Saturday, July 14, 2012

Make Yourself At Home

I've left the key for you



Faites Comme Chez Vous 


So then

Make Yourself At Home





soak in the summertime

unknown source
and enjoy the scenery.


Dear readers and friends,

I will be entertaining 

a friend  

that I have not seen in over

37 years.
I will 

be away 

from the computer 

all week

but you are


close to my heart.



Lady of the Woods said...

aha! hahaha I get to comment first this time! :D Need I say how exquisitely gorgeous those colors are ?? LOL....loving it! that beach picture is to swoon is the arched doorway and the key. I hope you have a lovely lovely time with your friend and don't stay away too long, I miss you already. lady

Mary said...

You go have a super deluxe wonderful time.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Have a wonderful time with your friend, Anita! make each moment special!

Anonymous said...

lovely post!
have a glorious time in the garden
which is my favorite place.
enjoy your dear friend
and love to you and
your heart till your

Sarah said...

Anita, lovin the music and these oh so cool and refreshing images........have a great time with your friend.
Happy times.......Sarah

Fete et Fleur said...

Your radiant sunshine will be missed in the blogosphere. Have a wonderful time!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Have a wonderful week! We all need to agree to take at least one week off this summer! ENJOY!

Michelle May said...

Enjoy your time with your friend. It will go by quickly. I know you will treasure it.

ivana said...

Have a nice time with your friend. I certainly have it around here <3

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dearest Anita,
It's about time you took a bit of a rest for yourself! Have a wonderful time catching up with your friend. I hope you laugh, dance,and chatter with reckless abandon!! We'll be waiting.
Big hugs,

wendy said...

OF COURSE you should be away from the computer for however long it takes to spend QUALITY, MEMORABLE time with your friend. Wow.....haven't seen her for 37 years. You will have a lot to catch up on.
Loved all the turquoise color in this post. Felt refreshing just looking at it. mom used to have a swim suit hat like that A LONG TIME AGO.
when they were in STYLE, and the thing to do.
Glorious summertime sweet Anita.

helen tilston said...

Dearest Anita

Oh to be a fly on the wall and hear you and your friend chat. That is a lot of years to catch up upon. I hope you have a week that you shall treasure.

I love this post and Sky Stone to entertain us. I say it must be summer

Helen xx

Michele said...

Hi Anita ~~~ Yes, let's run free, I love to run but besides that, I hope you have a blessed time with your special friend and I really enjoyed your post with such beautiful colors.

God Bless You,
Pearl 13.1

carolyn bradford said...

What fabulous pictures! I love each and every one of them! Have a wonderful time with your friend!! I can assure you, we all be here waiting for you when you get back!

Marie-Ange said...

Une délicieuse invitation !
Je n'ai pas résisté ...
Bisous belle Anita

Mary Timmers said...

Anita, Have a wonderful week with your friend! How special and incredible that you've found each other after all this time. Absolutley LOVE THE AQUA!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita
You are so very special... With all the work you and Ruben have done to your exquisite home you still made time to create a post that is so comforting and truly beautiful...
Time to relax and enjoy your dear friend.. Have a wonderful week dear one.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Anita I hope you have a marvelous time with your friend full of laughter, hugs and good times.


Rhissanna said...

Have a wonderful time with your friend! It's important to get away from this screen sometimes and discover a real world, real people

Thank you for the pictures (I miss the sea). All those lovely sun-washed blues are warming and refreshing and full of nostalgia.

Don't worry about us. We'll be here when you get back.

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,

You will be missed this week, but I hope you have a wonderful time with your friend!!!

Loved your commment today (as always) are so sweet.

Oh you have such unique talent, Anita...Haute couture ALL the way!

Love & Blessings!

Vicky said...

Hi Anita,
Wonderful messages, I love your post and your selection of music.
Hugs & Kisses, Vicky

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Beautiful post and I love all the magnificent turquoise touches.
Enjoy your special time catching up with your friend - how wonderful for you, after 37 years.

Happy summer days!

Palomasea said...

Oh, so gorgeous and refreshing, dear one!
And may you be refreshed, renewed, relaxed this week...reveling in the company of a dear friend...may laughter, joy, and warm sunshine be with you...
(I will miss you!) :)))
- Irina

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have a most wonderful time ma tendre amie, catching up on good old memories, laughing talking sipping teas... lots of love to you, always

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Anita, have a splendid time catching up. Love these images, tranquil and refreshing. As an avid swimmer the last image to me is so alluring, I could dive right in and even meet some mermaids perhaps!:)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Now you have me waiting for summertime to come dear Anita! Enjoy this very very precious time...Dzintra xoxo

YONKS said...

