Friday, April 27, 2007

Be where they're always glad you came...

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Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn't you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name.

Gosh, i love this song---it takes me back to the rerun days when i'd come home from hi-school and catch these old CHEERS episodes. It's the same feeling i still get when I take a nap on Sundays and there is a golf tournament on in the background--a familiar home sound--my dad has always had golf on Sundays--i don't watch it at all, it's just a nice comfort noise to me. Anyway...
My sister stopped by the other day and sighed,plopping down on the couch, and said "i don't want anymore friends"--which i totally understand...don't you ever feel like the more people you meet, the more effort they expect from you---the old faithful friends are just easier--they know your stuff and you don't have to explain or drag out old stories and remember whens, they just know and get you---it's so nice. I call these few friends "pajama friends" b/c you could hang out in your PJ's and just BE. That's what's nice about blogging, we all can connect w/o any expectations on each other---you can relax---and do it all w/o having to get your makeup on,huh? :)
Where is your favorite place to relax? Your Cheers?


Sparky said...

in the summer? either on my front porch or near water. preferrably near water. the sound of it soothes me. there's nothin better than sitting with your girl friends, good conversation, glass of wine, some good food, and a pool near by to remind you that you're living the good life.

In the Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Sooo with you on the pajama friends, where you don't have to "act" any certain way! I love it how I have friends whom I don't ever see (like you!) but when we do see each other, its just so EASY and you never left.

Shell in the City said...

The south Jersey shore - Avalon/Stone Harbor. I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Every year my family rents a big house on the beach. I enjoy reading and falling asleep on the hammock with the sounds of the waves crashing around me...I've gone there since I was 10 years old. The thought of being there is so comforting. I long for the many carefree times I've spent there, including last September!! I second the comment about pajama friends. Those who don't blog, don't know what they are missing. It is a great way to keep in touch, share and be creative.

onehotpotato said...

i am a freak about being by the blows my mind that i live by the mountains.

any place by water, preferrably the beach....getting lost in a book. i'm not kidding. that probably is my favorite thing to do next to shopping with an unlimited budget.

a few summers ago, before i had any kids and my sister just had one, we were up in maine with my mom. the first week was with madison and my mom. the second week everyone else flew out to join us. that first week my sister and i walked down to the beach everyday for almost the whole day while my mom took care of madison.

we both had a few books and we would sit in the sun and read.....all day. about lunch time we would venture up to the surf and turf and get us a burger and fries and walk back to our little piece of heaven. in fact most days the tide would come in and we'd be emersed without even realizing how close the water was to us. after we had finished our books we would trade and kept reading.

it was a pure vacation. we both knew it was. we were never more tan, we haven't been able to read more books in a week, and we hardly spoke. but we talk about it to this day. we've been known to ask eachother if that really happened. we were not aware of time or the day of the week. when now does that happen?

hasn't happened quite like that since. i now take my my vacations seem to be more work than just staying home.

Brooks, "You're My Everything!"...