On a more coherent note, I am spending this late night hour drinking some tea while Peanut rests nearby in the living room. She has had her late night Milk Bone, which completes her evening so she can rest peacefully. I tried to go to bed, but it wasn't happening so I got up to have some tea and contemplate life.
The first thing that comes to mind when I contemplate my life is how terribly blessed I am. I have the most amazing friends who enrich my life. They always make me feel like I can conquer any problem and they always make me feel loved and appreciated. You cannot ask for more than that in this life - to be surrounded by people who are 100% there for you and will talk you down from the ledge when you need it and will give you wings to fly when you need it.
In my life, I have had several people with whom I've crossed paths that have been wonderful in many ways, but were not meant to be there forever. Now, I am blessed to have lifetime friends; people I know will forever be in my corner as I will be in theirs. We will not always agree about everything, but we will always help each other find our way on our individual paths.