Have a wonderful week Anita. You deserve a break. The images are, as usual, just wonderful. Especially the last misty azure blue sea. Makes me want to say ahhhhhhh!
Much love

Cloudy said...

Wünsche Dir auch eine gute Zeit mit viel Sonnenschein und guter Erholung...

Lieben Gruß

It's me said...

Have a wonderful time with your friend...and please be back home on time for my birthday party !! love love

Molly The Wally said...

Anita we wondered where you were? Have a lovely time with you friend and we look forward to seeing you back again we after next.
Best wishes Molly

Presépio no Canal said...

Wishing you a wonderful time with your friend!
I understand you perfectly. I was absent for the net too during the period that our cousins came to visit us and it was so, so nice!! :-)

I also didn't see them for a long time (5 years). Every time I go to Portugal, I stay in Lisbon and they live in Algarve (south of the country). Sometimes they were on vacation too elsewhere when we were there or we had bureaucracies to take care about, etc. and it was not possible to meet. But this time, they could come and enjoy some days in the netherlands with us and it was fantastic!

Enjoy this week to the fullest, dearest! Have a nice week! :-))

Teacup Mosaics said...

Hello blogger friend!
Enjoy your reunion, I love that you have kept in touch all this time. I am sure you will post about the magic of it all.

Barbara said...

Have a wonderful week with your friend and hold her close. Old friends are the best....they know all our secrets. :) I have friends I haven't seen in person for years and years and when we finally get together, we practically start in on the same conversation. :)
(Must tell you my mother had a bathing cap exactly like that....think I even have a photo of it!)

Kerri said...

Your post is so cool and refreshing :) Enjoy the time with your special friend this week!


lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Have a wonderful time with your friend.
We'll talk soon. :) xoxo

lostpastremembered said...

YOu go girl. I have just linked up with someone from long ago... facebook is a wonder. Looking forward to meeting after all these years. Hope you have a great time!

"Create Beauty" said...

You will have a BLAST!
I am so tickled for you : )

Loved the images in your post, as always! and how you wove them into your message....

That swimming cap! A while back a friend decorated 3 plain swimming caps with flowers and gave one to Lynette and I as a nolstagic memory. I was at the town pool every day as a child, and summertime and the scent of chlorine takes me back every time.

Enjoy your week to the fullest my dear, and make some fabulous new memories...

~ Violet

George The Lad said...

Oh Anita, enjoy your special time with your friend, I'll be here when you get back.
Love and Hugs George xxx

desde my ventana said...

This will be a wonderful time, Anita..enjoy!!


Sonja said...

What ajoy to see an old friend and catch up on all the chapters of your lives. I know you will enjoy every minute!

SizzleandZoom said...

Your beautiful images inspire me in a very hot summer but I don't want it to end. Thanks for the lovliness.

Red Rose Alley said...

I do hope you enjoy your visit with your friend. Old friends are often the best ones. Love all the aquas in your post, and the song, Summertime is a classic. Great song! Have a splendid time with your long-time friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Love this post and that color! Have a wonderful week with your friend - we will be waiting!

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, i wish you a wonderful time with your friend! Such a special occaddion. I have a good friend a haven't seen for 20 years, and when we met again, it felt like yesterday - just magical! Am sure you'll be doing the nicest things enjoy dear one, Big hugs from me!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Dearest Anita!!!!
How are you?
This week went by so fast!!!!!
We took Aidan to the Chanel
Boutique yesterday. It was fun!!!!
Aidan is my 6 pound Chihuahua :-)
My mom is coming for a visit a visit next month!!! :-)
I hope you had a great weekend!!!!!
I love the 1st photo in this blog post so much of the antique key and the beautiful mint green color throughout....
Luv & Hugs!!!!

Deborah said...

Oh how exciting Anita!!
Enjoy your special time together!
Love your header and all those refreshing photos! Love summer!!!
Have a lovely week my friend!

Deborah xoxoxoxoox

mermaid gallery said...

picked me right up!!!! so creative, fun, and it just feels great to be here!!!....this is a song of my youth....and those are the colors of my heart....THANKS!....have fun!!

Karena said...

Dearest Anita enjoy the time with your lifelong friend! You will have such special moments to remember.

