Wow what a beautiful day. Not just a beautiful day, but a fantabulous one. As I left for work this morning and had to leave the Cottage I truly had an emotional moment. Looking at the beauty that surrounds me, I was reminded of how important friends are and the importance of sincere friendship. Friends can be people, animals and even plants. My peer group encompasses all of these.
A girlfriend sent me a truly great email that actually spoke of true friendship, another has been trying to catch up with me to catch up on life and our pursuit of just being a woman in the 2013’s. Another girlfriend wanted me to show her how to achieve a “Life” with three young children in tow, a husband, a fulltime job and long term commitments …friends like these have repeatedly shown that we need each other. An unexpected pleasure also came from a co-worker who remembered that it was Administrative Assistants week and surprised me with a batch of caramel from CoCo Sala….yummy…..cultivating friendships…..
Aminia, world’s prettiest Rottweiler has achy joints as she is big for her age. Even though I know she might be a tad uncomfortable, she still wants to take the longer walk, play tug of war with her leash and actually ran interference today as I bent over to tie my shoes – it is her way of knocking me to the ground to make giving me doggy kisses on my check, a little more on her level….once again, with a dog who loves me like this who needs enemies???
Finally there are my garden friends…the plants that I have invited into my garden that reflect friendships cultivated along the way. The white tree peony that is showing off her petticoat like blooms is a reminder of how intrigued I was to see the tree peonies at the Woodrow Wilson house in Staunton, Virginia….and had to have one….okay three. There is not just a wonderful memory, but life within the bloom. There were bees in there today…..just dancing in the midst of the bloom, drunken with joy.