Monday, May 6, 2013

The Visit



"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."
~ Madeleine L'Engle


My sisters left yesterday.  It is really quiet around here.  The guest room linens have been laundered and the rooms tidied.  Memories have been stored.  We had a good time together talking, eating, shopping, reminiscing and....sometimes....arguing.  As always those "discussions" end amicably with no biting, scratching or hair pulling--not that we ever did that sort of thing growing up.

The sun shone on the entire visit.  The flowers and trees around town put on an amazing show.  The Artful Garden was a delight.  We dined in and out.  The Baker provided us with a delicious breakfast each morning before retreating to his "aerie" and leaving us to catch up on friends and family.

Oliver basked in the constant attention of treats and doggie toys that were showered on him.   Now he's catching up on his rest and wondering when those ladies, who sound and look a lot like his mistress, will be coming back.





20 comments:

  1. So glad you had a nice visit with your sister. Dogs don't seem to understand what happens to people that were just there and now they aren't. Poor Oliver. Enjoy your nap sweetie.
    Sam

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  2. Glad you had such a wonderful visit!

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  3. oliver looks so sweet and tired, i am a tad jealous as i have no sisters. glad the weather treated you right... good hubby to cook breakfast for all of you

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  4. Three cheers for sister visits ... and no biting or scratching. :)

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  5. How wonderful that you sisters get together year after year and spend this special time together. I think I should initiate something similar with my own!

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  6. Sounds like you had a great time... really nice tradition that you have :)

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  7. I'm loving this artistic picture of Oliver!!! I bet you will be quite sad for awhile, and the house will be very quiet. Perhaps this fall we can get together for a bit, if you have enough time on your trip. I have always wanted siblings, you are very blessed.

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  8. Savor those memories!! And maybe enjoy the quiet tidied house. How nice for the Baker to cook for you!

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  9. I'm glad you are using some of my friend's ideas, did you see her upside down wine glasses holding small vases? Good for small candles too!

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  10. I am so happy the weather was better for their visit! I am not sure how I'll handle our string of sunshine this week! :D

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  11. Sounds like a great visit for
    everyone. I'm glad you had fun.

    M :)

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  12. How wonderful you and your sisters are able to get together for a nice long visit. Oliver looks like he might be missing some of the extra attention. Bless him! Bonnie

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  13. Sounds like you all had a great time and I'm glad the weather cooperated:@)

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  14. Glad you all had a great time together!!

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  15. So nice to hear that you had a lovely time together. :)

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  16. It is always so quiet when family leaves... kind of sad and kind of nice all at once... So glad you enjoyed such a wonderful visit. blessings ~ tanna

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  17. Sounds wonderful. What a blessing to have sisters to spend time with!

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  19. Oliver is absolutely gorgeous! Glad you had such a wonderful visit and wanted to thank you for popping by my blog xo

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  20. Awww...sweet Oliver looks pooped. Glad you had a good visit wit your sisters.

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