If you get a chance...I think you will like my new Giveaway from Royal Design Stencils..

Art by Karena

Ann said...

love it ♥
your images relaxes me
they take me to some far away dreamland. Thanks.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

37 years? I bet it will feel like yesterday!
Have fun...fee x

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Such gorgeous colours Anita!
I really do wish you and your friend a fabulous time together 37 years wow you must be very excited!

Lots of love


Burlap Luxe said...

Enjoy your long time friend, will be excited to hear how your visit went :)
Enjoy your hot fun in the summer time.


Amish Stories said...

Hello talented lady and I see you also have some pretty good taste having that Sly and the family Stone at the top of this post. I saw a 1 hour show on unsung about this group which is one of my favorite groups, and my dad told me a short story when in around 1970 (my dads sister) my aunts boyfriend was a chauffeur and had the whole group in the limo. This was New York city and she lived in Yonkers, so he brought the whole group to her apartment for some coffee. And boy was she surprised when she opened up the door and there was Sly Stone and the group, she called my dad and said "I've got Sly and the family Stone in my apartment" and they called out "hello" to my dad! That's my Sly and the family Stone story. Richard

catkin tales said...

37 years, how magical! have lots of fun dearest xxx

i love all the beautiful aqua, teal shades :)

DolceDreams said...

You are just too fabulous with your talents Anita! Have a WONDERFUL time with your friend!!

Denise said...

Hope you have made time to relax and just enjoy eachother's company.I'm feeling wonderful,surgery went well.I'm very happy :)

koralee said...

Oh have fun my friend...hope you are snapping lots of photos. We will miss your visits but I know you will be back soon. Hugs tell then. xoxoxo

Mimi said...

HAVE a wonderful time with your dear friend...OLD FRIENDS are like Old Shoes.....comfy and always welcome sights!!!
I love that old skeleton key in that first pic.....and THat Chandelier in the second pic.....and I LOVE that AQUA color!!!
Enjoy your time with your friend....stay up late laughing awake smiling!!
hugs 2 U,

Gem said...

And I bet your friend will enjoy every single moment, think you've not changed at all and be very sad when it all comes to an end.
Enjoy every second Anita and can't wait to hear all when you are back up and running.
Have a wonderful week
Gem xx x

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Enjoy that precious time!! I know you will! Blessings always, friend.

PURA VIDA said...

lucky friend!

Anne said...

Amuses-toi, mon amie!

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Hi Anita, One of my all time FAVORITE songs and colors! So refreshing during these hot and humid days in Kentucky! Have fun making more memories with your friend. Blessings, Lisa

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summersoul said...

enjoy the time with your friend. I love the pictorial reminders to enjoy the summertime. Thx

francis said...

Hope you are having a wonderful time !
I'll be thinkong of you !

koralee said...

Happy midweek...thinking of you my dear friend..hope you are having FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x 100!!!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Just a note to let you know you are in my thoughts and wishing you a wonderful visit with your dear friend.

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,

I just wanted to say, hi and I miss you! Hope you're having a wonderful week!!!


L'Elégante said...

Es-tu en vacances ?
Profites de la mer et du soleil, de la fraicheur aussi, dans le blanc et dans le bleu.
Amitiés de Fine.

Stacey said...

I'm sure your friend must be having a grand time with you! Thanks for this very eye candy post. Enjoy the rest of your week bella! XX

Cindy said...

Your photos are so beautiful! It cooled my senses in this hot Texas weather.
Have a wonderful time with your friend!

Ann said...

This is a lovely post Anita,
and do enjoy your time away from the computer ♥

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Anita,

I see lots of new and beautiful things in your Etsy shop. You must be enjoying this wonderful time of creating. I think of you every time I pass by my lovely heart wand. I have it on my baker's rack so I can always enjoy it.

Wishing you a lovely and creative day.


Erika Homan said...

WOW! Cool pictures I love how they r all that beautiful blue color!

Jade said...

Enjoy every moment with your friend, my sweet Anita!!! Have a wonderful time,

Hugs Jade

Marie Antionette said...

Bonjour ma belle!

Such a refreshing wave of blue to help us all through the heat we've been having!
How are you my darling? I know you are having the time of your life creating and doing what you love! I bet the summer is flying by and I'm so happy your free time will be continuing this year... you deserve it. You have worked to hard trying to teach others how to create and now you can create yourself! Magnifique!
I have been so busy, I don't know where the time goes. And having so much fun sharing Marie's blog with her. We have a blast!!

