Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It's 5:30 am on Tuesday morning and I was just about to walk out the door to meet Mrs Moofish for a walk.
But she just called, and it's raining outside. It's a true, honest to goodness rain that is slow and steady. And quiet.
So quiet that I have been up for the last half hour, had my first cup of coffee, got dressed, put my contacts in, and sat down to read email to wake up, all while it was raining outside and I didn't even know it!
There is no chance of going back to bed, so this is the perfect time to blog!
Before I tell you about my dinner with girlfriends on Saturday night, I want to tell you about a dream I had...
This should probably be a post all by itself, entitled, "How You Know When The Blog Has Taken Over Your Life."
I had a dream that I had put up a site meter on my bedroom. I was excited to tell The Mister that in one day we had had 84 visits to our bedroom!
When I woke up and told The Mister about my funny dream, he said in his best Soup Nazi voice "No blogging for you, seven days!"
I still giggle about that crazy dream!
OK. About Saturday night....
These are gals I have known for over twenty years. J is in the black, T is in the pink, and L is in the blue. We were all in church choir together.
It all started out back in the day (before I could drive, when L had preschool aged children). L is THE piano player extraordinaire and she happened to play the piano at the church I grew up in. For many years I went to Thursday night choir practice and she was always at the piano.
Our relationship was born of necessity: She needed a babysitter and I need a good piano player to help prepare for auditions. Along the way we became good friends.
Her two oldest are in college now (yes, I am that old) and she is still playing piano.
T is a newlywed and this was our first dinner in the new home she shares with her hubby. She made some killer Cheesy Mostaccoli and it was fun to be in her home, and see her doing things that married ladies do! Way back in the day T was also my boss, my choir buddy, and when I was in college and had to do a dramatic monologue, she listened to me practice from Antigone about a thousand times!
J is a single mom to two boys. She entered into single parenting intentionally when her heart was moved to adoption. Sometimes things aren't easy for her, as motherhood often goes, but she is an exceptional mother.
J and I, both sopranos, sat together at practice. Which wasn't always a good thing, because she enjoys a good laugh. We would often find ourselves in a fit of giggling. Even on Saturday night I said something that caught her funny bone and she giggled throughout the evening.
These gals are great because often long bits of time will pass without any communication, but when we do get together it is like no time has passed at all...kids grow, people marry, one of us keeps moving from place to place, but our friendship is consistent!
J, T and L, I had a great time on Saturday!
La Vida Dulce!