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Where Does My Joy Come From - 2/6

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Where does my joy come from today....

..... had a very long phone conversation with my best friend Annette in Germany this morning. We covered a lot of stuff, talked about our children, how they are all grown up and picking professions, trying to figure out what to do after they graduate. We talked about dating and heartbreak, happy times, old times, the future, dogs, holistic remedies, things no one can explain, Jesus, hopes and fears. No matter what, she will always be my best friend, that little bit of ocean between us and the 6 hour time difference can't shake us. I am blessed to have someone like that in my life.

....met my friend Rita for lunch, always a lot to laugh and interesting things to talk about. It always amazes me, how we can disagree heartily on very important issues, like politics and have a heated discussion, and then order more coffee and dessert and go on about our business. It is very rare that you can find a person, who will just listen to your opinion and not get offended, or get offensive. The core of our friendship is mutual respect and love. And we pick on each other enough that we are even. But it is very liberating to be able to say anything, and have it lead to an exchange versus an attack. Not many people in the world like that these days.

....I bought a microwave. I didn't realize it is much bigger than the one I had. It looked absolutely ridiculous on the kitchen counter, taking up 3/4 of the space and squeezing the toaster and blender into a corner like scolded puppies. After some rearrangeing I found the perfect spot on my baker's rack. I had to take the dishes off it, and heaven only knows where I should put them now. but for the time being, the microwave looks amazing where it is. Wish me luck, people. This will be tomorrow's adventure. :)

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    Happy for you to have the chance to "catch up" with your best friend! I actually did the same today! (-: My best girlfriend in this whole world was my roommate from college, and I so love and appreciate her! (-:
    2004 days ago
    Lol, girls, those ARE my dishes. If i give then away, i will have to do like a doggy and eat out of a bowl on the floor.
    2005 days ago
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    I have the same problem. When I buy something, that means that something else has to go somewhere else! Aren't real girlfriends wonderful? You can say what you feel without judgement. True friends are worth more than their weight in gold! Have a great day! emoticon emoticon
    2005 days ago
    This is a good spot for the microwave! Well done - the dishes.... dive them to one of your friends - lol!
    2005 days ago
    it is always a challenge living in small spaces
    2005 days ago
    Sounds like two great friendships! I love talking politics and religion with people who have differing opinions than me but who can debate them without getting offended.
    2005 days ago
    I've started downsizing ...giving away things I rarely use. Now I have room to spare and I haven't missed the giveaways.
    2005 days ago
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