The speed of life is always just a few mph faster than what I’d like it to be. I feel as if I am constantly trying to catch up to returning phone calls, emails, the pile of mail and bills, and ooops…posting photos on blogs! Being sick with a cold now, I find myself with a free afternoon to clean the house, post photos and run errands. Errands like: send out my sister’s birthday gift! Her birthday is today! Happy birthday Yvonne. Obviously her present will not be arriving in time… Yvonne is cool. She’s the one with her head on straight, tells it like it is, takes no crap from anyone; the one who was the jock in high school, got into an Ivy League school, is realistic and pragmatic; the sister who rocks on the slopes on her snowboard and vacas in Hawaii every chance she gets! She keeps me in line and I wish we lived closer… Too bad there are no direct flights Cinci to Sacramento! It was nice, over Christmas when the speed of life was slower, where I didn’t feel behind, and could spend all day with Yvonne, just eating, taking walks and watching tv. These times are, as they say, priceless.