Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Friday, December 16, 2011

Time to Stop

Today, I was lucky enough to spend the day
with my best friend.

We started at Tim Horton's, (it's a Canadian thing) over coffee and muffins and just sat and talked.

Meandering around a shopping mall...(Petra hates wind in her hair)...
superficially looking at stuff and still talking, we caught up on each one of our twelve (collective + husbands/significant others) kids,
husbands, parents, sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews...

We chatted about arrangements for Christmas...
meals, sleeping arrangements, grocery shopping, pick-up/drop offs at airports,

 we discussed books and make-up...

where we were in our lives;  how we felt about Christmas today, 

about how now it was time stop...

and enjoy...

and think...

and what we were really saying was...

"I love you...

I'm so lucky to have you in my life"...

Happy Christmas everyone...especially you Petra.


  1. That is lovely Jacqueline. I had a friend like that but something came between us last year.I tried to sort it out, but the feelings had changed too much and it seemed forced. Petra is lucky to have such a fine lady in her life.

  2. Nothing better than a girls day out. Good friends make life so beautiful.

  3. Hi Jacqeline. You had a perfect day. Nothing like starting the morning at Tim Horton's. I love their coffee and raisin scones. How great Petra and you have so much in common.

  4. That's such a great photo of you and it.
    A perfect day with a great friend...just lovely.

  5. Ha...thanks V. Rudy took the photo, and of course, I can see a dozen things wrong with it! But what the hey right?
    It was a good day...Peti and talked non-stop for about four hours...not quite the distance you and I can go, but pretty close! LOL!

  6. Happy Christmas J. I love the photo of you and Petra.

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful day and how very lovely you both look,a special time indeed,happy Christmas to you and your family.

  8. The baby is so sweet :)I like the picture with birds too

  9. What a lovely thing to do. It's good to see you happy together, with the all-important gala glasses.

  10. Oh, I thought this post today was so beautiful, and it has so much meaning, as old friends are truly the best friends. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, and I hope your season is filled with peace.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  11. if I dont get the chance
    just wanted to know I want you to have a lovely christmas xxx
    my friend


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