Good morning girlfriends. I have been in Texas for the past week, having a wonderful visit with our grandkids and our son and his wife. The kids are still young, 5 and 3, so dressing up for Halloween is very exciting. This year the twins were spiderman, and our little grandaughter was Minnie Mouse. We went to their costume parades at school and preschool and then trick or treating in the neighborhood. It was such fun as they ran from house to house gathering up as many goodies as they could and then watching them dunp all the loot out on the floor at home and decide which ones they wanted to eat as their special treat for that night. Every year by the time Halloween night arrives Ella is tired of her costume because she's already worn it quite a few times at the many Hallowen events they have in their community, so she goes to their dress up trunk and picks some random item!
So if you were wondering why I hadn't been by for a visit or didn't respond to any emails, that's why.
Now this morning I am at my computer with a nice hot cup of tea ready to have a good chat with my girlfriends.
It's funny how I can feel so close to women I've never met but in many ways, I know you better than some of the people who I see all the time. As we were flying home in the plane I was wondering, "I wonder what they've been up to?" Just like the title of this book by Susan Branch says, "Girlfriends Forever", that's what you are to me.
I'm having my tea this morning in my Mary Englebreit "Pals" mug in honor of you!
In the same way that in the movie You've Got Mail ( I'm sure I've told you before how much I love that movie!) Meg Ryan waited with anticipation for the words, "you've got mail" at her computer , I wait with anticipation to see who has a new post up and who has left a comment.
I wonder, how has Brenda made her home look cosy , did Kim post today, what is happening at Pondside, how is Adrienne, how many joined in on pink Saturday, how is all the work at Penny's progressing, what has Podso been up to, what beautiful thing has Kathy sewn, what thrifty projects is Manuela done, what is Carolyn's garden looking like, did Mary visit Suzanna's, what delicious recipes has Marie cooked up, what fun things is BJ doing today, what creative and beautiful things will Karen have made since I last visited her, who has Rhoda visited, what's happening in Elizabeth's little village in France, has Eli made any more cute things, what colorful projects has Lucy posted, how's Heidi in the Netherlands and what neat things has her mom Nancy made.. and what about the other Heidi and Kim, Donna, Jain, Janie, Tina, Rhoda, Angie, Nezzie, Rue, Linda, Marty, Jeanne, Sheila, Kammy, Teresa, Shelia, Nannette and on and on. There are so many others I just can't list all of you!
You are all my friends and I know it seems crazy but I miss talking to you when I am away, even when I'm having fun like being with my grandchildren. You are all very special to me..... Girlfriends Forever, just like the book says!
It's fun to go away but I always love coming back home, don't you? There is something about home that is so comforting . I feel like my home wraps it's arms around me and says "welcome back" each time I return from a trip. Sometimes it also says, "Please clean me!"
Now I'm going to make a second cup of tea and have a visit with you! Wish it could be real but a virtual visit will have to do for now.
Love to all my "girlfriends forever"