Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lucy and Ethel or Thelma and Louise ???

I'm not sure which famous duo we resembled most, but my sweet friend Diann took me to lunch yesterday. We dined at Ruby Tuesday's, a first for me, and it was quite delicious. Salad bar and mini burgers with iced tea. Then we wheeled around the mall and went to Barnes and Noble, where she bought me this super book, Creative Embellishments by Sherrill Kahn. She was quite right when she said it seemed like just the book for me. I have already sent DH to the store for suggested supplies that, believe it or not, I didn't have.

Diann was at my mercy yesterday, because not only did I want to ride her around in our new car, but I also wanted her to see the house. Poor gal, she had to look at my jewelry, my vintage photos, my crazy stash of supplies and my work space. Hubby was working on his new video and she got a sneak preview of that, plus he played obscure records for her and showed her his collections of vinyl and such. By the time I took her back to her car, it was 6:30 pm and neither one of us even realized it. Even though she says she is a bit shy and I hadn't been out with a friend for lunch for probably over a year, we both did ok. We chatted and giggled and ate and drank coffee and read books and talked and... well, you get the picture. I had made her one of my little pillow dolls and she tucked it into her shirt and took her along for the fun. I also made sure she left with some little things to remember us by, DH gave her a book and I kept shoving crazy things like painted wooden fish and a little decorated gourd, into her hands. Yikes, I hope her new hubby, Jon, doesn't think we went overboard. She also made me the sweetest card from them wishing me many happy returns. Since this is such a lengthy post today, I won't post any pictures until later, but I did want to let everyone know what happened when the two of us got together. Later, folks!

9 comments:

LuLu said...

Bonjour Susan! Wow, this day with your girlfriend was great! I miss having these get together with my favorite school friend, Manon, who died last year from kidney cancer. I would see her only once in a while but it was instant connection, just like to puzzle pieces that fit together. We would become teeangers again, would laugh about stuff nobody else knows about and dare discuss matters that we certainly hesitate to talk about with people in general... Girlfriends are grrrreat! How is your cat doing? I have not heard about him for a while... Best of days! LuLu

mcdc3s said...

What a great day you had with your girlfriend. Seems like you had a lot of catching up to do and you made the most of it. Fun, Fun, Fun... and what a cool video.

carolyn said...

I love how you are spreading out the birthday celebration!
I need to do that when it's my turn in January.
BTW, isn't that salad bar at Ruby Tuesday great?

Tricia said...

sounds like the most lovely of days!
happy belated birthday susan!

:)

LuLu said...

Susan, my dear, you have not told me about your cat! How is he doing? Thanks for stopping by often and for your great comments! Have a great weekend! LuLu

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Aren't girlfriends the best? I had lunch today with one of my girlfriends & we had a blast. We laughed, plotted, & laughed some more!!!

Everwild said...

I'm casting my vote for Lucy and Ethel, but only cuz of that untimely demise of Thelma and Louise. Poor me? Pffft. Lucky me! For it being YOUR birthday celebration, I made off with so much phat loot. :P Thanks for the fun day and for all these treasures!

Hihi to Tim -- and, he really DID find some funky cool background psychedelics!

jean benabou said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Jon D said...

I'm glad you two had fun. (Happy belated birthday, by the way!) I don't think you went overboard at all: the pillow doll is gorgeous (and a fine color, too), and the painted fish are just begging to be hanging somewhere sunny. In general, thanks for adding more fuel to Diann's creative fires. She came home and inspired me!