Yesterday, Much Like Today

Hello Loveys, how's life? I was thinking to myself, What on earth can I blog about today? Seriously, my life is not that exciting. Unless toddler bathroom breaks, beautiful cheese and yogurt snacks, Max and Ruby episodes, and ignoring laundry count. Throw in some reading, editing, watching Game of Thrones with Jeff, and hanging out with friends and that's me. Well, actually, when it comes to breaking up the monotony, Jeff and I had a sorely needed date night this past weekend. So cheese enchiladas and The Avengers made up Saturday night and it was, in a word, wonderful. So much fun to get Jeff all to myself for a little while. And I'm always amazed at how even just being gone from the kids for a few hours makes Jeff and I want to come home, peek in on them as they sleep, and whisper about how adorable they are. It's true love. :)

So I had dinner this week with a girlfriend of mine, and again, my lack of self-control caused my diet to go the way of high-tops and fanny packs and walkmans and the Spice Girls, as I ate two cinnamon bagels that were not part of the dinner plan. Texas, you will just have to take me as I am. I will at least try to look tan, albeit unevenly tanned. I love you as you are (humid and hot and lots of construction), so you'll have to love me as I am (easily influenced, low self-control, a little bit whine-y, and beyond happy to see you).


Speaking of 'happy to see', a girl named Laura Beth is headed my way soon and that makes me all smiley. My sis is about to crash Denver. Sara and I are ready for the third person in this cool sister club to arrive. I swear, no one loves me like my sisters and I love them more than chocolate. I think this comes from my mother. I can remember sitting in my Tia's house (tia is aunt) in Houston and hearing my mom and her sisters sing together in Spanish. Their cool sister club was and is something stuck in my mind that I love. And I do love the cool sister club that is my own.

Back to those bagels, so my friend and I stayed at Panera for an hour after it closed while everyone around us cleaned and wondered when we would leave. We just had so much to talk about and it was a great night. I haven't laughed that much in forever. As my friend and I talked for hours, we talked a lot about friendships. I think for women, good friends are so important, even if they're hard to find or establish. We need that connection and support with other women. But so much more so than guys, we girls can have drama with each other. I try to avoid drama like I avoid saltless, scrambled egg-whites. But it happens in all our lives some time or another. Tell me, Loveys, what do you look for in a friend? What do you not want in a friend?

(By the way, I so appreciate all my blog friends out there!)

8 comments

  1. I so agree with you- friendships are so important and what I look for these days is so different from what I used to want. I need someone who understands me and I them, who is supportive, and ready to listen, oh loves wine, and laughing are always bonus points!

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    1. Loves wine--you are so my kind of girl, Lindsay! :)

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  2. hmmm...I guess me personally - if my friend is feeling hurt or sad -I feel that way too...for her. So maybe just someone who care about me as much as I care about them. What I don't like? I guess someone who is trying to 'one-up me' so to speak.

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    1. Oh I know, competition among girls feels automatic, even though it's not healthy for us.

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    2. LOL Melissa, I had a friend who used to call and ask me about my life and I loved that but I realized sooner it was to know what was up so she could "one up me" ... I wonder if you and your friends are in 2 different places in life it gets easy because there is not much competition or one-upping"

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  3. I've had a lot of girl friends over the years and have really started to narrow down the ones I really want. I love friends who get me. Friends who can relate to me and actually care about my opinion. I have also figured out that I cannot deal with women who always have to bring the conversation back to themselves. There are so many women who do that!

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  4. Someone who loves me and take me the way I am and understand where I am coming from when I do something or say something ... I pray to be the same kind of friend.

    A friend who I can learn from( new hobbies, new interest, new perspective, new opinions on life) and grow with...uplifting!

    love you friend!

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  5. I think a good friend is not judgemental. If they dont agree with something, thats fine. But they dont make you feel bad about not having the same opinion as them. A good friend can listens when you just need to vent, even if it is at 4 in the morning. A good friend will keep everything in confidence so much that even if you two later unfriend each other, they respect you enough not to reveal your personal business. A good friend also wont let you walk outside and embarrass yourself with what your wearing but will fully support you if it ends up not having been such a pleasant idea. lol. Lastly, a good friend can be someone you have not seen in months, but when you get together its just like old times =]

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