My Friend Elli

I have this friend named Elli.

She is always there for me.

But she is also a real pain.

She calls out to me to pay attention to her at the most inconvenient times.

She doesn’t complain that I don’t pay attention to her as often as I should but I know she aches for my attention.


Each time I see her I feel a twinge of guilt because I haven’t given her any attention so sometimes it’s easier to close the door on her.

Since we met there have been long stints of time – years even – that I would ignore her, yet she is still here.

In the past couple of months I have used her when I have been angry or needed something to do while I waited for blood sugars on the kids – even in the late night hours.

She doesn’t mind being used as a time waster but I also get so worked up after spending time with her that I can’t sleep.

When I do spend time with her I feel good but after my entire body aches.

She only wants what’s best for me and doesn’t ever judge me.

I think it’s time I commit to being a better friend to Elli.

Meet Elli –


11 thoughts on “My Friend Elli

  1. Hahaha! I was going to leave a comment about how it doesn’t matter… If you have a good friend, you don’t have to talk to them all the time. But I see it now. Good that you and Elli stay friends. šŸ˜‰


    1. She has the same name as my stuffed elephant from my childhood that was also featured in my HAWMC post about mascots – the elephant in the room. Like D she is not to be ignored.


    1. lol – it must be hard to be an exercise machine – they just don’t get the attention they deserve. I can say proudly we have never asked Elli to hold our clothes.


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