Saturday, November 18, 2006

The girls....

The valley girls came into the city today so we could all go to the Designer Craft Show together. We mananged to spend three hours walking around being utterly amazed by the talent displayed at almost every stall. Hooper and I managed to scratch a few people off of our christmas lists, which was a treat in itself. We sampled amazing jellies and liquers, antipastos and marinades. We laughed at pottery lemon juicers that looked rather like distorted male anatomy so hard that I started choking, and was offered a mint by the vendor of said item. We tried on fabulous hats, Karen being the queen of such things, and felted belts, found Hooper the perfect ring, and generally just had a great time all being together. Nancy found the perfect set of iron fireplace tools for a mere six hundred dollars so she felt she had to leave it. There was a gentleman who etched miniscule pictures on pieces of ivory in such intricate detail it was astounding. Blown glass and more metal works, never mind the textiles. A fabulous way to spend an afternoon.

After the show we went for greek food. We ate beyond our fill, enjoying much laughter and planning for our overnight getaway that is only three weeks away. The gift of friends is probably one of the greatest gifts ever and I treasure all of them.

4 comments:

Shelley said...

You are so right, there is nothing better than time spent with friends. So glad you and the "Valley Girls" had a hoot!

Matt, Christine, Elijah, Joseph & TBA said...

I love hearing that you treasure and spend time with your "Valley" friends. It's great that you had a fun time and are planning a getaway soon.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

that sounds like such a wonderful way to spend the day, feeling a little jealous right about now.

Anonymous said...

Friendships are huge... the friendship I have with my hubby being the best one ever... and it seems to get better each year!

I treasure your friendship. You are a wonderful friend.

Andrea