Thursday, December 04, 2008

Gabbing with the Girls

So, trying to get the girls together for drinks or brunch or pretty much any outing is always a challenge. We often have schedule conflicts and when it comes to food, we all have different tastes. We're trying to plan to get together this weekend - Sunday, in fact - and my email inbox is filled with RE: sunday brunch messages. We spent the afternoon exchanging emails regarding the price point, potential locations, menu options, time, etc. and, finally, after a couple hours of exchanges decided on a place with an acceptable menu and an ok price point. Well, actually we have no idea what's on the menu or what the prices are because we only had a small and incomplete review to go on. But the location was right (we're coming from different directions) and none of us have been and we're an adventurous sort of group. I'm sure I'll let you know if it was fab or drab! It seems the busy our lives get and more different they become from each other, the more desperate we become to spend quality time together. We used to see each other all the time and now we're lucky if we can get our group together even once a month. It's sad overall but oh-so-happy when we actually get the chance to hang out. It's all chat, chat, chat non-stop with multiple conversations being had simultaneously. And we all still manage to stuff our faces, too. We're talented girls, we are. I sure am glad to have the opportunity to hang out with my friends this weekend because I've been missing them lots since Urban Cowboy and I have been lying low lately and they are all so busy with their own lives. Especially L, who I miss tremendously, because she is hard at work trying to complete the semester with good grades. My charge to you, then, is to think about the people you enjoy spending time with and put forth the effort to get them together and hang out. Your emotional and mental health will thank you for it!

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