Friday, October 30, 2009

Lunch with Terri

Hello my friends, we are back in a winter wonderland. I woke up to a blanket of snow this morning and it snowed off and on all day, tonight we had freezing rain. I am hoping the weather clears for the children tomorrow to trick and treat without freezing. I so look forward to seeing the little ones at the door.

Today I drove into the city and met Terri, from Do The Write Thing, for lunch. I know all of the village will be glad to hear she looks really good. She has been very busy and is now keeping her granddaughter for 10 days as her daughter's fiancee has the H1N1 flu. I will let Terri tell you why she isn't blogging as often but I will say she has been very busy working. She brought a shopping bag filled with lots of goodies from Cover Girl and gave me so many lovely things as well as some for my friend Avanish.....what she didn't give me she gave to our waitress. I thought this was very kind of her. After lunch she took me to a bookstore where they sell books for little money, in fact I bought six second hand books in excellent condition for under $10.00, all the money goes to support the hospital. I have so many books here that I am going to pack a box and donate them to this great cause. We also went to a second hand clothing store, neither of us bought anything there but they had some really nice clothes with great prices. Rebecca, you would of loved it there if I had space for more clothes in my closets I would of picked up some things.....but that is something I really don't need, in fact I have many things that still have the price tags on them and even more that I haven't worn yet....I think it's because I am not working anymore. ummmmmmm more things I can donate now that I think of it. I just want you all to know Terry is doing well and working through these cloudy cold days and it was good to see her. We had a nice chat at lunch and before I came home. She is much stronger than I realized and I am very proud of her. I am sure she will post soon as she loves her blogging friends. Wanda I passed on your message and she was pleased to hear how much you care about her and how important she has become to you.....she feels the same way.

Tonight I watched CFL on TV as I sat by a warm fire. Again I had another lovely day sharing it with a friend, good food and conversation......the kind of day that brings me contentment.....so I encourage everyone to share your day, share yourself with others, not only will you support your friend but she/he will support you. That's what friends are for.

Good Night and God Bless.......and many, many hugs......:-)

48 comments:

Tranquility Speaks said...

Stay Warm Bernie :-) Good to know you enjoyed Terri's company. Am sorry to know of her daughter's fiance's health. But I am sure he'd recover. Take good care of yourself :)

Kay said...

i find myself missing you when i miss a day or two of blog land...an unfamiliar feeling in 'cyber space' for me, you are just so rich and full of life, I admire that. have a blessed day :)

Valerie said...

Bernie, I always feel as though I'm late when I arrive on your blog. I have to stop and think about the time scale. I'm glad you enjoyed your outing with Terri, it's good to meet up with friends.

Wanda said...

Good morning Bernie, yesterday was warm and "very" windy here, with rain during the night, that's not good for little trick or treaters either!

I envy your and Terri's lunch and running around together. Bookstores are a favorite place of mine to go and who wouldn't want some Cover Girl samples! Nice that Terri shared them with the waitress!

Hated to hear that someone close to Terri's family had the H1N1 virus, spending time with her granddaughter though is the good side of that!

Enjoy this last day of October Bernie, I hope it adds to your contentment!

Luv and Smiles,
Wanda

cinner said...

Bernie I always enjoy reading your posts, a nice day with your friend, glad to hear things are going better. you have a great weekend. hopefully you are not housebound with this weather. we had rain all day yesterday and froze last night, when I left the dogs out this am, it was like a skating rink out there, they slipped around and just looked at me as if to say, what did you do now. Happy Halloween, Big hug.

GrandmaK said...

I can tell you had a wonderful day!!! Good for you! Cathy

Queenmothermamaw said...

Sounds like you are doing ok On Your Own. Can you believe how quick the snow comes and/or the rain. It has rained here again for 2 days. I have never seen a year like this. So glad you didn't have your gas stolen.
QMM

Gail said...

Hi Bernie-

I am SO glad you shred of your lunch with Terri. She has been on my mind and in my prayers. I was thrilled to hear she is well and your lunch and time together sounded so delightful. :-)
I love how you fill your days - you are a care0giver inspired and driven always by love - I am humbled by you my friend, humbled indeed.

Love you
Gail
peace.....

RNSANE said...

