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?