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Today I went missing in action to surprise a SPARK friend.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I knew yesterday my Spark friend in the Southern part of the state was doing a book signing for her first illustrated children's book.
We visit together about once a month and I had been able to see the pictures and concept of her first book/

I was up early and decided DH and I would walk in to the Library and surprise her.

We drove to the library almost two hours away, she was sitting at a table with the books all spread out. There were people in front of the table who were getting books signed. My Spark friend was talking with them and she saw DH and I behind her fans. She jumped out of her seat and rushed across the room laughing and shouting and so excited to see us. She was surprised.

It made my day, we stayed for a while but we were getting hungry so we left and ate then DH and I walked up to her house at the top of a hill and turned at the top and we were happy to be going down.

Recently our rail trail walks have been without many inclines. My legs had a burn, I will have to get to my Strength training and this was a wake up call.

DH and I went back and others were buying books. My friend had a few family members and another friend from her past. I sat with them and we coloured Pages made from the colorful book and we chatted and got to know one another.

DH found another DH so he had a good time too.
I had to give up my Spark time and it was so worth it to be there to support her moment of success.
Then DH and I had to leave to drive back home.
I had dinner to fix and started to Spark way too late.
I hope to catch up tomorrow. Only now will I read my Spark friends comments on my Blog.

Way to go. emoticon

WELL DONE emoticon

Spark friend and HERE'S to many more publishing. emoticon

PS I got books signed too for my grands who love My friends art work.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EMMACORY 10/22/2013 3:58PM

    How great that you were able to support her. Life is about relationships. emoticon

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LASARRE 10/22/2013 3:02PM


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TXGRANDMA 10/22/2013 2:48PM

    emoticon So glad that you and DH went and met with her! What a wonderful surprise! emoticon

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TERRI289 10/20/2013 10:58PM


You are a great friend!

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BOOBERRY 10/20/2013 9:22PM

    What a nice surprise for you friend sounds like you had a wonderful day.
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EGGBASKET1 10/20/2013 7:58PM


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MARITIMER3 10/20/2013 6:45PM

    It was so nice that you're able to share her special day.

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TWEETYKC00 10/20/2013 6:35PM

    Wow, that sounds like a great day! I am glad you could all enjoy yourselves!

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IMAGINGPRO 10/20/2013 5:59PM

    That was just the most special event in her and your life. It was really great for you to do that. I know that she will cherish it always.

I am so happy that she was having her book published and was having a signing. I know that she was so happy with her success.

I am so happy for you and your DH that you had such a wonderful day. I know the grandchildren are going to be so surprised and happy with the books.

Hope your day today was a good one too.

Best wishes to you.


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NEEDSHELP52 10/20/2013 4:47PM

    Pat, that was great and what a surprise for her. HUGS, Terry

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MILLISMA 10/20/2013 4:03PM

    What a wonderful day and a special treat for your grandkids to be getting signed books. I know you said she made your day but it's obvious you made hers!!!!

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HARROWJET 10/20/2013 1:31PM

    How nice that you could do that. I know it meant a lot to her.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/20/2013 12:25PM

    I hope your friend's book is very successful! How exciting it must have been for her to see you there. Way to have fun, Pat!

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 10/20/2013 12:05PM

    Nora, your blog made me think of this quote:
"Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

You certainly made her happy... which made YOU happy!

. . . s u s y . . .

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/20/2013 11:43AM

    Sounds like a fun day!

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JUSTYNA7 10/20/2013 9:42AM

    It's a give and take thing... or Gift and Gain!

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I.M.MAGIC 10/20/2013 9:40AM

    We all need days like that--giving AND receiving! LOL

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2013 9:17AM

    What a wonderful way to spend the day! I am sure your friend was so appreciative of your support! HUGS and hope today is a good day.

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GOANNA2 10/20/2013 9:04AM

    Sounds like a successful book launch. So glad
you surprised your friend and she was happy
to see you there. Sounds like an amazing day.
I hope you got some much needed rest and that
your legs have recovered from the unfamiliar
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IOEINC 10/20/2013 8:53AM


Sounds like another great day for you and Fred!!!

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GRLTAZ 10/20/2013 8:32AM

    Aww, that is so cool. Glad you had such a great day !

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EFFIEANNIE 10/20/2013 8:30AM

    Sounds like a very pleasant day.

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PICKIE98 10/20/2013 8:14AM

    That is pretty neat!! How thrilled she must have been to see a friend supporting her.

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BETHGILLIGAN 10/20/2013 8:08AM

    What a wonderful surprise for your friend!! I agree with others--that was definitely a Spark day!!!

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CHALLENGER15 10/20/2013 6:53AM

    I think it was STILL a Spark day, Pat! What a nice thing for you and Fred to do!

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NASFKAB 10/20/2013 5:16AM

  seems that an emoticon day was had by all

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OURELEE1 10/20/2013 4:38AM

  What a great day

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RD03875 10/20/2013 2:10AM

    Sounds like a wonderful fun day!

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GDY2SHUZ 10/20/2013 2:00AM

    A wonderful day and a good surprise for your friend. Nice for DH to find company.

You sound a little better today. good for you. Have a good sleep tonight. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/20/2013 1:46AM

    It sounds like that was a fun day had by all.

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HOLDINGMYOWN 10/20/2013 1:21AM

    That is emoticon Pat...

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GLASSART43 10/20/2013 1:16AM

    Pat, I'm impressed that you got a good walk in with all of the driving. Your friend is lucky to have your support!

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ARTJAC 10/20/2013 1:16AM

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MARTYLYNN1 10/20/2013 1:04AM

    What a fun day, surprising your friend like that. Glad you had a good day.

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GRACEISENUF 10/20/2013 12:28AM

    Sounds like a great day and what a supportive friend you are. I am sure that was a special blessing to your friend.


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LITTLEWIND53 10/20/2013 12:28AM

    Sounds like a lively day, and who cares if you missed Sparking for the day. Supporting your friend and having a positive supporting day is extremely important also.....

Have a good night.


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FITFRIT 10/20/2013 12:04AM

    What an amazing day to be a part of

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