Friday, January 02, 2009

16 Days of Christmas - 14th Day

(the 16 days refer to my long holiday leave)

On the 14th day of Christmas,
my chores list sent to me...
an unexpected invitation
and time with a friend.

I have a friend.
Well, being a Crazie I have a gang of Crazie friends, but I have one which is not in the gang.
Today I got a surprise phone call from the Kat to have lunch with her and browse through our favourite local garden centre (which is SO much more than just a garden centre!).

Bobkat is my beloved 'galpal' (to quote Rachel from our fave TV show Friends) and I treasure every moment spent with her.
She was my boss originally and we worked so well together. She gave me the strength of my convictions and enabled me to get myself promoted and move on to bigger and better things. After we moved apart, a deep friendship grew.

Bob is a fab woman and I truly love her. She accepts me - many warts and all - and makes the world so much a better place.

A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths;
Feels your fears but fortifies your faith;
Sees your anxieties but frees your spirit;
Recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.

(William Arthur Ward)

cq

11 comments:

Melli said...

Ya know... if you could only have ONE friend, that's the one to have! But fortunate you - you are blessed with MANY!!! And BLOG friends as well! WOW! Glad you two got to get together and have some girl time!

Le laquet said...

I love garden centres that are more than just garden centres - we have 2 near here and I can loose hours browsing around them!

Finally home from France - Happy New Year to you too cq :o)

Bob-kat said...

Aww Hon. I don't know what to say. You bought a tear to my eye. Safe to say, I am glad that I met my beloved Crazie galpal and I treasure the time we share also. {{{BIG hugs}}}

Bob-kat said...

Oops! Netchicj sent me this time, but I always pop by here anyway :)

Dorothy said...

NetChick sent me..

I hate winter too and we're in the mist of a big one from Western New York..

Have a prosperous New Year...

Dorothy from grammology
http://grammology.com

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Not many days left now!

David said...

i too am a Kat lover,
following the excitement of the misadventures of Hector the lump, and praying for health and healing.

So nice to see you at Net Chicks place

Mr. Althouse said...

I get that. Someone once said that if you die with just a handful of true friends, you are blessed.

It sounds as though you are indeed blessed, and knowing what i do of BK, I am not surprised.

Happy New Year, CQ.

Tanya sent me.

Walker said...

NO MORE GARDEN CENTERS FOR ME.
I got a jungle here now.
Friends are the foundation of your spririt.
When you think its crumbling a true friend will shore it up

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