One time my sister-in-law told me I knew too many people. I thought that was so funny at the time but I'll have to admit, I do know a lot and I think more know me than even I realized. I have attributed it to coming from a large family of girls who also have lots of friends, still living where I grew up, the many congregations I've been a part of, my extended family through my hubby and my work with the personnel agency. I communicate pretty regulary with a friend up North and a new friend in AC - one whom I've never met face to face and yet we are quite close. A friend said I had to also put it to my outgoing personality - who me? That outgoing personality has been put to the test these past few weeks since I have been having to fight the inclination to crawl into a nice warm shell and hibernate until the bad stuff is over. I didn't even realize I felt that way but one of my really close friends evidently did and will not allow that at all. The funny thing is - her son was on the same page as she was. So Keith came and walked with me and had a talk with me the other day and his Mom, Gail, came today and cleaned my whole house. BigD is ill because she absolutely refused to accept pay. We both appreciate it SO much. She had pep talks with my while she was cleaning and I do appreciate everything she said and know it is all true. She put my new sheets Page bought me on my bed so maybe I'll sleep better tonight? We'll see.