Friday, January 02, 2009

lucky girl

On Tuesday, I called Jill to see if we could come over and bring her gifts, finally. Instead, she offered to come to my house, and she brought lunch!

This Pizza Factory alfredo/tomato/ham pizza was delish.

Exchanging gifts with Jill is always one of my favorite parts of Christmas.

She thinks she's not very good at receiving gifts/reacting, but I disagree. I love to give her gifts because she is always so appreciative. She didn't even mind that I gave her a trash can for Christmas! (it just seemed like she really needed a new one)

She also told me that the gifts I've given her have lasting value, which made me get a little teary. That's one of the best compliments I've ever received.

She gave me a headlamp, which has life-changing possibilities, and a gift certificate for a pedicure -- woohoo! But best of all...

an offer to take Eva for one Wednesday out of every month, for the whole day! I honestly cannot think of a better gift. I'd call it Glorious Wednesdays if it didn't take away from the alliterative value.

In fact, I almost think it's too generous. As Jessie said, "and this is Eva we're talking about." So, we'll give it a try, but I've given her an escape clause if it proves to be too much.

I don't know how I got to be such a lucky girl! Thanks for everything, Jill.

13 comments:

charlotte said...

I love the value you place on alliteration :) That is such a wonderful and thoughtful gift--what a great blessing it is to have such a real and true friend.

Amy said...

You are a very lucky girl, but I don't think Jill exactly gets the short end of the stick! Your friendship with each other is something to be admired.

Crystalyn said...

ooh...you are a lucky girl! what an amazing gift. those are the best kind. my sister gave me two weekends kid-free for christmas and it was by far the greatest gift i was given.

yay for wonderful friends! and glorious wednesdays : )

Crystalyn said...

p.s. love your banner!

Kelly said...

I love how your gifts to each other are always so intentional and thoughtful. 2 lucky girls, I think. Or maybe 3 -- I'm sure Eva will also love her Wonderful Wednesdays with Jill.

Becky Heard said...

Yum. I love the pic of the pizza. LOL. :-)

Amanda :-) said...

I'm looking forward to you blogging about what you get up to on Wednesdays - and looking forward to seeing what Jill gets up to with Eva. That's a sort of double-goodness for us blog readers! :-)

wende said...

oh michelle! i have missed reading your blog! i just spend the last few minutes getting all caught up on your christmas activities and i have to say - everything looks so beautiful! i'm so glad you had such a nice visit with your parents - and i will be looking for your fondue recipe! yum!

thanks for sharing your story. you are a delight!

Hannah said...

What wonderful gifts you two give to each other! Lasting value would be one of the best compliments, I totally get that.

Wonderful Wednesdays...such a great idea! The friendship you two have is priceless and a great example to me.

Robyn said...

You guys are so lucky to have each other- that kind of friendship is rare! Jill is a great service-giver, that is for sure. I am sure that it will now be hard to decide if Wednesdays or Fridays are your favorite day of the week! Enjoy!

Susan said...

Yes, that Jill-girl is a keeper!! As a mother (yours!) I am so appreciative of the friendship that the two of you share. Those kind of relationships come along only a few times in a lifetime. Thank heavens for the eternitys.

Great photos, pizza looks awesome. The two of you are too cute and perfectly suited for best friends.

I feel happy!

carlo said...

wonderful wednesdays, what a gift.

oh the two of you...so wonderful to each other. your gifts to her are always amazing, too

i love that jill is so thoughtful and so fantastic. your friendship is such a treasure, i can tell

amy m said...

Those are the best kinds of gifts and I couldn't imagine a better person to be the recipient. Once again the thoughtful Jill strikes.

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