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MY LIFE AS I LIVE IT

I'm a single mom with two great kids living near Dallas, Texas. This is my life; day to day things that are probably only important to me. This is my record of my ups, my downs and the road that I've taken along the way. For whatever reason YOU'RE here, I hope you find something you can enjoy and/or relate to. God bless.

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATY

Today is my best friends birthday. I can't tell you how much I love and trust this woman. She and I met when Charlie began 2nd grade and I wanted to work at his school, but not full time, so I became one of the legendary lunch ladies. Oh yeah, hair nets, aprons, gloves...the whole bit. With a twist. I was blessed to hire on with two other ladies, Katy and Carol, that had never worked as lunch ladies either. This was probably one of the best years of my life. We became instant friends, with like personalities and humor. Fortunately, the lady over the cafeteria, Rose, was a patient woman and indulged us our craziness.
Kids, still today, talk about that one year the three of us were lunch ladies. We sang, we danced, we joked, we would go out into the cafeteria and entertain the kids. We had a ball.
Katy, Carol and I were like sisters...well, not like my sister, sisters that loved one another, regardless of....well, me. The thing is, I was prissy. Yeah, big time. I wouldn't touch meat, or dirty stuff (not much has changed). They worked around me and basically, most of the time, I was just the mascot of lunch ladies. Good times. Most women would have complained about me, but they loved me and let me pick up whatever slack was left. Yeah, good times. We were always there for each other during work and even more so after work.
We all had kids in the same age groups, between the three of us we had 6 kids, so we all hung out with all our kids in tow. When we'd take them to the movies, they'd sit rows in front of us while we'd throw popcorn at them. As much as we embarrassed them, I'm pretty sure they enjoyed it. We were one big happy family.
A few years ago Carol's husband took a better job in Minnesota, and a year after that Katy's husband took a better job in Ohio. I miss them both so much.
Katy and I have gotten together over the years with my going to her house in Ohio and she coming to stay with me when I went home to visit in Indiana. We talk on the phone and laugh for hours. Other than the distance between us, nothing has changed since we met eight years ago. Except that I love her, trust her, respect and honor her more with every year I know her.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATY

10 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

It's great to have friends like that..I hope she has a great birthday!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Katy said...

Thanks Kathi!
Was it really necessary to make me cry on my birthday! I miss you so much!!! Since we have moved here to Ohio I have learned that friends like you are a rare find and should be valued,appreciated and charished daily. (You would think I was talking about an old antique piece of furniture.)
The people that I have met since moving are really just what I would call aquantences. I have learned that you can't be replaced!
Thanks for the memories!
Love you!!!!!!!!!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Happy birthday Katy...

Kathi- I know I have said it before..but you remind me so much of my mom. She would have been the same way. She was a little prissy but all my friends loved her because she was so much fun.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Johnnie Avocado said...

So how many Birthday "Spankings" will we be giving Katy? Don't lie, now

1:50 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

johnnie ~ LOL, that would be the funniest thing to see, someone trying to spank Katy. I'd pay money to watch them try, of course then she'd kick their butt, and I'd have to help cause she's my best bud...and the two of us spending the day in jail wouldn't be a great way to spend her bday. So, I'm not telling. :)

3:43 PM  
Blogger Nikki Jo said...

Happy Birthday Katy!

I'm glad Kathi has a friend like you!

4:56 PM  
Blogger SmileDragon said...

Happy Birthday Katy! :)

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Katy said...

Thanks for all the B.Day greetings!
Thanks for watching my back Kathi on the whole lot of spanking thing.

9:20 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

kathi i suspect that if you and katy were together then even jail would be funny as hell :)

also? happy birthday katy

10:02 PM  
Blogger Clay said...

one of my friend's b-day is that day too -- may 2nd is a good day! lol

8:59 AM  

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