(Blame the sun for the bad lighting. My camera's flash can't compete.)
We chatted for hours, and ended up going to a nearby park to spend even more time together. It was a blast. I love these two guys.
The next day, Saturday (yesterday) I dragged Brad out to Lagoon and we rode rides ALL. DAY. LONG. We had a ton of fun. I screamed on nearly every ride, which is surprising, because I normally don't...I guess it's just been awhile! My adrenaline was sky high. Brad laughed hysterically at how scared I was. We also rode the Skycoaster which was probably the scariest moment of my life; you're hoisted up...SLOWLY.....in a flight suit and after a signal, you pull your own rip cord and plummet to the ground at 80mph. Attached to a bungie-like cord, you swing back and forth for awhile until you're lowered back to the safe, beautiful, wonderful ground. I think I almost broke Brad's arm. He, however, was laughing manically the whole time, so I guess that's good.
I even got him to smile once!! yipee!!
By the end of the day, we'd been pelted with rain, snow and hail, and we were both exhausted and cold, and extremely satisfied. So ended our adventurous day.
Friends are great. Salt Lake City is great. Even spring rain is great. Roller coasters are great. This outing definitely helped me expend a lot of the frustrated energy I've had all winter with being away from my friends and feeling so alone. I feel even more ready to tackle this novel by summer's end. But speaking of writing:
May is National Foster Care Month.
I have thought a lot about things I can do to contribute, which is really difficult for me because of all the things I rush to meet head-on in life, talking about foster care and reliving those memories is not really at the top of the list. Or anywhere close. But in addition to volunteer activities, I thought it might be good (and healthy) for me to write a little about foster care. Since I have no other real way to structure it, I decided to do a ten-day challenge with a foster care theme. Probably, these entries won't be very pretty to read, but this is something that's been a huge part of my life, and I feel that it deserves to be talked about, despite my reluctance to do so.
So this is what I've put together. Obviously a lot of people won't be able to write anything remotely relating to this: count yourself lucky. Foster care is not something you want to cross off on your 'to-do' list. Anyway, I've decided to dedicate a new page on this blog for the upcoming month and what it means to me, so I'll be working on that. And speaking of working on my blog...
Do I want to change my blog background?
I like the polka dots, but I'm also a fan of the damask.....I just can't choose which one suits the blog better. Someone help. Anyone help.