Hi there! I was introduced to your blog, via "Granny on the Web" in Eddie Bluelights roast. When I saw you are from Alberta, Canada, I thought I'd become a follower. Once, about 15 years ago, I had the most spectacular vacation, as a guest of the Canadian government, in your province, along with a group of travel professionals. We went everywhere - from Banff to Calgary to Edmonton to Wateron Lakes to Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump to Lethbridge and many other places. What an incredible and beautiful part of Canada! I've traveled the world over but I always recommend Alberta to people who don't want to go too far from home!

I'll be back to read your posts!

Hope the snow holds off for your little trick or treaters.

Anvilcloud said...

I sometimes have lunch with my cat, but I don't like the treats he brings.

Eileen said...

I love hearing that you and Teresa got together! And it's nice to hear from someone who has one-on-one time with her that she is doing so well!
I do worry about her, especially when she hasn't posted for awhile, it's nice to hear she is busy, productive, and moving forward. I admire that a lot.

I always love hearing about your days and it was especially nice to hear about your day with Teresa! You sound like you spent a wonderful day and I would have loved to be along with you both!

Thanks so much for sharing this, Bernie. It was almost like tagging along!
Love to you!,
Eileen

Bernie said...

Hi Tranquility, it is plus 7 today and raining, I am hoping it will clear up before the little ones comes out.......luv ya....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Kay, what a nice thing to say. I love reading your poems, you are so special......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Val, you are never late as it is always so good to hear from you whenever you get here. Have a great weekend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Good Morning Wanda, it is raining here this morning and I am hoping it will be dry when the little ones come out tonight, I love seeing them at the door. Neither Terri or I had our cameras yesterday, we could of had the waitress take our picture. Terri's daughter has told me her financee is six days ill now and was really sick but she thinks he is on the mend...she is really sweet and is blessed to have her mother close by to help with Bailey.
I really liked Terri's favorite book store and plan on going there more often, also found a place to donate my books which makes me feel good.
It is hard to believe that it is the last day of October already..where does the time go?
Happy Halloween and big hugs to Alivia, hope she has fun tonight.
........:-)

Bernie said...

cinner, it is warmer today (plus 7
but raining. I am hoping it will warm up for the little ones.
You be careful on the ice if you have to go out.
Happy Halloweeen my friend....Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Cathy, I love each and every day I have when I am feeling well. The damp weather is hard on the arthritis but there is always something good in every day. Enjoy your weekend Cathy.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Peggy, it seems all worked out well with my car as nothing has happened when driving.
I know, one day here it's snowing the next it is raining....hard to know if we need rain coats or faux fur ones.....it does seem we are in for a long winter though. Have a great weekend.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Gail, I was glad to be able to let our blogging friends know that Terry was doing quite well as I know so many have voiced concern for her....she is a very strong lady and you would of been pleased with her.....and Gail I am the one who is humbled after reading your post yesterday.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

RNSANE, welcome to my blog, so nice to have you with us.
You have seen a beautiful place when you visited Jasper and Banff, absolutely my favorite places in Alberta as I love the mountains. I will pop over to your blog shortly okay.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

A/C, I will accept Cover Girl over kitty treats anyday....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Eileen, I too am very proud of Terri, she is working so hard and is moving forward. She is a survivor and will be just fine.
Would of loved to have had you join us Eileen and maybe some day all the villagers can have a reunion....now wouldn't that be nice......:-) Hugs

Barb said...

Hi Bernie - Lovely that you got Treats rather than Tricks from your friend! (I'm sure your company was a treat for her, too.) It is beautiful and sunny today in Breckenridge - lots of snow on the ground. I could finally see the mountain this morning. Keep Warm!

Bernie said...

Hi Barb, it was so nice of Terri to gift me with Cover Girl items, she is very kind.
Glad your weather is better, we have rain so far today....:-) Hugs

Teacher's Pet said...

Hi Bernie. You are a gift from God...and I mean that. To have a friend like you close by is a blessing. I wish I had a friend like you that lived close to me.
I have been worrying and worrying about Teresa (aka 555) :)) and I've been praying and praying for her. God is so good. She has you...and you have her....and I was happy to read that you had lunch together and a day out. That was good.... That was a very good thing. I love you Bernie. The world never had a truer friend.
Jackie

RNSANE said...

Bernie, thanks so much for coming by my blog! So nice to have you there!!

Bernie said...

Jackie, please don't think that as I have many faults and although I do try there are times I fall far short of being a good friend.

