Last night I had dinner with my three 'best girlfriends'... which we do regularly but not regularly enough. It was a night to catch up on grandchildren and husbands and knee surgeries (past and scheduled) and all the other stuff girlfriends do.
Pam has a new hairdresser so she had a new, shorter hairstyle. She looked pretty cute, and we told her so. That's what girlfriends do.
Kathy was the last to arrive and we called her to find out where she was. "I'm in my car"... oh yeah, but WHERE IS YOUR CAR?? LOL!! Then the hostess didn't know we were waiting for her so we had to stand up and wave. That was a good moment for a big laugh. That's what girlfriends do.
Of course we had coupons -- free appetizer, with lots of gooey Wisconsin cheese on top. Nobody mentioned diets or health-consciousness or the effects of cheese on our cholesterol... at least not last night!
We laughed about how Kathy had told her husband that she had to hurry or Marian would be at the bar getting sloshed and someone had to be there early to stop her -- haha, Kathy, the last to arrive, and Marian, the LAST person ever to either sit at the bar or get sloshed! That's what girlfriends do.
We laughed about how long we've known each other... we worked together at a national fabric chain store in 1987 and 1988, bonding over hand written fabric receipts and figuring out the fractions for 3/8 and 7/8 of a yard. (for the record, .375 and .875 and we had to do the math using a chart and a calculator!!)
So after we updated our phones with everyone's proper emails and phone numbers, we sat over dinner and chatted until they started turning off lights in the restaurant and sweeping the floor, still telling more stories and laughing. That's what girlfriends do.
Dinner, $22.50 each. Catching up with friends, priceless.
Girlfriends, absolutely worth their weight in gold!!
Thanks, ladies. I love you all from the bottom of my heart.