A chilly, damp afternoon and I had plans. It was a day to visit my friend Elizabeth. I've written about her so many times, that I think you must all know her. Yesterday, she met me at the door looking so pretty. Still very fashionable and takes such care with her appearance. She had beige slacks with a belt, a darker shade sweater underneath this animal print top. She always comes to the door with her pups Bello, and Foxy. They all three make me feel welcome. A fire was lit in the fireplace and we sat for a while...visiting before we had tea. She prepared the tea and we carried it over to the table by the window. Looking around, I saw Christmas decorations. Not too much....just enough. I had made a key lime pie and we shared a couple of pieces. Tea with her little pitcher of rum to splash in...so good. It made a simple cup of tea festive. When we were finished, we went back to the fire and Bello jumped up in my lap....Foxy in her bed near our feet while Elizabeth knitted a prayer shawl for Church. She is such an active lady...working on projects for our Church. She helped with the Advent decorating, and Father asked her to help with a cookbook project he's starting. She shops occasionally, gets pictures from family on her IPad, listens to music, watches sports, and takes loving care of her pups.
I asked permission to take the picture and she laughed and said, "Of course." She then showed me a picture of her in a Mexican hat and serape on her birthday this year. You might know that this "hip lady" showed me the picture on her IPad from Facebook.
As we continued visiting, I told her about my life and how stressful it has been with my fall cleanup in the yard, getting ready for Thanksgiving and now Christmas preparations. I said this to her, "Everyone should have an Elizabeth in their life." When I am with her a feeling of peace comes over me...she always makes me feel comfortable. A visit with her was just the thing to do yesterday.... to make me realize how important it is to keep busy as I age...and know when to relax and just enjoy life.