Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Very Good Day

Yesterday was a really good day. The kind that fills you up and puts a spring in your step. It is what happens when you spend time with a good friend. I am lucky to have some amazing people in my life, and yesterday I spent time with one of them, wandering the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. It was so nice to have time to leisurely look at the artwork and just talk (the kiddos stayed home with Dave).

I miss my friend, Nancy. She has such an amazing spirit full of gentle kindness and understanding as well as quite a bit of humor. Although we are friends from Arizona, she and her family have moved to Maryland. Prior to this I haven't had to say good-bye. Trips to the D.C. area have meant we would still see each other. Now that our trip for the year is over, I have to say good-bye. I am sad, but oh so happy we had a day to spend together talking and laughing. It truly was the best kind of day.

** I wanted to thank everyone for their kind words about my inclusion in Kindred. I am still overwhelmed by your kindness.

** I love my red shoes although they look a bit like Ronald McDonald's footwear. I wore them yesterday and after many hours walking and standing I must admit that they don't love my feet as much as I love them. Ouch - sore toes.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day with a kindred friend- you both are lucky to have each other. You know what they say... wearing red shoes makes you happy :)

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  2. i just love a good day with a good friend. sorry the shoes hurt, they look awesome. so so so looking forward to you coming back to AZ. <3

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  3. So glad you had a good day, but am sorry to hear about your sore feet, that's no fun. Take care on your trip home and stay safe.

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  4. Saying goodbye is never easy or fun, but I'm glad you had a whole day to just enjoy yourself with her. Friends like Nancy are so wonderful to have.

    Love the red shoes. Very cute! Maybe with more wear they'll mold to your feet and won't hurt as much? Maybe they'll be shoes you can wear for shorter periods of time?

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  5. how wonderful to be with a friend, i'm so happy for you heather! how joyful this post is, with your words and your red shoes!

    huge congratulations on kindred, you are a writer!

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  6. So nice you had some solo time together... If that makes sense :-) Time with other people over the age of 10 is considered solo in my book.
    Sorry about the shoes. No fun.

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  7. Oh so touched...I will miss you like crazy Heather! I am so glad we were able to spend the day together, it was a wonderful day :) I am sorry to hear about your toes :(

    Safe journeys to AZ and I hope we will be able to see each other again soon,

    Nancy

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  8. I'm having problems with my broadband and can't see the image of your shoes but will be back to see them when it's sorted out. I had to laugh about the Ronald McDonald comment, but red is such a jolly colour.

    Glad you had some good time with your friend...It's great to catch a few exhibitions too but most of all just talk to a good friend. Maybe you'll be able to catch up again sooner than you imagine.

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  9. Oh I can see your shoes now...they just popped up when I posted my comment. They are lovely, an amazing colour...but I see what you mean..he he...I'm sure they'll get comfier with time...they look really new...

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  10. I adore your shoes! Would inlays fit to make them more comfy? I have red shoes that I wore so much for several years, the seams started coming apart so I had to retire them (only worn for gardening now). Too bad, I had already considered them my signature shoes.

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