Monday, June 1, 2009

My Pal Jackie

I had the greatest time with my very good friend Jackie. She lives in Topeka KS and is here for a couple of days visiting friends and family. We had coffee at the Fort this morning then headed to Hot Springs, hoping to stop at one of my most favorite places in the world. Found out that they are closed on Monday so we just played tourist and looked around town. After a stop to Pamida and some serious plant shopping we had a quiet lunch at a downtown cafe. We had many serious talks and many,many laughs. Jackie is the one person in the world who understands me. We live many miles away from each other and don't talk as much as we should but the funny thing is what is happening in her life, her thoughts, actions, etc. are the same as what is going on in my life. It always amazes us that we are so much alike that we experience the same things at about the same time. This gal is one of the most talented people I know. I don't think there is anything she can't do but the things she does best.....well they are awesome. She decorates, gardens, sews, photographs and builds things. I wish I had just half of her talent. She and her husband will be moving back to the area after being gone for 21 years. She is going to open a shop called "Jackie's Junk" and I can't wait. Tomorrow she is going to help me plant the many flowers we bought then decorate my deck and give me ideas on decorating my "cottage garden studio". What a wonderful two days off I am having. Isn't the rain wonderful? Have a great couple of rainy days blogging buddies, the sun will be out in a few days and I bet it comes out SIZZLIN HOT!

6 comments:

Rudloff5 said...

That is so neat you have that kind of relationship and keep in touch living so far apart. I have a friend like that too and sometimes out of the blue she calls and we talk for HOURS.

Hope your back is doing better still!

Jess said...

Great friends like her are hard to find, I'm sure. I'm so glad that you are able to stay in touch, and have so much to share in common. Glad you had a good time shopping for and planting your garden goodies. You inspire us all to get out and get gardening!

beckyw said...

We are so lucky to have such great, old friends to lean on! I am so glad Jackie is moving back! WON"T THAT BE THE BEST!?!?!

Brandi said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying your days off with Jackie! I wondered why I haven't heard from you since Saturday. We are leaving tomorrow for Denver and should be back on Saturday.

Misty said...

Friend therapy is good for the soul! Glad you had such a nice time with J!! She's a hoot! You two make a good pair! I LOVE your bleeding hearts! They are soo pretty!

The Clamors said...

sounds like so much fun Deb, so glad you had a great 2 days off work. and thanks for including Preston on your sidewall of pics. :) You're too sweet! If you want a cleaning this Friday call me, k?

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