Saturday, April 7, 2012

I'll Be There For You

It's like you're always stuck in second gear. 
And it hasn't been your day, your week, 
Your month, or even your year but… 

 I'll be there for you… 

Sometimes I’m late to hop on the bandwagon. Well, probably all the time. I haven’t read all the Harry Potter books. None of my jeans have holes in them, unless it was an accident. I eat gluten. I don’t know what gluten is exactly but I don’t search out gluten free items so I must eat it. I don’t know anything at all about Hunger Games and I probably won’t have any tangerine clothes unless it’s a holdover from years ago. (Oops! I got an orangy shirt and had a gifted necklace in tangerine…and they just match!)
What rhymes with orange?

Albeit 18 years late, I’ve found the greatest television show to watch. They call it “Friends”. It’s on Nick at Night, at a time I should be in bed, and also sometimes on TBS. Thank goodness for reruns! I’ll sit up late and giggle at the silly and even stupid things they do and say. Sometimes I laugh out loud then look around, self consciously, lest I wake my sleeping husband and he comes to see what I’m doing. I like some of the characters and I dislike others, depending on the episode. But mostly I wonder what it would be like to actually have a close group of friends like that.

I have friends. Just check my Facebook! But they aren’t really friends. If defined they would be classified as acquaintances. That’s someone who knows you, but doesn’t really know you. That’s not to say they don’t care about you. I know a lot who do. I have a handful of close friends, people who are really my friends, but it’s nothing like the TV show. In fact, my close friends probably know very little about me. I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to have friends I could share anything with.

I don’t know when but I guess sometime in my life I was scarred by a bad friendship. I’ve had people I trusted tell things they swore not to tell. I’ve been involved in political life games with people pretending to be your friend until they need something from you that you can’t give. I’ve seen posturing; who can be the smartest, the loudest, the most stylish, the coolest, the prettiest. I’ve been the victim more than once. And these are my grown up ‘friends’! I guess you could say I have trust issues.

I know that there are no ‘Golden Girl’ roomies in my future. And when the kids put me at Shady Pines I’ll be the little old lady sitting and knitting in front of the television set, probably alone. Come sit by me and we’ll visit.

Your mother warned you there'd be days like these 
Oh but she didn't tell you when the world has brought 
You down to your knees that... 

I'll be there for you...

I have this yarn that doesn’t want to be anything. It’s pretty, turquoise blue twisted with reds and yellows. I thought it would be a nice little something. So it was on the way to be a lacy scarf. It was pretty but it just wasn’t right. So it was ‘frogged’.
A little fuzzy in the picture but already unraveled

While I was thinking I read a book called “Mobbed”, by Carol Higgins Clark, one of Mary’s daughters. It is about a missing celebrity and a garage sale. How does that go together? Read it and see! Her books tend to remind me of Keystone Cops. There's lots of things going on all at the same time. After the book I tried to simplify things. I decided the yarn could be just a plain cowl. I finished again but alas, that didn’t work either.
Need a great read idea?

Now it’s back to a lonely (little--110 yards) ball of yarn. I don’t know whether to try again, or not. Third time’s charm they say. But I’m getting tired of the little guy. I know he's disguised as something. What? I don't know yet. I think I’ll ground him. Maybe if he gets back in the yarn cabinet he can make a friend and they can go on a knitting adventure together when he can think of something he really wants to be…and I hope he lets me know! And if you have any let me know too, okay?
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Someone to face the day with.
Make it through all the rest with.
Someone I'll always laugh with.
Even at my worst I'm best with you, yeah...

I'll be there for you...


  1. That cracked me up you just found the show Friends. As far as friends in real life I am pretty much the same way. I never had a bunch of friends, usually just one. My best friend is my husband so that is why I end up spending so much time online. Oh well. My choice. :)

  2. I love FRIENDS! I watch the reruns too. I've been so fortunate to have a few great, close friends. But it's weird - the older I get, the less I share with them.

    If/when you get sent to Shady Pines, send me the address. I'll come watch reruns with you. :)

  3. Well, haven't had a TV in years so I have no 'Friends', I do have grounded yarn, does that count. Be wary of those in disguise. . .

  4. I can't express how much I enjoy reading what you write. I hope I get put in the Shady Pines with you & we can get to be friends!

    How about the Montego Bay scarf?

  5. @Jennifer...Nothing wrong with being online! Keeps you in touch!

  6. @Miss Bee...I will take you up on that! I'm sure there will be some Styrofoam coffee cups with lids we can borrow! ha ha

  7. @Leslie...I'd probably get much more done without a TV. I keep it on for the noise, strange as that sounds. It keeps me from hearing other (strange) sounds that come from living in the country!

  8. @Bev...Thank you so much! And the Montego Bay might work. It'd just be a little one! Can't wait to see you in about a week!