Yeah! I finally got into my blog! My son-in-law cleaned out my computer…huge, huge favor! But I haven’t been able to get back into my blog for a few reasons that are my fault and failure to think ahead. I tried something my daughter suggested tonight and it worked!! Yeah.
So now I can finally write my Five Minute Friday/Fellowship Friday post. Meanwhile, I got a lot of cleaning done while I wasn’t getting posts written. Who knew? Ha!
A week ago, my friend called.
She was coming through town for one night.
Could she spend it with us?
Could she spend it with us? Of course!!
I had a week to get all the mess that has been sitting in the guest room
Piled on the bed, loaded in boxes, overflowing from bookshelves…
Put away, thrown away or given away!
I have been getting more organized since the New Year
But the guest room/craft room had barely been touched.
However, this was Cheri.
It’s not like I have to be perfect for her.
I just needed the area cleared away
So there would be space to sleep and move around in.
I haven’t seen her in over a year!
We used to work together in a church in Texas.
Our husbands pastored together.
Now we are retired and they work in another church in Kentucky.
We need to talk…in person…
Eye to eye, face to face.
We don’t do well on the phone.
This is our chance to catch up…a bit. stop
Her oldest child is now in college.
Her mom is ill.
There are a lot of changes in her life.
She will have just visited her daughter in college who is in a musical.
And will be headed home with the other daughter.
I’m sure we’ll catch up…somehow.
The bed is cleaned off.
The room is not pristine, but is in much better shape than it was.
Bags and bags of trash have been thrown out.
Bags of stuff have been given away.
More is loaded in the car to take out Monday.
A few things are up for sale.
We’re in good shape for a one night stay.
The bathrooms are clean.
The egg casserole will cook in the crockpot Sunday night
And we’ll enjoy it Monday morning before they leave for home.
Is anything more fun than a visit with old friends?
Sweet words…”May I come visit?” These are gifts of time, and don’t happen near enough.
I hope you had a grand visit!
lisa, the visit was short, sweet:) the side benefit is that my house is clean and much sparser:) still needs more work, but it is so much better than it has been!
Hope you guys have a great time! As long as there are comfy chairs and food and drink, you’ll be fine 🙂
you are so right dawn! it was lots of fun! we stood in the kitchen last nite and fixed hot drinks when they arrived (in the rain). then we had chatted awhile, then cheri and i curled up on the couch with tea and visited for awhile too. we had a crockpot egg casserole this morning…it cooked all nite.
I love to visit friends and family. I miss the days when you could call and invite yourself to a person’s house. We have not been able to have visitors just drip by for two years because of caring for my mother in law. This will change soon. I have a friend I would love to see soon and your post made me realize how much, I am going to call her and schedule that time. Blessings your neighbor at five minute friday. Diana
thanks for stopping by diana:) yes, sometimes we don’t realize how much we miss something until we get a reminder…then we realize how much we have missed it. i’ve been cleaning out files and coming across things i hadn’t tho’t about for a long time. it is bringing up things i’m realizing i miss. who knew that cleaning out files could be so thought provoking!
Praying you have a wonderful visit full of blessings with your old friend. 😉
thanks mary:) i’m sure we will.