God Bless and have a wonderful weekend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

RNSANE it was my pleasure to visit you...you have a wonderful blog.....:-) Hugs

Sniffles and Smiles said...

AND YOU, dear Bernie, ARE THAT KIND OF WONDERFUL FRIEND TO SO MANY OF US!!!!! We love you!!!! Stay warm during these snowy days...And know that you and Terri are in our thoughts!!! Love to you, my dear friend!!! You always bring such cheer wherever you go!! You inspire me!!! ~Janine XO

Diana said...

Hi Bernie,
I am so glad to hear that Teresa is doing good. I think about her a lot and would love to meet with her in person. And you too Bernie, actually it would be fun to have a blogger village convention!
I'm so glad you had a nice lunch and a good day Bernie.
Love Di

Rebecca said...

I'm glad you finally got to a second-hand store, Bernie! Sounds like you had a good time with your friend, Terri. (I'm not sure I've visited her blog....I'll check later).

We've had a productive day. Found 3 free items at a garage sale :) & my husband got the exterior of our newest dollhouse painted.

Then he painted and hung a white star above our porch steps. Me? I scrubbed the kitchen floor & did a little cleaning. We're going to have small group here Sunday night...Hope you have a good rest-of-the-weekend, Bernie!

The Retired One said...

I so agree with you about sharing with friends and how friends make your life so enriched. I don't mind being alone, but when I am with friends I am so much more alive!!
I am so happy you had the day with your friend Terri.
Best Wishes for continued contentment in your life, Bernie. You so deserve it!
With love,
J.

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

I can feel your warmth, the friendship you share, the caring you live. It is such a delight to be a part of your day.

Much love,

Rose Marie

Bernie said...

Joan, to me life is all about family and friends, since I am so far from home my friends are my family and I am blessed to have the wonderful friends I do...Life is good......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rose Marie, thank you, nothing makes me happier than having a wonderful day with friends. Hope you had a fun Halloween....Hugs

Bernie said...

Janine, you are so sweet. I am so very happy you are doing so well, now we must get the prayers going for Eddie's wife and sister...that family has been hit hard by that horrible disease.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Diana, I would of loved for you to have been with us, your sense of humur would of made my day.
Stay well my friend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, sounds like you had a very productive day, those are my kind of day! Yes my first time in a thrift shop and they had some lovely clothes there as well as many other items of jewellry, even household items...I know you would of enjoyed it. I was surprise by the quality of everything and very impressed......:-) Hugs

sm said...

nice blog

Fairy Footprints said...

Bernie thanks for stopping by today and your prayers for the sick little one. She is doing better this evening. Thank you.

Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Heidi

Gloria said...

It's my first visit to your blog and how happy I am to have taken the time. A lovely and loving first read for me. I enjoyed every word.

I am soon to be 53 and for the first time in my life I too feel truly contented. What a wonderful feeling that is.

Loved reading this. Made me feel as if I'd been hugged. You have a new follower:)

Have a great week!

Bernie said...

sm, thank you....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Heidi, I was so hoping she was feeling better....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gloria, welcome to my blog, so happy you came for a visit and decided to stay.....:-) Hugs

Blessings each day said...

Good, very early, morning Bernie,

I am doing some early morning commenting but boy I am getting sleepy now, but this may be the only way I get it done when I can.

How sweet that you had lunch with Teresa...that surely would be a treat, to have lunch with you!!

I do pray that we are all protected from that H1N1 flu and I hate hearing when someone has contracted it, but thank the Good Lord that there are some medications for it.

Thank you for sharing your days with us, Bernie, it is always a blessing for me.

blessings and happy hugs,

marcy

Maggie May said...

Glad you could share with your friend and thank you for your friendship to me.

Snow already......... winter is on its way though for us hopefully no snow for a while, sometimes not at all.

Nuts in May

Brenda Leyland said...

Hi Bernie, Haven't been for a visit for a little while, so I came to see what you're up to. Had a nice browse. Glad your snazzy yellow car is still in your sidebar!

Hasn't the weather been gorgeous after that wee bout with winter?

Wishing you a happy evening.

Garnetrose said...

good morning Bernie. I hope you are enjoying the winter weather. I like winter time but traveling can be a real hassle. I hope your friend's daugter's fiance gets well. It is such a nasty thing for some people. It was so nice of your friend to give you all those goodies. Sounds like you had great time. *s*