Morning Meanderings… The Magical Powers Of Friends
Good morning and happy Saturday! Another gorgeous day here in Minnesota… we have had low 80′s the past few days and looks like the weekend will stay true to that as well so as you can imagine… I am smiling over here.
A couple of evenings ago I went to my friend Cindy’s house in Motley with Sara and Heidi. We had this in the planning for a while, she has a beautiful piece of property and is always doing new and creative things with her yard so it is fun to go and get ideas.
Of course the day came for this to happen and it was all up in the air. I had a crazy day at work, we were all trying to coordinate car pooling (it’s about a 25 minute drive), what time we could all leave… suddenly it seemed like just “one more thing on the agenda”.
I told my hubby before I left that I wouldn’t be late, that I would rather just stay home but we had planned this so I was going. I had laundry I should be working on, the yard needed mowing, and honestly… I was just tired.
I pick up Heidi and Sara and we chat our way to Motley… catching up on each others lives since our last get together and as we near Cindy’s I can almost feel the stress melt away.
We sit around a fire and talk and laugh. We eat amazing food (thanks for grilling Jeff!) and we pick apples from her trees, tour her latest creative decorating in her home, eat some more, and stay until it is so dark we are just shadow people sitting around a fire…
BUT we are all smiling.
As we drive back to Brainerd, we actually had this discussion in the car about life being busy and we have to remember while it can be one more thing on the agenda…. its a good thing. A really good thing.
Friends. Food. Life.
The moral of my story this morning (as I sit with COFFEE CUP at the kitchen table and count my blessings for having great friends) is that all of us need to make time for this kind of stuff. Hanging out with friends, and just being…. not doing. All that other life stuff…. can wait.
Have a super awesome day. I am running around today picking up the last-minute things I need for tomorrows annual tailgate party. We are having a fundraiser for a memorial for Fallen Minnesota Firemen and tieing that in with the memory of 9-11.
(Pictures are linked to Alyce’s Saturday Snapshot… which is a great weekly meme of the pictures of our lives…)