Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dinner With Fiona

The last couple of days have been insanely busy for me, so I haven't had much time to goof off do really important things blog. I love surreptitiously logging onto my blog at work and reading all your comments. You're all wonderful -- even when you're a wee bit cantankerous, and sometimes those are even my favorite comments. I appreciate so much that you take the time to visit my boring-little-blog and leave comments, and I just wanted to say thank you. So, thank you...!

Today I am meeting a school friend for dinner. (I'll call her Fiona because I like that name...) When Fiona and I were in grade eight, it was her first day in our new, strange school. The teacher asked someone to volunteer sharing a locker with her, and "yours truly" offered. Fiona and I became fast friends, and I invited her home for dinner one night after school. She and my mother were chatting in the kitchen, and I could hear their conversation become more and more animated, until they were almost shrieking with laughter. It turns out that my new friend Fiona is related to me. Her father and my mother were cousins, and both are from South Africa. All together now -- what a small world...! Fiona and I have been close friends ever since then. She is in town for one day today, and has invited me to have dinner with her. We have chosen a very swanky restaurant, because -- well -- why not?

Have a fabulous day, everyone. You deserve it.

20 comments:

Rebecca said...

That's right! Why NOT?

I don't believe in coincidences. Everything is directed by the Most High in my opinion.

You make me smile girly...I always LOVE my visits.

xoRebecca

Single and Sane said...

You have the most amazing things happen to you!

Land of shimp said...

Have a marvelous time, Jo :-) If a lifelong friendship isn't a good enough reason to have the best meal possible then we are living in a world without reason, I say.

Order dessert, have an extra glass of wine. Enduring friendship is something that should be celebrated. Tonight you can be Ladies minus the Lairds...and won't that be a bit more fun anyway? ;-)

Sam Liu said...

Wow, that's amazing! How brilliant that you should both meet in the same school, you're very right - it is a small world.

Hope you enjoy your sumptuous meal :D

gigihawaii said...

ooo, have a glass of champagne for me. Glad you and she are still best friends.

The Bug said...

That is truly amazing - & I'm glad you've stayed friends. I'm trying to talk Dr. M into going out for Mexican food tonight - we weren't up for the Cinco de Mayo crowds, but maybe it will be calmer tonight.

Hope you have a GREAT time!

Paula Slade said...

Hope you have a marvelous time Jo!

PinkPanthress said...

Unbelievable! :o

It is a small World!

Dudette said...

Love your picture!

Carol said...

Hey Jo, First, I do love your new photo...very flattering I think. Thanks for leaving a note on my blog..Jim goes for an MRI tomorrow and maybe we will finally get some concrete news. Thats quite a story about your friend/relative! Cheers!!

Deedee said...

Hope you had a great time at dinner, Jo. Synchronicity is way too common to be a fluke. Like Rebecca, I see the subtle and mighty workings of an amazing power behind all the little "coincidences" in the universe-it's incredible, isn't it?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Have a wonderful evening with your cousin-friend! Wish we were all there with you - and wouldn't THAT be a crowd?

pilgrimchick said...

How fantastic! It's amazing what the benefits of being kind can be.

DJan said...

Hey, this is just great! Are you going to let us know how it all goes? And thank you so much for your blog, thinking about how much you enrich my life!

Amy said...

Jo, I love positive posts like this. Good friends are treasures to be valued above all else. Next week I'll be attending my 45th high school reunion - so far 14 of the original 22 graduates (all women) will be attending. I consider it a "sisterhood" - we'll have one dinner together at a home in SF and then a special dinner night with 3 of the most special friends on the next!

Charles Gramlich said...

Strangely, Fiona is not that common a name but that's the second time I've heard it today.

Carl said...

Hope you have /had a wonderful time and enjoyed your friends company. Dinner with friends is one of the best things in the world.

Nes said...

Hey Jo! You are so lucky! I love meeting up with old friends, though I haven't in a while.

And you know what? I'm lucky too, for stumbling upon your happy little NOT BORING blog one day. Thank you for being so...you!

Hoping you're smiling as you read this (maybe at work?)
Nes

Katy said...

I took your advise and took my mom out to dinner last night. At a nice resturant. A friend of mine had given me a gift card to this resturarnt for Christmas, but I haven't been because I have been waiting for the right time. After reading your post I thought, "Why can't Thursday be the right time?"

Thanks Jo!

Jo said...

Aw.... thank you everyone. I haven't had time to respond to each of you personally, but my goodness, I love you all...! What a fabulous ♥♪♥♫ bunch of people you are...!

Cheers,

Jo