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serenity blaze
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0 posted 05-19-2009 07:43 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Until recently, I've been pretty much housebound.

I watched a new neighbor move in a corner house nearby, and I seethed with envy as she planted a luscious garden, edged with nice stones, palm trees a bit too pricey for me, and I admit it--it got me in a funk.

I waved hello occasionally, but when she didn't wave back, I stopped waving.

And yep, I thought, what an itch.



*ahem*

Much to my surprise, circumstances of a blighted house brought us together in a group situation, and it turns out...nod.

I've known her since grade school.

She's helping me with some landscaping tips, and smiling wider, if I can ever get outta here (my house--not Pip) I have an old yearbook and a bottle of merlot, sure to provide much more laughs as I sit on her deck and ruin the scenery.

I once said that the longer you live, the more "goodbyes" you will need to acknowledge.

How lovely it is, today, to say "Hello, again, hello".



sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

Anyone else have an "old friend" reunion story?
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1 posted 05-19-2009 11:11 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Actually I was just thinking that I've lived here too long cause too many people wave at me and say hello and I don't have a clue who they are....

Not even a little bit...

But glad that you found a mate mate..  
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2 posted 05-19-2009 11:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

It's been an interesting night.



I have had dark, black rituals, and offered kid-goats to the Gods.

smile

I had no idea that I, my kids, my home, were the subject of such observation--unequalled since the likes of "The 'Burbs."

Much amusement is mine tonight.

Sorta.

I found one friend, and lost...five?

But I've heard tell you can't actually lose a friend.

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In this age, it is more likely for friends to be weaknesses than strengths.  Those that are strengths are exceptions and rarities.  
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4 posted 05-20-2009 01:55 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I totally refuse that, Ess.

I think that just as you and I can meet, while not necessarily agree, I think it's so with my neighbors.

*smile*

but I'm an idealist (and shrug) some people think I slaughter goats...



sigh?
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5 posted 05-20-2009 02:14 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Karen,

I recently took a trip home (the Peninsula will forever be home to me) and I went to see a friend.  We instantly were talking and laughing like we had not been apart for too long (years).  We were in the first grade together and I had a new coloring book (it was Santa Claus) and a new box of crayons.  I shared with her and we were best friends all through highschool.  I think we still are.

Have you shared the merlot yet?

Love this thread.

Alison

PS - Your daughter is gorgeous!
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6 posted 05-20-2009 02:31 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Actually Alison--

I have shared the merlot.

exhale

My friend's deck? ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.

My friend and I had a long talk tonight...it seems that everyone had judged her--I mean, she sunk, possibly ten thou into her yard, and we all shriveled watching, when she would stop.

But I found out tonight, that instead of spending ten thousand on a "moment"--

she wisely decided to landscape her home, and to hell with the itch of it all.

Actually, no, she is inviting the neighbors!

BLOCK PARTY

how awesome is that?

She gets my "WOW" award.

Totally done, lovely lady!  

(and yes, my daughter is gorgeous.)

Scratch my itch.

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7 posted 05-20-2009 02:54 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ali?

It's not just me--my daughter would like to know how you judge her "gorgeousness".

(Pardon me if I have a proud moment.)

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I think it is her eyes - I know I can't see much of them, but they demand that I look at them.  Plus, the color of her hair and complexion is warm and makes her approachable. While I find her  conventionally beautiful, I think her beauty really comes from her eyes.

Your daughter looks like a nice person.

Sheese, you guys - put me on the spot here.

(grins)

g'nite.
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9 posted 05-20-2009 03:24 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

On the spot?

When did you see my daughter?
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M'lady, this is wonderful to hear. smiling at you.

and i actually have a new friend, well an old friend  from the past. She is Daniel's god mother... long story, friendship fell apart due to ex-partners (both hers and mine) business failures, divorce etc. Havent spoken to her in over 10 years close to 12.

My mothers death, brought us back into each others life. After all these years, she contacted me with condolences for mum's passing...i'm really happy, especially now that Daniel can get to know his god mother... it saddened me that he did not know her; he was so young when the friendship fell apart.

It seems 09 is gifting us with new beginnings... heaven knows the last few have been murder. *smiles*

look at you you luscious thing

m x
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11 posted 05-20-2009 03:45 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

OHHHHHHHHHHH.....

m'lady....I adore you.

I want Alison to see, though, the difference as well as the similarities between a mother and daughter:




I bet you like my pain.
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How much worry makes me ugly "enough"???
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Karen, you are much too hard on yourself!!!


loving hugs
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14 posted 05-20-2009 07:05 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Maybe.

But yanno what?



I've got zinnias planted in a nice curvy pattern, and I'm doing that herringbone pattern thing for a walkway...

And oh...I'd say where those old bricks came from, but if the recession turns into a depression?

Think E BAY!!!

(Winks to buzzie, and yeps, guess who raided the old rock'n'roll Warehouse dump?)



JANIS JOPLIN SANG INTO MY BRICKS!!!! (just kidding, really, I'm like, totally lying folks... )



Mo? I love ya mo. *kisses*
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I think you are too hard on yourself, Karen.  I love mother-daughter pictures -

Oh, and could you post one now that's ugly?  Sure don't see it myself.

A
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Alison...oh lovie...

it's not your fault. I just can't seem to post a pic without fretting.

I'm either too ugly, or it's not real, or it's my daughter, or I have on make up, or I don't have on make up, or...

sigh

I'm sorry I ever showed my face actually.



But that one?

My daughter turned 18 on Mother's Day.

She called me an "emo" I cried so hard.

I'm a mess.
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17 posted 05-20-2009 02:24 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

My goodness she has changed!  I can't believe I knew her when she didn't look like a beautiful young woman.  Hey, that apple sure didn't fall far from the moss-covered tree

I am so glad you got a friend to spend time with close by, and a gardening friend to boot!  Your Dad would approve.
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Which is Witch?
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Smiling at Rebel...

but back to the stories...

Had a high school friend that went her way after HS as I went mine - we kept in touch until 1972, when I visited home, and then we lost track of each other, primarily through divorces on both sides of the US.

I thought of her constantly, but could never reach her parents to find out where she was [usually because I could only pay the minimum on the phone bills and minutes weren't cheap back then...]

but in 2004, when I went to my first HS reunion in 35 years, one of our mutual friends still knew where she was, under what name, and to "surprise me" called her and insisted she needed to come to the Sunday brunch to finalize the class reunion.

She looked like a sister to Goldie Hawn back in high school - and she hadn't changed an iota except to show the slightest of forces of nature - still lovely, still smiling - still my friend. It was a grand reunion, and we caught up on a lot knowing so much still needed to be shared.

I haven't lost track of her since then. At that time, her life had taken some serious turns, but true to her soul, she braved so much. And just a few weeks ago, she braved her biggest loss to date - her 28 year old son passed on.

I'm glad we had found each other - just so she could share her grief.



Envy is a funny color - we never realize it will bring to us the color of memory.



 
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