Enjoy the precious time with your friend dear one!!

Much love & huge hugs, "Edie"

J. Beaudet said...

So refreshing! I love the aqua! I hope your week with your old friend was spectacular! Have a great weekend!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello lovely Anita...It's Saturday morning again and I have come to visit you!...Ah,I just love the colours in this post...I'm sure you are having a fabulous time there with your friend...You will have more than a little to catch up on there but I'm sure lots of it will seem like just yesterday...
Susan x

Sandra van Doorn said...

Bonjour Anita! oh it feels like summer over here i love, love ,love it!
hope you are having a fabulous time catching up with your friend! xo sandra

koralee said... are back! I have missed you... a whole week without Anita is terrible..I missed your sweet comments and daily visits. I am very glad that you had an amazing time with your long lost friend...I bet you picked up right where you left off...that is a sign of a good friendship.
Have a great evening...see you tomorrow. xoxo

A Magical Whimsy said...

How time seems to fly after we pass twenty-one years old! I have a dear friend in So. Cal. I have not seen for over thirty years. We have known each other since we were four years old. We haven't called each other for several months. I, for one, have been very, very busy with life and family events. She has been on my heart and mind for some time now and she prays for me every day and I pray for her. She asked me if I thought we would ever see each other again before we either pass from this world or the Lord comes! I had no answer for her, but I know some how, some way we just need to make the effort to just do it. I am so very happy you are having this rare treat being with your friend. I can imagine the memories you have shared and the memories you are making. Life is precious.

Georgianna said...

Hello, Anita! I hope you enjoyed your visit with your friend.

Many belated thanks for linking up to Paris By Two during your Paris party last month. I was honored to be a part of it!

I've been traveling again and just catching up but did so want to visit and say thank you. It was lovely!

Maria said...

Hi Anita! I'm visiting you from the Apple store LOL.
We stopped here after church (usually don't like to shop on Sundays.... But we're in "need" of a new laptop ... Mine is ten yrs old but hanging in there! We're window shopping today ...
I am so glad you had a sweet time with your dear friend... How lovely that time can be -
Blessings for a wonderful Sunday!
* Maria *

The Dutchess said...

have fun my dearest sister...big hug from a little mouse traveling through Italy..xoxo..

Molly The Wally said...

Hi Anita it is Sunday evening and we just got your comment and stopping by to say welcome back and we hope you had a smashing time with your friend and a good break from Blogland. We took the opportunity to add you to our Blogger Buddies page and just let us know if you want us to change the picture etc. Looking forward to hearing from you. Love to all.
Best wishes Molly

Anonymous said...

friendships are wonderful!
what color are you immersed in?
i do love my new blog do over.
takes a bit of time, but its
good to go through things.
good to sort though stuff.
renews creativity.
ready to make and create
with some new sun and light.

Lady of the Woods said...

oh a week off must have felt good yes?
And yes I'm familiar with Magnolia Pearl, just learned about her a few months ago. She is one of my inspirations as she virtually ''gave me permission'' to create what I see in my own minds eye, no matter what others think.
But my other inspirations come from Les Ours d'Uzes and other companies all from the South of France as it why I've suddenly developed an interest in those people as I never did before but we share the same tastes in many things ! LOL
Welcome back, and thank you for your kind comments.
many blessings

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Wishing you summertime bliss with your friend....

chateaudelille said...

Have a wonderful time with your friend. Bet there will be lots of laughs and smiles.Fiona

Jeri Landers said...

That's great.I Will be visiting with a friend, next month, that I haven't seen in 15 years, but 37 years, wow! Have a blast!

Red Rose Alley said...

Good Morning sweet friend! I am off to the mall today with the girls to look for some jewelry for Nel to wear on her wedding day. These last minute details have been very overwhelming. We just did all the invitations last night. It won't be long now, and she'll be married away like the rest of us hehe. I wanted to stop by and say hello first. Did you have a nice visit with your friend? A week is a long time to spend with such a dear friend - I bet you had a lot of catching up to do. It's going to be a hot one here today. I had a fun time with the Snow In July Link Party, but I did want to tell you that you were greatly missed. Have a wonderful day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

koralee said...

Morning morning morning....hope your Monday is off to a wonderful start!!! Rain here today {again} but we are enjoying the company of my Molly's sweet friend from this girl! So our day will be full.
You now are free as a bird my off to something magical today. xoxoxo Love to you.

