Friday, November 12, 2010

Lovin' My Friends


This morning my friend brought me a Pumpkin Latte from Starbucks. YUM! On this chilly morning drinking my latte makes me feel warm and cozy - and thankful for my friendships. I'm a southern girl, grew up in Texas where we say things like "I'm fixin' (as in I'm about to)" and "lovin'" and "y'all come back." In spite of all my years of travel across the U.S. and spending lots of time in my hubby's southwest, I never lost use of those southern words. Another thing I've kept is the southern hospitable way that my family taught me. My daddy is an old-time preacher and never meets a stranger. My mother was an elegant lady who always was seen with a smile. Their friendly manner in life taught me much about how to treasure friendships, like bringing a friend a Pumpkin Latte. So in my current state of life with my fixer upper in an area I did not grow up in, I have chosen to make friends. This week the subject of lovin' my friends and making new ones has constantly been on my mind. Last night, for instance, I went to Carriage House Antiques and helped my friend, owner Bunny, clean the shop for her and her husband's second anniversary this weekend. It just felt good to help someone without asking for anything. That's what lovin' friends is all about.


 
Have a fun Friday, my friend! And come back soon to visit. I'd love to hear from you.

4 comments:

Tammy said...

Aren't you a sweetie! Her shop is gorgeous! I'm fixin to find me a store like that! lol

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Thank you! Yes, it would be fun to take my blogging friends with me to her shop. And I like that "fixin to"! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's wonderful to have good friends! I am blessed with friends that have stuck with me through her years! I had a blog friend mention the Pumpkin Latte at Starbucks! Sounds wonderful! ♥

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

My friend made my day, and the Pumpkin Latte was delicious! First time I'd ever tried it.