So: special treat

So glad you enjoyed Bruce’s guest post on Saturday. It was a lovely recap of our now long ago engagement and wedding, despite a few technical issues that made him very frustrated.

Gotta love that hat and hose–what on earth was I thinking? Knowing what I know now it would have been a sundress for me and shorts and a white linen shirt for Bruce.

I was kind of busy–and far from Dallas this weekend which is why Bruce took over the post. I spent the weekend in Toronto, a city I love and lived in for 12 years. It was a very special treat to be there from Thursday night to Sunday night (I’m still not in texas though–I’m in North Carolina now).

It was made even more special by the amount of uninterrupted time I spent with my very best friends. We did all the things we always love to do when we’re together: eat, drink wine, shop, watch movies. But most of all we talked. And we talked.

Hanging out is what we do best. While we all stay in touch, mostly by text, FaceTime, Facebook, and email, nothing beats a good ol’ face-to-face gab session.

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My pals Reesa and Simone and me

It’s amazing how much ground can be covered during a 2 1/2 hour lunch. Aging parents. Siblings. Work. Changes in Toronto. Fashion. Jewelry. Movies. Kids. Family. Aging. Trips. Plans. Laughter. Memories.

We warned our server that we’d be there a while. She laughed and said it was cool with her.

Reesa and I continued the gab fest all Saturday night. We put on our pajamas and camped out on couches with a movie playing in the background. Since we talked over it the whole time, it wasn’t much more than background noise. We finally went to bed at 1 am.

I made this trip very last minute so I didn’t expect to be able to see many people. As luck would have it, my friend Clair was in town with her kids for a family event. They dropped by for a visit on their way back to upstate New York, where they live now. (Unfortunately I forgot to get a photo!)

I feel so fortunate to have spent time with these fabulous ladies. Living far from them has been tough but it’s trips like these that remind me that distance can’t break the bonds that we’ve made after close to two decades of friendship.

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