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Thankful for Life-Long Friends, Shopping Trips and Food!

So here where I live we have “Deer Day”, which is a day off school so everyone can hunt the opening Monday of deer season. I know, it sounds a bit redneck, but around here most of us hunt and eat deer meat. That’s what was for supper last night at my house, my son killed a nice buck and my hubby butchered it and we had fresh deer tenderloins with some mashed potatoes and biscuits. (I know, not very healthy- but it is like a twice a year dinner we have)

Since I do not hunt, but just prepare and eat the delicious meat, I am off to go shopping with one of my besties since 4th grade. Yeah! Now we live in a very rural area, it takes me half an hour to get to the closest Walmart, so when we go off the “city” the first thing this chunky girl starts thinking, is where are we gonna eat today? So many yummy choices, how will we ever decide? LOL

I have on my mind going to the Goodwill there, because in the past I have scored some great stuff there. There are also a few good “junk” stores, which I would love to hit today, also. I am getting excited about Christmas, but I know better than to start shopping too early- I end up overbuying when I try to. I wait until closer, so when I say we’re done- I won’t be tempted to go buy more.

So having a great friend like mine is great, she and I don’t talk a lot, or see each other but a handful of times a year, but when we get together, we are those chatty junior high girls again, if just for a while. When our kids were younger we got together with the kids. Then as they’ve gotten older, we decided it was all about us. So we meet up and spend the day being a little selfish, although we both end up picking up stuff for our sweet kids before the day is up. It is a nice feeling that we still connect after all these years. In life, we all need those connections, and when we find them, we have to hold on to them.  Family is not always about being blood related, Diana is my sister, through and through.

Okay so off to find something to wear!! I hope all have a Blessed day! Write one of your good friends a text, or better yet- drop them an old-fashioned card in the mail, I still love getting mail!! God Bless!!

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1 thought on “Thankful for Life-Long Friends, Shopping Trips and Food!”

  1. I’ve made the trip back to Jersey/Pa only 3x since moving here 7+ yrs ago. It is comforting have those bonds with lifelong friends, where you can pick up right where you left off no matter the time or miles between you. With facetime and video calling, it softens the blow of missing someone, but nothing beats seeing someone in person. To laugh, cry, shop and simply judt be a kid again!
    Hope you have a blast! (And get some bargains on those shopping trips!) 🙂

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