Thursday, June 26, 2008

They like me! They really like me!

Nice things people have said to me this week …

"I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you." An out-of-the-blue email from my former administrative assistant, who I haven't seen in 2 jobs and 9 years.

"I refuse to! Why would I go into the Loop if I can't get together with a dear friend for drinks and conversation." My former boss, who has had his share of medical problems, was planning a follow-up exam with his GP around my schedule. I told him to keep the appointment next week anyway, even though this time I won't be able to meet him afterward, like I usually do.

"But you're our glue. We'll reschedule." The only day next week that I'm free to go to the Taste of Chicago is Monday. And Monday is the only evening our single-dad-friend can see his kids next week. So I told my friends to go another evening without me, and that's how one of them responded.

"Expect an invitation pretty soon. I mean, you know I gotta invite the Gal!" A long-time friend who is getting married soon. This call cheered me up because, as he moved in with his future Bride and began planning the wedding, I naturally have seen my drinking buddy less and less.

I don't know why I've been on the receiving end of all this LOOOVVE all in one week, but I'm completely digging it. It's good to feel appreciated, and these words have meant a lot to me.