to be my husband's cousin, that's how I met him!) and we've been inseparable ever since the first day we met on the school bus in 8th grade.
Remember how I said she was just like CC Bloom? She basically sat down next to me on the bus and said "Hey, I'm Ondrea. I'm going to come over your house and we're going to be best friends."
And I, being the shy outcast that I was just sort of said "Ok, that sounds cool."
The rest is pretty much history. :)
Drea is honestly my soul mate. I firmly believe that soul mates come in all shapes and sizes and I don't believe that a soul mate is someone you have to be in a romantic relationship with.
I just know that Drea literally completes me. If we go more than 48 hours without talking, something just seems wrong.
Our friendship has lasted through the major distance that was put between us when she moved from Florida to Vegas and then when I moved from Florida to North Carolina and she moved from Vegas to California and then from California back to Vegas and then from Vegas to Colorado. Are you getting all this? Distance doesn't get in the way of our friendship. Nothing ever does. It's so nice to have an unconditional friend. Those don't come around very often, if they ever do at all.
So, I am dedicating this Thankful Thendnesursday (that's right, I combined Wednesday and Thursday into one awesome word) to my best friend, Drea. I could never in a million years wish for a better friend.
PS - I'm so excited that I finally get to follow a blog from her. She has such an amazing talent with words. If you want to check out her blog (you'd be just in time for her Wicked Wednesdays which are so great!) click Here . Even our blogs are inextricably linked for some reason, as you'll see if you visit her and take a look at the "If She Didn't Laugh, I Would Cry" post.
And, Drea, since I know you're reading this... I toatz love you (that's WAY more than totally). Thanks for giving me something to be thankful for :).
PPS - It's my birthday. I'm pretty sure someone needs to find me a cupcake and stat.