Good morning! We finally had a gorgeous day in Brainerd on Friday after some severe storms in the area on Thursday night. I met three of my good friends on the bike trail and we went for a morning ride.
These three friends of mine are girls I used to work with. To stay in touch, each month we take a turn choosing an activity we do as a group. Sometimes it is as simple as getting together for lunch or a movie. Other times we have spent weekends doing murder mystery parties, Wisconsin Dells, camping, weekends on the North Shore… We have done this for years.
We each have a charm bracelet that we add a charm to for each event. Doing this for years, we now have three charm bracelets of memories. (The picture below is not any where near as clear as I wanted it to be, but you can see some of the charms):
The banana: when we pretended we were all too busy to do something for Sara’s birthday and then donned masks and kidnapped her from her home by banana point.
The pig: Pig Races in Leader Minnesota (a must attend event when in the area)
Two hearts: Ole and Lena’s Wedding – a play in Duluth Minnesota, a surprise event for my birthday
The flag: 4th of July camp out at Cindy’s with food and a camp fire and lots of laughs
Wine and Cheese: Is our formal overnight stay at the mansions in Little Falls
Each charm tells a story, and yesterday we added a bike charm to our bracelets. I love spending time with these girls. Next month (July) is my month to plan. I am hoping we are going to be able to go to the Blueberry Festival up North and stay at our cabin for the weekend.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay awhile, make footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same.
Tornadoes swept through Minnesota Thursday night doing severe damage in Wadena , a town about 45 miles from where I live in. There will be a lot of work needed to be done in that area and at this time they are not taking volunteers until they can assess the damage better. Thank you to those who checked in on me… the blogging community never ceases to astound me – thank you to Sharon (Sharon’s Garden of book reviews) who checked on me through Facebook and Esme from (Chocolate’s and Croissants) who called me to make sure we were ok.