Sunday, October 28, 2012


I admit it -- I turned 50 last December and I am fine with it -- honest.  I struggled a bit at 49, but 50 is okay.  Now that I am about to turn 51, I am okay with that too.  Years are after all just a time marker and the more you have the better off you are!

One of the constants in my life have been my friends.  Whether new or old I value all my friendships.  I have been so honored to know the women in the picture below since I was (in some cases) 5 years old!  I can vividly recall a get well card from one of them when I was hospitalized in kindergarten.

I'm not sure why I am so blessed to have these dear friends -- what I've done to deserve them.  I have not always nourished our friendships through the years and yet they've always been there for me when I needed them the most!

I appreciate each and every one of them -- they each bring unique gifts and insight to our friendship table.  I wish I could spend more time with them and I can't wait to see them again!  If any of you need me, you know where to find me 24/7/365.  SPADE!


  1. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would stop by and follow me back!


    1. Thanks Sarah! I enjoy your blog also!

  2. SPADE!!! Even though we might not see each other very often, you are a dear, true friend. Kari

  3. When you are blessed with so many friends it does make your life full. I enjoyed reading this post and I am following you now. I would love for you to follow back.

  4. Hi Monica, great that you have so many friends and that you've had them for so many years. I live in IL too but in the "other IL" haha They always say there are 2 Illinois' Chicago and the rest of the state, lol I'm in mid central but my mom was from Melrose Park, smiles. I still have some relatives up there and one of my sisters lives in Arlington Heights, smiles. Take care... Jan


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