Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Girlfriends weekend has come and gone.
me, bit, kimmie, cindy (shelvin is taking the pic)
"I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm back from a quick albeit lovely weekend in Boston with some old girlfriends of mine. We planned this weekend ages ago and I'm so glad. When I say quick I meant it. I went to Boston last Thursday to see my parents which was great. My Mom and I spent the afternoon together shopping, catching up and hugging. My Dad came home around 5 and we all had a drink before they headed down to Cape Cod for the weekend. I ended up meeting an old co-worker of mine out for drinks later that night. I was out waaaay past my bedtime and payed for it on Friday. Friday I got out of bed (I stayed at my parents place in the Back Bay) at 10am. I'm serious. It then took me an hour to get myself together and head out on the town again. I walked around Boston all day and got a mani/pedi. It was great! I then finished the little gift bags I made for my friends. I had 4 bags (one for each of them) filled with an adorable notepad, bath salts, glass cocktail stirrers with Nantucket baskets on the end of them and Jelly Belly jellybeans. Just a little something to make them smile. After the gift bags were complete I went out again to get dinner and check into my hotel. I checked in to our hotel and had a Mexican feast and watched 27 Dresses. It was a very mellow evening. Saturday morning my friend Cindy arrived...we walked around, got iced coffees and then I got a massage and she got a mani/pedi. It was one of the best massages I've ever had:) After that we ended up at the hotel to meet the rest of the girls. YEA...we were all finally together after YEARS! It truly was so quick but thank goodness we got a lot of face time in and were able to catch up properly. We all showered and went to dinner, then we went to a club (I'm not a club girl-thank god we all agreed that it was awful) and then we left and hailed down a pedicab to hit another bar. We stayed until 2am and had a ball! A few of the girls had to head to bed due to partying and a few of us stayed up until 3:30 am chatting and talking about our lives. There were tons of laughs and a few tears. That combination is always best when shared with friends. I must say, I loved our time together. It's so wonderful to share your current life with the girls who "knew you when". I do know that the only way to have a friend is to BE a friend. Friendships should be adored, cultivated and treasured otherwise why have them?