Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Friday, April 30, 2010


What a bittersweet week it has been for me.
One of those weeks with the ups and downs of everyday life.

First, I had a refreshing heart to heart with
my oldest and dearest best friend!
We laughed and cried and decided that
getting old is what you make it.
We decided to embrace it!
(At least for that day! Haha!)

Then the next day my mom and I went to another friends home.
She had us for tea and homemade pastries!
She's such an interesting friend who makes the
most wonderful pastries!
I met her last summer when she catered our sons
wedding reception at our home.
Her home and gardens are a direct reflection of her,
all are very unique!
{I will show you photos soon.}
What a special time we had!

the next day I had lunch with another very dear friend.

And....was so very sad to learn that she
will be moving far away to Pennsylvania. :-(

For many years we lived only a block away from one another.
We worked on many church projects together.
I attended many of the bible studies she taught.
We have raised our children side by side.
{And that was no small feat!!}

She was always there for me.
She's loving, tender, compassionate, forgiving and very wise.
She's a women of God!

Even though I moved a short distant away
to another town we still have stayed in touch.
But Pennsylvania that's a whole different story.
I am still trying to let this news sink in.

~I will miss you dear friend~

it was a bittersweet week......