Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Saving Up Memories

Snowed in, and with my back still giving me fits from trying to lift an empty storage tub two weeks ago, I decided to stay home for my birthday. So yesterday morning and afternoon were spent on the phone with my family. Then last night, “Bear” gave me a lovely card that brought tears to my eyes (which of course I tried to hold back and not show), and for dinner we shared my favorite pizza he’d brought home, Tony BoomBozz, and the DVD of The Time Traveler’s Wife. I’d been wanting to see that since I read Audrey’s book.

Everything was so cozy and mellow. Fireplace lit and crackling, delicious food, and us watching a movie. No cake and ice cream, but I imagine I damaged the diet plenty with pizza.  It was all good…I could almost fool myself and think things were the way they used to be.

But they aren’t. And I need to stop fooling myself. However, I can save up that memory and store it as a happy one. Sometimes that’s all we can do. Store up and save bits and pieces of the good memories. I know there will come a day I will look back at last night with fondness…and without a touch of sadness.

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