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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I Broke a Promise, But I'm Thankful

Taking a break from being a snarky bitch for a day (don't worry, I'll be back to my old self soon) to confess something to you all. Remember when I said I was going to call my mom everyday like I used to when I lived in Jersey? Remember I wrote that here? Well, I broke that promise. And I'm ashamed. I talked with Mom today, after a 2 week silence, and she called me out on it. Busy isn't really a good excuse. It's a shitty excuse and I should be ashamed, no, I AM ashamed that I use that as an excuse not to call and touch base with my Mom.

So Mom, I know you'll never read this because you don't have a computer and you are scared to death of them, but I called you this afternoon and told you, and now I'm putting it here for all 4 of you Snarkfest fans to read. I will make time to call you. I will call you at least twice a week, you have my word. And you 4 Snarkfest followers (you know who you are Aunt Irene, old neighbor Anna May, that creepy guy in line at Blockbuster I met 23 years ago and Henry (my dog) who I know can read, I am counting on you to keep me honest. Check up on me. Keep me in line. Ask me when the last time was that I called my Mom.

Now onto the Thankful. My nazicrackhorunningbitch partner Lisa finished her JFK 50 mile run in style last Saturday. Here she is crossing the finish line. That's all of us screaming for her so you may want to turn down your sound a little, but don't turn it off. You'll want to hear the announcer say her name just after she crossed:


Notice that guy at he very end who pops his head up from the lower right hand corner. Lisa and I cracked up when we saw his little head come into the frame.

Anyway, when Lisa knew that I was having a hard day today, feeling the guilt about not being in touch with my mom, she texted me while I was running. Here's what the text said:

Remember this is Thanksgiving, so be thankful that you have a mom alive to give you shit :)

And she's exactly right. I lost my Dad 2 years ago and while we weren't as close as we could have been, I miss him every day. And knowing that my Mom IS still here to give me shit makes me thankful. And thankful too, for friends like Lisa to kick my ass when I need a good ass kicking. And for her tenacity and persistence for putting her mind to it and, despite all the odds and obstacles stacked against her, finishing the JFK 50 Miler. Lisa, I'm so proud of you and thankful to have you in my life.

16 comments:

  1. awwww what we do without good friends to keep us in check every now and then?

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    1. NaziwhackjobrunningcrackhoNovember 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

      Aww T...to many teary eyes in one week...it is going to snow a freakn blizzard if you keep on getting soft on me.
      Love you like a Sis and give your Mom a hug for me.

      As far as the JFK, I had a great team of wonderful friends and supportive family behind me. You being the ring leader of always being there.

      Guess what Yeah..my Mom gives me shit too and I too make a constant effort to put her in my life. One thing for sure they love us no matter what...<3 Sometimes we need the slap down..as we will be able to keep the tradition going in thr future for our daughters..You get to do it double time. lol

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    2. Lisa you do make an excellent point, and I love you, my friend.

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  2. You.Are.Amazing.

    Thankful for having a friend like you to kick my arse when it needs it (and now hopefully less frequently it will need a kicking....)

    It's funny how those messages you need to hear come at just the right time....

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

    xoxoxoxo

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    1. Joy I'm so pleased that we've come into one anothers' lives and consider myself lucky to have you as a friend. Now get out there and run in the morning!!!

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  3. I remember when I was in college I would forget to call my mom for like two or more weeks, then she would finally call me and be all, "Well, I don't want to bug you, but I was just worried about you." It's easy to take for granted someone you assume is always going to be there. Now that I'm getting older, I realize that's not true. Even with friends as we all have our own lives. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful for the wonderful people we have in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks Kathy, hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!

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  4. My parents and I were not speaking for five years. My Mom took ill and was gone before I decided to be the one to end the fight. It was hard to deal with, but I did.

    I swore I would call Dad every Saturday. I lied. My life is so boring I have nothing to talk about with him. Thanks for reminding me it's not WHAT we talk about but the fact we talk. I'll do better.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. That's exactly right Judy. Do you still talk to Dad often?

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  5. I call my mom daily she is my best friend I lost my dad when I was 12 so staying in touch with her and my granny is very important to me ... Happy Thanksgiving

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    1. That's wonderful, B, I'm getting better at staying in touch too. :)

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  6. Great post! Now.. go call your mother!

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    1. LOL Thanks B2, I will do that on my way home from work. :)

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  7. My Mom and Dad are long gone, but I call my sister every single day==sometimes several times a day. So, yeah, call your mom!

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    1. Eva, I'm so happy that you and your sister are so close! That's awesome.

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