Two days after having fun with family sledding in Eastern Washington, Mamba and I spent a few days on the Washington Coast with my long time friend, Joy.
We walked on the beach; talked about our dreams for the future; went antiquing; and visited with girlfriends Jami, of Jamison Cottage, and Kim who recently did the photography for Late Autumn at Jamison Cottage.
Joy lives up to her name… FULL of JOY. She is also my silliest friend, which means we laughed almost non-stop. We were both so full of stories and goofy humor that we didn’t go to sleep until 3:00 am two nights in a row.
The inn keeper wrapped Joy’s left overs of 3 large chunks of pastrami and 4 or 5 uneaten rolls in a doggy bag, so we could enjoy them with dinner later. We left 9 pound Mamba alone in the car for a few minutes while we ran into the grocery store to get a few more items to complete our meal. When we returned to the car, we found a perfectly clean, empty, white to-go carton upside down in the back seat.
That day, we also stopped by the antique mall, where Jami and Kim have adjacent shops. Their camaraderie was clearly visible.
I could see that they generously share ideas with each other. They are confident in their unique gifts and abilities and are not threatened by one another. They are bonafide Certified Girlfriends™!
Both shops are beautiful and have excellent merchandise, ranging from antique furniture and accessories, to one of a kind stationary, custom jewelry and key chains.
The first evening we were in town, Jami and Kim visited us, the second evening, we went to Jami’s house. I didn’t refrain from picture taking.
While I was unpacking from our trip, I looked toward the table to see Mamba sitting on the chair, fixated on this bag of dog food and treats. I wonder if this is how she looked just before she ate Joy’s pastrami and rolls.