Leslie said...


I'm loving all this turquoise! Sounds like you have a fun week ahead. Always a good idea to un-plug every now and then :)


Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thank you so much for dropping by today - missed you too! I didn't get to blog much over the weekend, because i also had freinds visiting - and my cousin and his wife from texas were here! It's been AGES since i saw them, and it was fun. Today our skies are a littl blue and i celebrate this by finishing early and going to sit outside somewhere for a glass with my hubby. Have a fabulous day my dear!

Lady of the Woods said...

boy Anita, I wasn't feeling too fine this morning, but reading your words sure did put a big cheesy smile on this face! How do you do that! My heart spirit lurched and almost left my body when I read that you were doing story book reading on your new deck! how I wished I could have been there! is there any more magical pastime than that? conjuring up the imagination where beautiful ideas are born.....maybe reading around a large fire surrounded by other magical beings who create a magical world?? what AM I doing in this neck of the planet anyway! oy.
Yes, the southern French seem to share my souls desires. And one day, with a special guide I will make a trip there to meet some of them. I loooonnnnng so much for an artisan village, to live in one would be so much fun! ...a cross between a Renaissance Faire and Cirque du Soleil! what do you think? would you join ?? color! music! dancing! happiness! sharing! every day! :D

Marie Antionette said...

How refreshing this post is Anita.
I wish I could find a bathing cap like this one.I know I had one a long time ago.I have not even seen them.
I know you will have a ball with your friend.And have some exciting stories to tell us.
Be safe,
XXOO, Marie Antionette

Amish Stories said...

Hi Anita I'm just passing bye and thought id see what you were up to here on your blog, and I'm glad that you left that video of sly on your blog since the heat has returned to most of us. We are now getting some rain here in the Lancaster area so It could be much worse if there were none, and before we know it fall will be here which is my favorite season I think. Richard

Palomasea said...

Dearest friend, how happy I was to see your message!!!
And what a joy it is to hear your voice and catch up...
Have a beautiful day, and I hope to see you very soon! :)
Much love,
- Irina

Lady of the Woods said...

oh mon dieu, I have not heard of 'Wind in the Willows', can you tell me more of it? I thought I was familiar with all magical tales...maybe you can recommend a few others as well? I can use some more magical reading and DVD's...spending the summer trying to learn to 'relax'. :D, but magical stories always put me right!

Lady of the Woods said...

Ok, I bought the book for there is never enough enchantment! Miss Potter big yes! I have seen the movie many times, and finally bought it last week and watched it and love it. Now one for you> "Princess Caraboo" with Phoebe Cates...have you seen it? you simply must :D

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dearest Anita it's lovely to see you are back and popped in overnight! Ah yes, my boots they are so comfy and go with everything! Our winter days at the moment are simply delightful...warmish...sunny...sea breeze...perfect! Enjoy the summer warmth as I think of the warmth getting ready to come Down Under...Much Love, Dzintra xo

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello beautiful Anita!!!!
How are you? It remains unbearably hot here!!! 105 degrees today and the rest of the week!!!!
It has been a sad week- my dear friend from college & sorority sister lost her 7 month battle with pancreatic cancer. I lost a family friend to colon cancer last December. It's so difficult to understand. On a happier note my college friend Rachel who has been battling breast cancer is now in remission. We were all so happy to hear that!!!!
I hope the weather is a bit cooler by you!!!!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and so glad we met- you are such a kind, beautiful, amazing friend!!!!
Love & Hugs!!!!
Shannon :-)

hi-d said...

Hi Anita!
It was so nice to see your comment today on my blog. I'm happy to hear that you are back!!! Have a lovely week!

Maria Glazacheva said...

WOW.... jOLIE fotos !!!!!
Have a nice day !!!! :O)
xxx Maria xxx

Anonymous said...

Have fun catching up with your friend!! xo

koralee said...

It's..teatime! I am on my second cup I hope you don't mind....
So what is on your plate today? Some card making...some gardening...some studio decorating...OH isn't LIFE GRAND!!!!!
For me...closet cleaning...out with the old and making room for the new...New Fall clothes need their place of honour....OOOOOPS we don't want to think Fall yet now do we!? But I will make room....heaven knows that I have not even worn any of my summer clothes this year...rain rain rain...
Whatever you do today....HAVE FuNNNN!
I may go visit our Rosie...she is in the shop this week...I will give her a hug from YOU! We will chat about our sweet Anita. xoxo

Anonymous said...

i am finding mine too..
the light...the voice
to make and create.
and i too am blessed
to have you as my
friend!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

i am finding mine too..
the light...the voice
to make and create.
and i too am blessed
to have you as my
friend!!! xoxo

hi-d said...

