Travel Girl Visits

Blanche: What a waste, Rose Nylund in New York!
Rose: [to Dorothy] It’s going to be a great trip, you wait and see. You’re going to be cured, and I’m going to get to see the Big Potato!
[Blanche gives Dorothy a “See?” look]
Dorothy: I said she was comforting, I didn’t say she was smart. –Golden Girls

img_5807This past week Travel Girl, Match’s sister, was in town visiting from Peru. We spent the majority of our time at Match’s parents spending time with his sis and the fam, and also their newest addition to the family, an adorable standard poodle puppy.

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SPT-Gift a Friend

Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn’t one occasion where people celebrate you. … Hallmark doesn’t make a “congratulations, you didn’t marry the wrong guy” card. And where’s the flatware for going on vacation alone? -Carrie, Sex and the City

Today’s SPT challenge was to gift a friend, with something intangible, following this month’s theme of giving.
I didn’t think I had anything for today, as I didn’t see any friends, busy as I was with work. But towards the end of the day, I got an IM from Match’s sister (who I’ve decided to nickname Travel Girl, because she has traveled all over the world) seeing how I was doing. We got to chatting, and she told me how she’s been lonely, and missing friends from home. I gave her the gift of listening, and being someone she could talk to. We talked about her life, and how she’s doing living in South America (she’s currently residing in Peru), and how she misses stability. It was so nice to connect with her, even for that brief moment.

I didn’t have a picture of our chat, but this is me looking through her pics on facebook, of all her many travels. Her latest pictures are from Argentina, and they’re amazing! img00045-00000