Sunday, February 11, 2007

antiques anyone?

my west coast sister is here in the prairies ... visiting and experiencing our dry cold! we teased her about the timing of this visit ... the dead of winter, during an extremely frigid spell ... she said atleast there's no mosquitoes! :o)

i picked her up from the city yesterday and brought her out to our little area ... we braved the weather to go out walking ... one of our stops was the local antique shop ... she loved it and educated me on the hidden treasures she found ... at a very reasonable price. .... as she handled an item, she would whisper its west coast worth to me ... her eyes would glow as she contemplated a purchase ... it was fun! ... i only wish we would have had more time ...

her visit was a breath of springtime during this prolonged period of cold ... just what my winter weary heart needed ...


15 comments:

Sista Cala said...

She did what we all should do with circumstances that are less than our comfort zone. She picked out a positive to focus on.

I needed that reminder today. Thanks. PT2006

Jammie J. said...

That's what I always say when I visit my friend in Texas in the winter. Well she lives in Oklahoma now, but still, they grow mosquitos there in the summer the size of pigeons! *big eyes*

I'm so glad you're sister's visiting. How long will she be there with you? :)

jel said...

Glad you got to spend some time with her!
Huggs

Saija said...

pt ... you are blogging now! cool ... :o) ... and yes, she picked out a positive and her enjoyment of everything around her was contagious!

jeanette ... i took her back to the city yesterday - and she travels 400 miles north during midweek - to return on friday ... so weather permitting, i'm hoping for atleast one more face to face visit ... it's sad she lives so far away, but i'm so glad she decided to visit ... :o)

jel ... me too ... bonus! even though the time went way too fast ... but good visits tend to do that, don't they? huggs backatcha

daisymarie said...

What a wonderful gift: to be together. I can only imagine the special conversation and the treasure of the whispered joys!

Terry said...

Dear Saija...David has been ill for the last few days...He needs our prayers..

I will talk to you later...Love Terry



Your dear sister looks so happy!

Saija said...

tina ... it was a warm treat, midst the cold winter ... :o)

terry ... will be praying for david ... poor guy, with his trip coming up soon too!

Catherine said...

She looks like she is having a ball. What a fun day!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I can see (even though she is bundled up) that you two look alike. I am glad you had a good time..Sandy

Praying for your Prodigal said...

I'm so glad you had such a great visit.

Diane

Debra said...

Looks like lots of fun (wish I was there)... I'm glad you've enjoyed your time with your sister! Blessings, Debra

Kathleen Marie said...

Awww...this is so sweet and really makes me miss my three sisters. The closest is 8 hours away.

This is exactly where we would have headed as well, an antique shop followed by a coffee shop.

Hugs to you!

Saija said...

catherine ... we had the sweetest of visits ... :)

Sandy ... maybe the same smile? and she's a young chick, 12 years my junior ...

Diane ... me too - they are few and far between ...

debra ... yes, that antique shopping is fun when atleast one of us knows something about deals to be had! *grinning*

kathleen marie ... the coffee shop was my aunts place - so that was our stop too!

Maggie Ann said...

What fun to go shopping with your sister...she looks sweet as can be..=)

Saija said...

maggie ann ... *smiling* ... she is a sweetie ... i think i may get to see her one more time before she jets home ...