I have three people in my life (in addition to Ms. Sara) who are beyond friends or family, they are established in my heart...part of who I am. One reason I have stayed so close with each of them is that they also prioritize finding time for us to hang out together, one on one, despite how complicated and crazy life gets. Sometimes we live in the same city and it can be once a month or more...but as our lives have evolved, our time together has changed ...to weekend get-aways or visits.
Last weekend I met L in PDX to head out for Girls Weekend. We ate at fantastic BBQ place on Russel St. that I highly recommend! And then made our way to a rental place on Long Beach run by friends L met in Corvallis, Shakti Cove Cottages. It was a delightful place, close to the beach.
We walked, shopped, read trashy magazines, watched movies (The Bird Cage, Zoolander and Predator...three of my favorites), read actual books, L did some cross-stitching, I did some cooking and picture taking, we snacked, napped and just generally relaxed and reconnected.
Times like this, when I get a chance to touch base with my foundation, makes me feel rock solid!
And when I got home? The house was clean, dinner was made, the shopping had been done, beer had been brewed, the closets re-organized, new flowers planted on the deck and I had been missed. I wouldn't have hoped for as much.