Yep, over the last two weeks I have overdosed - on girlfriends. And I'm feeling great.
Nothing like a good dose of chat, shopping, eating, caffeine fixes and trying great wine to crank up the excitement levels and make the days look brighter than ever.
As I live in the Sounds, which is kind of remote when it comes to catching a coffee with a friend, this has been special. My closest friends live at opposite ends of the country so to see them within two weeks is amazing. Normally, I can go for a week or more without talking to anyone face to face, except my man, of course. But, love him as I do, he doesn't cut it when it comes to:
discussing fashion, - what's wrong with those gumboots?,
swapping fancy recipes, chuck a steak on the barbecue, why don't you?,
drinking great coffee or bubbles, I'll pour those for you. Ahh, no, thanks.
My twelve days of fun started with the arrival of my daughter and her partner and my eleven month grandson. Okay, not all females, but I'm close to my daughter and we have lots of laughs and talks about anything and everything. We have stopped swapping clothes and fashion ideas, but still enjoy the same foods.
Next a girlfriend and I had a short trip to Auckland to see the Cirque de Soleil Michael Jackson show. Now I'm not a huge fan of Michael Jackson but love shows, and this one was well worth going to. But the best part of our time away was talking non stop - even when the lights were out and we should've been getting our beauty sleep, cruising through more shops than I've seen in months, trying yummy platters, and of course the bubbles. Did I mention talking? Two days later and we headed back to my friend's home in Christchurch and our men, who apparently had a great time not talking too much, eating out, and watching sport.
The day after I returned home from this trip my other girlfriend arrived for four days solid catch up involving - you get it. I shouldn't have a voice left, but drinking lots of water helps. :) Apparently we never came up for air, and when my friend offered to take me and my man to lunch on the way to the airport my DB declined, saying he didn't see how we'd be able to eat anything while still talking.
I finished this all off last night at my writer's group meeting, where we - talked.
And today I'm still buzzing, the sky looks bluer than usual despite being cloudy. even my office is looking enticing. Oh the power of friends. At times everyone needs a good dose of girlfriendship. Is that a word? It is now.
What about you? Do you put time aside for your special friends?
Sounds like an awesome time and I so love getting together with friends I work full time so I do talk a lot at work :) a lot of that is complaining about having to go to work LOL and I have my best friend living 3 houses away and I have 3 daughters and a daughter in law that I am really close to and once a month I go to lunch with my romance reader friends (which is this Sunday :)) so I talk heaps and never tire of it and yes drinking lots of water helps but girlfriends are the best
Unfortunately, Helen, as a writer I work alone, except for all the characters in my head. I'd probably be certified if I started talking to them out loud.Delete
I love long boozy lunches with girlfriends. :-)ReplyDelete
Yeah, Amy, aren't they the best.Delete
To be perfectly honest, I haven't been putting enough time aside for special friends while I have been studying. I am definitely intending to do so now that I have finished my degree.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had a fantastic couple of weeks, and it sounds like you live in a great location too (except when the Aratere decides to drop a propellor)
It's wonderful here, especially now that summer's coming and more people are returning to their baches. (summer houses) The Aratere did its thing in a different sound so didn't have that excitement on our doorstep.Delete
Probably just as well it was a different Sound - it could have been a little distracting.Delete
I definitely understand the term bach as a Kiwi, but can see why others might not understand the lingo.
Sounds like so much fun, Sue. I love my gal pals. As I've lived in a few different places, I have groups in different cities (and countries), so it is always so much fun to catch up. Especially love catching up with my old school friends. Nothing like hanging out with a bunch of girls who've known you since you wore pigtails!ReplyDelete
LOL Jennifer at the pigtails. I've got two friends from those days and I love how we can pick up a conversation after months and it's like we haven't been apart.Delete
Sue, you've made me realise I'm not catching up with my girlfriends nearly as much as I'd like to - even on the phone! It's all too easy to get wrapped up in the day to day stuff and forget what's really important! So thanks for the reminder! Note to self: ring Wales for a cosy girl-friend chat tomorrow morning!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had an awesome time!
Sharon, you are so right. It is easy to get caught with day to day stuff and put the girlfriends on the backburner. But the good thing about close friends is that they forgive you.Delete
I love catching up with my girlfriends, Sue. In fact, I snuck out yesterday afternoon for coffee with a friend and we had a great time. My sister is in the area for the first time since August and this evening we're hunkering down for lots of quality girl time. Happy sighs. :-)ReplyDelete
Yeah, Michelle, hope you had lovely times with your friend and sister. There's really nothing like girl catch up.Delete