Good Friends are Priceless

I was very fortunate to spend this past weekend with my two best girlfriends. It was awesome.

Sometimes, “best friends” sounds so childish. And exclusionary. Any friend, new or old, is great to have. But these particular friends, Carol and Tracey, have been friends of mine since childhood. So I think calling them my best friends is justified.

That's Tracey beside me and Carol is in the front.

I’m not sure exactly when we all met. It seems like we have known each other since forever.

Really. It’s been about 35 years.

That’s a LONG time.

We’ve all been through and seen each other through so much together. We’re physically distant from each other and don’t get together nearly as often as we would like to, but that bond is and always will be very strong.

We all grew up together in Baltimore. Now, Carol is living in Southern Maryland, Tracey is in Central Pennsylvania, and I am in Virginia.

The distance isn’t insurmountable, but we all have pretty busy lives. Which is why we see so little of each other. But when we do get together, it’s always good.

Things are rarely rosy for all of us simultaneously. We all have our different struggles. So it’s not always sunshine and laughter. But even when times are bad, getting together with these two somehow makes things better.

I don’t want to get too mushy here. I just have to say I am really, REALLY glad we were all able to spend time together this holiday season.

I love you girls more than I think you know.

Here are some more shots from our weekend…

I finally got to show them my new town.

Tracey, like I told you, I really do shoot this church a lot. Especially when there’s a blue sky in the background.

I took that one just for you. 🙂


At the Marshall Tag Sale.


More snowmen for the collection.


The snowmen were perfect for the wall in my foyer.


Tracey doing her Vanna White impersonation.


Carol and Tracey with some treasures from Robin's Nest Antiques in Marshall, VA.




Carol LOVES old, red trucks.


Santa is driving that truck!

I am slowly getting to know some folks here in my new town. Working from home can sometimes be quite limiting. But I am going to make a concerted effort to change some things in 2013.

I’m going to get out of the house more, for one. It’s hard to make local friends when you never, or at least rarely, leave the house!

I am going to make time for my various DIY projects, too. Furniture painting. House decorating. Sewing.

I need to set aside more time for riding, too. And blogging. Although, to be honest, my blogging habits may have to change, too.

Anyway… it’s late. It has been a long, but wonderfully rejuvenating weekend.

Before leaving you with this one last image, I just have to say, have a happy week!

Red Truck Bakery


10 Replies to “Good Friends are Priceless”

  1. Morning Friend
    I sure had a wonderful time with my two best pals.
    I am so glad I came.
    Yes life can be tough sometimes but thankfully we have each other to lean or, share with and recharge to face life again.
    Thank you for hosting a wonderful girlfriends Christmas!
    You have a beautiful home and town.
    Your furry girls were great company too.
    Woolie Christmas Love
    Your Forever Pal
    P.S Love picnic food 🙂

  2. What a fabulous post…I love lot’s of photos and you did not disappoint! Loved meeting your BFF’s and so happy your shared my shop with them.

    Merry Christmas Kathy!!!!

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  3. Thanks, Janet. Crol and Tracey loved your shop. If we hadn’t been so rushed they would have come back, too. Hopefully I’ll catch Billy’s next demonstration. Merry Christmas to you, too!

  4. How great that you can spend some time with your girlfriends. With the way life goes and how we drift apart from our school chums it is nice to see you all making time to get together.

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