Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Writer's Wednesday: The Traveling Jewelry Returns

A few months ago I wrote about how two of my life-long friends and I decided to give a grown-up nod to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Katie had the necklace first.  Her husband was awaiting orders from the Army to tell them where they would be stationed, so we thought she needed it.

The idea always seemed like a good one, but I had no idea what an experience it would be to receive the package in the mail.  Reading the journal was like having Katie right there in the room with me--except I couldn't interrupt or ask questions! Wearing the necklace reminds me my friends have chosen to stay with me even though they aren't bound by blood or contract.  I confess: I feel braver wearing it.

Pretty cool.

Although Ange is visiting China and Japan right now, they wanted me to have it when Baby Alexandra arrived. I'm thinking Ange's journal entries about hiking and camping on the Great Wall of China would have been more interesting than me dealing with "nesting" and behaving in a freakish nature to get all the closets cleaned while hoping baby girl didn't arrive before I threw my son's third birthday party and had her nursery prepared.

Then again, Ange is always having adventures.  Baby Girl arrives only once.

See? Friends do know best.

Is our jewelry as magical as the traveling pants? I think so. Katie and her family are being stationed at their top choice.   Max's birthday party was a success, the ladies of the office surprised me with a sweet shower, my home is getting tidier, and I have an obedient daughter who is hanging out in the womb until we have everything prepared for her.



  1. A great book to read, "The Necklace." Just like your experiencing.

  2. You are a magical person, Brandi. I haven't read your book yet, but I look forward to reading it soon. I haven't been up to par recently, but I think your book might be just what the doctor ordered. Don't forget to send me your mailing address so I can help celebrate the new arrival.

  3. Thanks, all!

    I have The Necklace on my nightstand and am looking forward to diving in.

    "You are a magical person...." Awww! I'm going to have to remember where this is posted so I can read it when I'm feeling blue. Thank you!

  4. Yay, for the book on your nightstand. Why am I not surprised.
    Lisa of the Office
    aka anonymous

  5. What a great idea! Best of luck to you as Labor Day approaches. (Did you know I used to be a childbirth educator? I love being part of the excitement of welcoming a new person into the world. It's such an awesome experience, and newborns are precious.)