Well, the three of us had a wonderful week. None of the places that we went to disappointed. I love that Louisville is adding Glacier Run to the Zoo. The seal and sea lion habitat are already up and "swimming" and the polar bear house will be ready in the spring. Though I really enjoy small zoos- seeing them expand and bring in new animals to care for is the reason that I like to buy my membership card each year. So many of the zookeepers do such a terrific and hard job. I don't think they are given the thanks that they deserve.
The Coca-Cola museum was facinating! We were blown away at how extensive this private collection is. It spans over a hundred years. Best of all, my friend was completely surprised and thrilled. That made it all the more special.
I had to put my friend on her plane back home yesterday. I was so very sad to see her go. Here's a "secret". Though I am pretty outgoing- I am also very reserved when it comes to making friends. Don't get me wrong- I have a lot of....aquaintances- but true friends, I tend to hold myself back. That's a leftover from being a military brat. What that means is that when I DO consider people friends- I tend to hold them most dear. I am very fortunate that I have the friends in my life that I do. Some of them I have never even set eyes on outside the computer- but I have known them for years and they are as important to me as the few with whom I have spent many, many hours. What I love about my true friends is that geography does not make a difference. We can be apart days, months, even years and when we get together- it's as if no time has passed. You can't quantify how special that is, and it is something for which eternally grateful.
To deal with the sadness (and so as to not take out my crankiness on my honey) I headed back to work yesterday. Today I will be spending a lot of hours catching up. So effectively I am back to the grind. I am heading into our Fall Rush period and between now and Labor Day I will be working till I drop and going back for more. The good thing is- already there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The bad thing is- I need to figure out how to fit my training for the Louisville Arthrtis Walk in there somehow. At the end- I am giving myself a reward if possible. If the classes are available, I am joining the Y and going to take their Arthritis Aquatic classes and possibly Yoga as well. That's the best reward I can think of for making it through this craziness.
Have a wonderful week!