Bring my energy back! :)
I'm hoping since I slept so much last night, and my eyes are actually open right now, I'm getting caught up.
On a happier note, I got a message the other day from an old 'good' friend. He's been in Japan forever, has lost his mohawk for a shiny, shaved pate, and appears to be an amazing tattoo artist now. The work he's had done on himself is equally impressive. It is always interesting to me to hook back up with old friends. You learn what they've done over the years, and sometimes are impressed. I am with his life - he is using his artistic talent, and is soon to be a first time dad. It made me smile to hear from him.
I think he was the the one that opened my mother's eyes to the fact that appearances aren't everything. At first, she was put off by his appearance. As she got to know him, she found that he was very nice, thoughtful, and a 'stand-up' kind of guy. It made her take a second look at most of my 'odd-looking' friends. She changed her mind and decided she would much rather me hang with people who cared about me, were intelligent, artistic, and motivated me, instead of clean-cut, drugged-up backstabbers. :) M. was the start of that, so thanks for that!
Is it really only Wednesday?