Favorite Niece and Eldest Daughter both had birthdays today.
Favorite Niece's boyfriend got her an engagement ring for her birthday. From what I can tell she liked it, not that there was any doubt.
Eldest Daughter called me this evening with some sad news, though. Laura's best friend is not expected to last the night.
I have known this woman for 20 years. Sometimes she makes me crazy. She has been dying of something or other since I've known her, and sometimes I've thought she would outlive us all in spite of herself. It looks like that will not be the case after all.
I will call her husband tomorrow when I get off work and offer my condolences. In spite of everything they have always been there. I wish I didn't know so well what tonight holds for him.
Go in peace, best friend of my best friend...and when you see her, tell her I love her.