You know that old children’s song about making new friends, but keeping the old? One is silver and the other is gold?
After a quick Google search, I found that there’s actually a second line to this little jingle:
A circle is round,
it has no end.
That’s how long,
I will be your friend.
This is totally how I feel about these two fabulous ladies that I get together with once a month for dinner.
We’ve known each other for almost 30 years. Long before any of us discovered eyebrow waxing.
We started this monthly tradition last year and we’ve done some serious food damage and story telling ever since. Major love.
Know what else I love? That we can send crazy texts to each other like this one on our way to dinner, and then have an epic FAIL in the process. And share big laughs about it when we get to the restaurant.
I’m sure we annoy the crap out of every poor patron within earshot, but it is crazy good fun. We’ve only missed our get-togethers one time EVER, but my dinner dates have forgiven me since it was the day I found out my amazing mom had breast cancer (she’s done with treatment and doing great, by the way).
We will all be heading to our 20th high school reunion together in a few weeks. As I get (ahem) older, I have a whole new perspective on what it means to be part of the “in” crowd and the value of true, authentic friendships.
At the risk of being one big cliché here, LIFE IS SHORT.
I don’t want to spend my precious time worrying about fitting in or wearing the right brand or having the perfect body. Or eyebrows.
I want to spend the time I have here with people who want to be with me, despite my character flaws and unwashed hair.
The Refrigerator Friends. You know, the ones that you feel comfortable enough with to just walk into their home, open their fridge, and help yourself.
Aaaaaand, somehow it always comes back to food.
In other news, here’s my run re-cap from yesterday:
Guess what? I totally bonked on this run. Speaking of food, I hadn’t eaten enough of it. Or drank nearly enough water. It makes a difference, guys. Let me tell you.
On the top of my to-do list: FOCUS ON WHAT I’M PUTTING IN MY BODY.
What’s up for your weekend? I’d love to hear from you!