As soon as I heard Cindy's words I realized that I had forgotten to call Nita last night to wish her a happy birthday, because I was blogging. I felt terrible for forgetting, but I kept on walking.
When I was done walking the walk I picked up the phone and punched in Cindy's phone number in Austin. "Hi, Cindy."
"Hi, Nance," my sweet sister said. "I had called earlier to thank you for reminding me about Nita's birthday. For two days I have been reminding myself her birthday was coming up and I even asked Ray to be sure to remind me so I wouldn't forget. If you hadn't called to remind me I would have forgotten." I started laughing.
"I forgot to call her," I said, and then we started laughing. "All day yesterday I kept reminding my myself to call Nita when she got home from work and I had even posted happy birthday wishes to her on my blog yesterday afternoon. Then last night I started blogging and I totally forgot about it. I feel terrible about it and I can't believe that I forgot. And I don't have anything to blame it on except that I'm old. Surely Nita will understand since she's two weeks and a few days older than me. Who knows—maybe she's already forgotten about it..."
I spent the rest of my morning doing paperwork and returning phone calls and then I fixed lunch for Tony and me and then we went over to the Lodge to visit with Kinky. Then we came home and I plowed into my paperwork.
Around two o'clock Buttermilk took Tone and me to Medina so I could mail out some letters and go the Medina Community Library to check out their Medina wall of 2010 Medina women, because I was one of the women on that wall.
I love the Medina Community Library. The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful and the library has really good vibes. Every time that I go into the library—everyone is always smiling—my kind of place to say the least.
After saying hello to the staff and volunteers Tony followed me to the room where the exhibit was and we found it to be very interesting. As I was reading about the women Tony said, "Here's your picture over here, so I went over and took a picture of part of the wall. When I saw it I felt honored to be among some great Medina women. Mine is the last on the right.
Tonight I have a lot of writing to do, so I am dedicating tonight's blog to Sophie Friedman. Even though Brownie is still number one and Chumley is number two and Sophie is number three. Here are some of my pictures that I took of Ms. Friedman this evening sitting with Kinky on the back porch. She's a real sweetie.