Friday, September 14, 2007

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Like my friend Karie, I really dont have anything cool to tell you. I've been wanting to blog for a few days but honestly couldnt think of anything to tell you. Well, nothing that you would think was exciting anyway. Well, maybe I will tell you that Addy learned how funny it is to tickle people but instead of it feeling tickly, it feels like maybe it's a test run for a new interrogation tactic for the CIA. And the whole time she's "tickling" shes saying "teeka teeka" and laughing hysterically, bringing to mind the image of being in a torture chamber while the demented torturer laughs maniacally. In both instances you're begging for it to stop. I'll tell you too that Liams favorite phrase right now is "I swear!" and "oh for the love of pete!"

Oh I know what I can blog. For a while now I have wanted to blog about how grateful I am for wonderful friends. At almost every stage of my life I can name a friend who was sent to me to help me through whatever stage it was I was in. Not that it was a bad stage of life, but you know, like a big life change or something. I feel like I am the mother and wife etc I am because my girlfriends have been such good examples to me. I love you all so much and want you to know what a blessing I consider each of you, truly! Though I will admit that I tend to put my friends on pedestals and make them (in my mind) more perfect than they are. However I know they must yell at their kids sometimes and make mistakes but even with the flaws they see in themselves I think they are pretty great people. I know we're all the same and we all wake up every day and try to be better than we were the day before, and thats the most important thing.

With that being said, I wonder why it is that all my best friends live nowhere close to me? I have other friends who have wondered this same thing and the only thing I can come up with is that maybe if your best girlfriends all lived close, 1. your laundry and dishes would never be done and dinner every night would be stouffers lasagna or mcdonalds because you would always be hanging out with your friend talking and laughing. 2. maybe if your friends lived nearer to you they wouldnt like you (ha) 3. dang I had another reason but it left me as I was typing the others. shoot! If you have a theory post it in the comments. I'd like to hear your take on that.

Tomorrow is the neighborhood garage sale so I better get to bed early so that nothing can hinder the Garage Sale Mindset. Steph knows!

8 comments:

Steph said...

Making a list of the local garage sales as we speak!! My take on the friend thing: total cliché but I think it's true - distance makes the heart grow stronger. I think we appreciate and cherish our friendships more when they're long distance. I miss you.

Karie said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto (that's what Ken and I say to each other when we totally agree on something). While reading your blog I felt like I was reading a page out of my life. I too have been so blessed to be surrounded by wonderful, strong, women, who have nurtured, strengthened, taught, comforted, and loved me to become the person I am. You of course are one of those women. I also completely agree with the big "why" question of not being able to live close to most of our closest friends. Maybe if we did we wouldn't branch out and meet other wonderful women. Anyway, Ashley, you are a rock, far beyond your years and the influence you have for change is magnificant! Love ya!

Karie said...

Oh, by the way, it's nice to see that your blog is updated, instead of waiting like 3 weeks!!!! ha, ha.

Hannah said...

I think being far away from friends makes me work harder toward making it to the Celestial Kingdom. I look forward to the day I can be with all my best girl friends again! Living around BYU has allowed me to develop relationships with women who now live all over the world. I have friends in Japan, New York, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Colorado, California, Washington,Arizona, Ohio, South Korea, Wisconsin, Canada, etc. It's a blessing to be a part of a worldwide sisterhood through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Hannah said...

So ... I realized this morning while eating breakfast that you live in Oklahoma! I'm such a dweeb! Add Oklahoma to my list, I still think of you as living in Texas most of the time because you were so close to the border still!

ashley82 said...

haha no worried hannah! I didnt even notice- maybe because I still consider myself texan!

Hannah said...

I don't really know any good videos, but I may be able to ask some of my fellow yogis. I don't do exercise vidoes. I've only done classes. Maybe I"ll make you a video myself! HA! HA! HA! That would be funny!

Steph said...

Okay. Where are you?!