Thursday, March 22, 2012
Last night was "Biscuit Night." This means that I met with all my girls for a little hook and needle time. Only last night we met at Annie's house so that we could enjoy some wine and food and we didn't have to worry about offending the other patrons at Panera's. And there we sat, around Annie's kitchen table. Several conversations going on at the same time. I can still see the mischievous sparkle in Mel's eyes as she discussed her upcoming plans for this weekend...and the flush on Chelsey's face as she told the story of her first evening spent with "C"....ahh, new love. I can still hear the laughter over definitions on Urban Dictionary....I DO NOT HAVE THAT!...and the tears coming down Jen's face as she snorted with laughter. I can still smell the fresh chocolate chip cookies that Nicole made...and the sausage and cheese wantons that Annie made...deliciousness. I can still feel the delight of having Deb join us after a long absence (since Christmas!?!)....and the pleasure on Dawn's face as she opened her birthday gifts (Happy Birthday Sweet Lady!)
It was one of those special evenings that makes me so thankful for these wonderful ladies. We are unique and different, but still true friend with no judgement. Just knowing that they "have my back," should I ever need them, warms and sustains me. We all met in odd ways...noticing yarn in a stranger's bag at the gym....commenting on a photo of a mutual friend on facebook...but somehow it was meant to be...we like minded ladies were supposed meet and while some were missing because they live too far away, they are always with us in spirit. There is something so special about that chemistry between real friends. As I said last night...We are better than family. We picked each other. That's pretty dang special! Thank you ladies!
P.S. My sincerest apologies to Andrew, Annie's husband, who was upstairs trying to study for school....I hope you were able to get something accomplished with all that racket in your kitchen!