I'm on my way back to see all of the good bloggers in Orlando. I actually have the pleasure of being there every Monday in September. They have always treated me so well time after time after time after time -- and I'm looking forward to seeing them again! Anybody in the Orlando area, you're welcome to join us Monday evening for dinner. There is nothing like great friends, warm food, and cool drinks. The laughter abounds and...suddenly....those who used to be only blips on in "virtual blogosphere internet emails" have become the greatest of friends. I'm forever grateful.
Well, I've never been more surprised than I was yesterday to discover that one of my family members has tossed his name in the hat for hopeful consideration of the soon-to-be vacated Idaho US Senator position. The toe-tapper Larry Craig is stepping down and my good relative, who I admire and have always enjoyed my time with despite our differing politics, has been a rising star in Idaho's politics in the last few years.
I was paid a great compliment today by a friend of twelve years. She is, what I would call, an elegant, beautiful woman in spite of a tough life. She came to me at a party today, sat down by me, and inquired how I've been doing. After a bit of small talk, she told me that she's been meaning to talk to me since her recent trip back to Boise (where we met years ago). She was reminiscing and thinking back over her difficult time in Boise. She said that in spite of it being one of the lowest, darkest parts of her life, she remembered me as being a bright spot in her time there. And how much joy I'd brought to her. And then she thanked me. I hope she passes along the blessing.
Pass along the peace today, would you?