Why can’t everything just STAY the same?

This week there has been a major change in my life. My BFF Tara got a new job downtown Chicago at Northwesten Hospital. This means between the commute and the job she does not have time to spend hours with me on the phone discussing whether or not Starr Jones was prettier when she was fat or the latest chapter in my redneck family escapades. Don’t get me wrong I could not be prouder of her. She just completed her classes to become a cardiac ultrasound technician and she deserves this success as much or more so than anyone I know. But I miss her!! I miss that I could see someone in a hideous outfit and call her on my cell phone and make her laugh. I miss that she is the only one that understands that I am contemplating murder when they give me a regular coke instead of a diet at the drive thru. I miss that she has saved many a drive thru person’s life by reminding me that there is no air in prison. ( I really don’t understand why that isn’t more of a deterent?) I could call her with any problem no matter how big (my dad just had a heart attack) or small (why is finding the right purse so impossible?) and she would always understand. You see we have been friends for ten years!!! Do you know how much crap happens in a person’s life in ten years? And she has been there for all of it. Trust me she knows WAY too much!!!!!

I know I have to just put on my big girl panties and deal with it but I think I will just take a day and eat chocolate and mourn the freedom of conversation that we have lost and be a little sad. And then, I will find a new way to keep in touch with my best friend because no matter how many hearts she scans she will never find one like min that is so full of unconditional love for her. I guess that is what I get for having a smart successful friend.


Hello! I'm a midlife maniac managing my mother, his mother, our kids, and one diva dog! During the day I am a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, Certified Dementia Practioner, and a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional. In my spare time, I love to make funny TikTok videos (Kim Reynolds Media) and write and perform.