Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

you’ve got a friend

There’s an old saying that goes something like this…come into a little money, and your “friends” will start coming out of the woodwork, but need to borrow some, and they are nowhere to be found.  I suppose that’s a true enough adage. But I’ve found that in times of crisis, I seem to have more friends than I realized, and I find that immensely comforting.

I really do appreciate the wealth of wonderful friends who have supported me in tough times.  Amazingly, some friends that I hadn’t seen since high school have become some of the best supporters I have.  To Chris, Chet, Vivian, Melissa, Tabitha and all of the other wonderful friends who have offered a shoulder, an ear, and even a couch, I thank you. 

I haven’t slept in going on three days due to a stressful family situation, and so I don’t suspect tonight’s blog will be all that entertaining.  I may even fall asleep writing it, which would make it a dual purpose blog/sleep aid. Since I could use a good night’s sleep, I won’t be too hard on myself for not writing more than a few paragraphs tonight. 

I was thinking about that little adage about friends and money, and I wonder if maybe my wealth of friends could be an omen of good fortune to come.  That would be unexpected, but not unappreciated.  I bought three scratch off tickets at the grocery store tonight.  I haven’t scratched them yet because if I wait a little while, I can pretend I won, and it just might be true.  A nice windfall wouldn’t solve all of the problems, but it would certainly pay for a very good shrink! (or a completely new wardrobe so I can worry in style) Then again, a nice long cruise would be very relaxing.  I think I’ll hold onto those tickets a little while longer. It certainly can’t hurt.  I could compile an entire list of things to spend my winnings on.  But that will have to wait until a time when I can keep my eyes open.  Maybe tomorrow or the next day. 

Until the next time…I’ll be falling asleep in 5…4…3…2…

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