Wednesday, October 18, 2006

40th birthday

Today is my 40th birthday. What a day. I'm excited beyond belief for some reason. Maybe because it is such a big birthday or maybe it is because I have shed the 30's -- which was a really good decade but full of indecision and longing for something that I didn't have.

My husband had a liver transplant last year (December 23rd, 2005) and that really tested me as compassionate person and as a caregiver. He is doing very well now and back to his new normal self. This birthday brings along some sort of closure - that we made it through such a rough time in our lives and now we can just go forward from here.

How exciting. It is all new. I've never been here before!

I went to Borders bookstore this morning and spent time looking at all of the books. You know what caught me laughing in the store? That the Romance section was right next to the Horror section. Isn't that the truth sometimes! lol

Thought for today -- It is a Great Day!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Goat

Ever think about what your life would be like without a coffeehouse just around the corner? I'm actually not a coffee drinker. I don't like the taste of it, although it does smell pretty good! My Mother opened a coffeehouse and my sisters and I worked there. I loved it. I loved the people, the atmosphere, the location and the other employees. We closed The Goat in 1998 and I still feel the emptiness. I still miss the people. I do not however, miss the parking situation. Downtown Lansing has changed since we closed, but as with so many downtown locations, parking is a premium and a right all at the same time!

I don't live in Lansing anymore, but I do think about all of the people who we served. On our last day we took Poloroid photos of nearly every person that came in. We have them all in abook and every so often my family has pulled it out and started telling the stories. Those are some of the best days!!