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Friends ~n~ the Fire

September 30, 2011

As much as I could write nothing about Friends…I could write 100 different 5 minutes Fridays on the subject. I have volumes and nothing to say all at the same time.

So I will say this…..

I have started again and bringing new people in has not been as intimidating as I had thought. We have always had Sunday Dinner for years… but now we are bringing new people into it.

We take the big nature walk through the woods and after climbing the last hill we sit on the deck drinking tall glasses of tea.
Stock which simmered for days now turned into nourishing soup is offered out in big bowls.
Smiley chubby babies are passed around as we finish up dinner.
Husbands start fires and kids get a little crazy.


As the sun goes down

the blankets are spread in the yard with kids discussing the fine art of s’mores.

Babies become entranced in the flames and children busy with marshmallows, leave adults to talk.


I sit back and listen to the soundtrack of the moment…

The deep tones of husbands discussing music and movies

The laughter of women

Children drifting off as they stare deep into the sky.

I thought this would be hard. I had only been burned before… but now I am warmed.

Warmed by like minded people.

I haven’t been disappointed since I started again….

Did you write a 5minute Friday? I would love to read it. These past two weeks of 5min Friday have been tough ones right? Either way  leave a comment so I can find my way to your writing.~T

23 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2011 10:01 am

    You paint beautiful word pictures, full of hope and encouragement. Well said!

    • September 30, 2011 10:08 am

      thank you.
      I hope I can encourage anyone who doesn’t really know if it’s worth it to step out.
      It can be a great experience it.

  2. September 30, 2011 10:03 am

    One of the best way to connect with others is through a weekly routine – your Sunday dinners sound great ! Bravo to you for deciding to actively choose the friends you want to include.

    • September 30, 2011 10:08 am

      I think just opening up to the idea and then providing a casual setting really helps.

  3. September 30, 2011 10:45 am

    don’t forget the vino…then the conversation really gets “aflowing” not drunkerdness but a few walls coming down never hurt anyone….

    fire side chats. Love them.

  4. September 30, 2011 10:49 am

    Felt like I was sitting by your fire, mesmerized by the flames, just like always. Every campfire, always different, is still always the same, aren’t they?

  5. September 30, 2011 10:53 am

    thankful you are finding warmth.
    beautiful writing and words………

  6. September 30, 2011 12:14 pm

    T…beautiful picture…and very encouraging…am finding warmth as well….
    Have a wonderful weekend…

  7. Danelle permalink
    September 30, 2011 12:39 pm

    Sounds like a beautiful “soundtrack” to behold.
    You have a beautiful way to describe these moments.
    Came over from FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY today.
    Have a blessed weekend!

    • September 30, 2011 3:19 pm

      Oh I always think of the current soundtrack….
      I am so glad you stopped by.
      I hope you drop by again!

  8. September 30, 2011 2:45 pm

    Oh how I wish we lived closer, those sounds great. But thank you for the encouragement to try again.

    • September 30, 2011 3:19 pm

      it is great.
      Little by little it will grow into something more for sure.

  9. September 30, 2011 5:05 pm

    Sounds like the perfect evening to me….love easy soup dinners and just spending time together.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog 🙂

  10. September 30, 2011 5:07 pm

    I can’t get enough of your pictures…and words as well of course. Your post is so intruiging..thanks for sharing:).

    • September 30, 2011 5:58 pm

      you are sweetie for sure.
      Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment.
      I really appreciate it!

  11. October 1, 2011 6:16 am

    You write and live so beautifully!
    Thank you for visiting my blog – yes, rainbow spinach/chard and some silver beet. Little one was “digging for worms”.

  12. October 7, 2011 9:19 pm

    extremely fun to read… with you there in all the fun!

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