Yay, my friend! So good to "see" you again. You belong here in's not the same without YOU! :)

Happy day!

Zoé said...

These are such pretty photos!

Woolytales Miniatures said...

hello beautiful!! i am late but i am here and so glad to see everyone loves you so much and never forget of you even when you are way.... hope to "see' you soon! Love you, Tita

Karen Harvey Cox said...


I hope that you had a beautiful time with your friend. Congratulations on all of your sales. I just loved that blue dress, it looked like it should have been on exhibit in an art show.

Your work is so unique and beautiful. It's only the beginning...I can only imagine what creations will be set free.


Martina said...

Dearest Anita,thank you for coming today! YAY! Sun's out! Really hot, but i love heat sometimes, and WATERMELON, oh yes, i will have a slice later, and think of YOU! Love teh aqua colors here, so cool and refereshing! Bisous!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dearest you have me intrigued! What do your Amercian pancakes look like? The ones I had pictured are gluten free hence the lighter colour...I think these would also have been made in a pancake maker...quite different to frying in a fry pan.

It's so good to hear from you my friend...stay cool...and sending through cyberspace to you some sea breeze...Dzintra xo

koralee said...

Happy morning friend...I am delivering a BIG squeeze to you from Rosie dear. What joy I had yesterday...I went into her lovely shop to find her working her magic.
We chatted and got caught up with all the things that we have missed in each other's lives. It was pure joy.
One day we all shall be together in one place and chat and laugh and chat...xxoxo Have a great day...I am recovering a salvation army chair today...wish me luck as I have never done this before. .....eeeeks....xoxo

Christie said...

Basque in the glory of your reunion...dearest.... I soooo love these images of a lovely summertime:)) Music took me back ages and ages...


Bonnie said...

I really love this color. It's great for this time of year.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello my loyal friend! I am just checking in and trying to catch up a little. It has been a very stressful summer so far and I am so very far behind in my blog reading, let alone creating any posts. My heart is just not into it. Hopefully things will be getting better...I am such a worrier. I wish I could cure myself of that. I too have a life long friend coming this weekend for my birthday. We started kindgergarten together and have always been friends even though we live far apart. True friendship I would say. I hope you are enjoying your time with your friend! xoxo, Patti

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You should not have said
~ I've left the key for you~
Bebe took it!! Now she has taken off, I have no idea where... Check with Tea Rat will you, maybe she is with him...
Thank you for wandering over to smell the roses yesterday...

hi-d said...

I the beach so much. So much so that I want to go back right now! Haha...Oh Anita, it was such a hoot watching Maximus. He is loving the swimming...and in fact the instructor said he was doing a great job and was surprised that he was only 17 months old because he follows most of her directions. We loved it so much so that we signed up for the class again. :)

Well, I hope you are enjoying your summer...just don't have to go back to school in the Fall! Nice....


georgia ~ gi gi said...

Hello Anita Bonita!!!!
Thank you so much for coming by and leaving me some sugar! You are such a wonderful and loyal friend!

I do hope you had a wonderful time with your friend! Sounds like you had a lot to catch up on!

Wonderful post , as always~

Sending a big hug and smooch your way
gi gi

Privet and Holly said...

This is so lovely and
I hope that you will
blog about your reunion!

I have a special friend
coming to visit for the
weekend this afternoon;
it's a great time to be
here in Minnesota!

Enjoy your time away!!

xo Suzanne

vicki archer said...

I hope you had a wonderful time with your friend Anita... you were missed here... but that is summer... we are all in and out a little... x

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

So Tea Rat DID spot her with the key! Thank you dearest for letting me know, now I won't worry.. I am sure she will wander home soon..

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

ENJOY your time! Love the post, as ever (so beautifully refreshing) and I love the Whitman quote. Hurry back!! :)

Stacey said...

The garden is my favourite place too and this heat is preventing me from spending some quality time to give it much needed tlc. Thanks you so much for your words of encouragement and support! You're a gem! Of course, this post was beautiful(as always). XX

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness........I hope you had a wonderful visit with your friend... notice... I DID NOT say OLD friend. :-)


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