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Friday, September 30, 2005

Morning Folks 09 30 05

Yesterday's blog was about nurturing oneself in the workplace. Today's is about one of those who nurtures me. For those of you who don't know Melinda, she is a dear friend whom I met at church years ago. We've been in choir together, served on committees and shared mutual friends. And we now work in the same office every day. She is one of my closest friends. Her husband George is also a dear friend who is the best partner at board games. We always win when we are on the same team. George and Melinda and their two daughters, Lynn and Emily (Emzers to some of us)are my surregate family when mine isn't around. They nurture me and include me as one of their own when family functions happen at church. Her girls sometimes bring me little toy animals and things for my "grown up" toy box that I keep in my desk drawer. But I think Melinda is the most nurturing when she greets me each day with a smile and always has something nice to say to me and it just lifts my spirits.
She made this button bouquet for my birthday. It matches my office colors. Aren't they sweet? She is so talented. You should see the itty bitty quilt she made that hangs on my wall. And you should see the large quilt she made that she shares with the whole office as it hangs on the wall in the Treasurer's office. It is gorgeous.

Thursday, Melinda's Sweetheart sent her flowers for their 27th wedding anniversary and they are just beautiful. I thought I would post them in my blog so you could how lovely these orchids and carnations and hydrangeas are in their pretty purple vase. I took these pictures with my telephone camera so they aren't the best quality.
But you can see how lovely they are and how George's gift made her workplace and mine so much brighter. Just like she does! Don't you all wish you worked with Melinda every day?


I have many wonderful friends who nurture me. Another friend, Kitty, spoke about that in the comment she left on Wednesday's blog. Kitty is one of our little gang that includes Melinda and George, who nurture each other on a fairly regular basis over some wonderful dinners. I feel so lucky to have all of these friends in my life. I hope you are as blessed as I am.

And this weekend, I am going to spend some time on Saturday on the Cape with Melinda and Andrea and Kathy, admiring Kathy's quilt guild's handiwork. Reminds me of a song written by Dory Previn:

Come Saturday morning
I'm goin' away with my friend(s)
We'll Saturday-spend till the end of the day.
Just I and my friend;
We'll travel for miles in our Saturday smiles.
And then we'll move on,
But we will remember long after Saturday's gone
(Come Saturday morning, come Saturday mo-o-rning)

Come Saturday morning
I'm goin' away with my friend
We'll Saturday-laugh more than half of the day
Just I and my friend(s)
Dressed up in our rings and our Saturday things
And then we'll move on
But we will remember long after Saturday's gone
(Come Saturday morning, come Saturday morning)

Have a great weekend! And hug a friend.


PS. Today would have been my Grandmother's 106th birthday. Happy Birthday Gram.
PPS. Don't forget Rabbit RAbbit Rabbit on Saturday Morning!


  1. You think you're lucky? We have the good fortune of having you in our lives. You brighten our day.
    Melinda and the Gang

  2. Hey, I want to see the quilts, although the flowers are beautiful too!!! I'll see Melinda this weekend too! The few times I've met her, she's been very warm and gracious. Suz you are lucky to have nice friends and also have them to work with!!!


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