A few months ago, during our winter that seemed like it was never going to end, the love of my immediate life suggested that we take a road trip to visit our friends KB and her husband PB up in cottage country. As luck would have it, KB and my other partner in crime KB2 was able to come along to play as well, woot, woot!
A lovely drive along the highway (ok, perhaps that part wasn’t so lovely), along back roads through the country side, meandering alongside rivers that splashed through rocks, snow and ice. Quiet roads that ran beside farmers fields covered in snow, cutting through small towns eventually took us into the heart of the Kawartha’s. A quick stop for a bite to eat and we were finally there! We pulled into the driveway, the front door bursts open and out comes KB to welcome us, down the stairs, along the walkway all in her bare feet...gosh I love her, worry about her, but love her!
It had been a few months since I had last seen KB, and I believe over a year since the two KB’s had seen each other. The three of us once had an eventful trip returning my son to his College in WIsconsin with a stop on the way back in Chicago. That trip we were able to meet up with our favorite Milwaukee Mom, hit the Purple Pig, enjoy the Kohler Spa, shop and consume perhaps a tad too much wine. I thought that this visit would be much more reserved than that trip.
It wasn’t long until stories were being traded, a tour of the B’s house to see what changes had been made since our last visit. Boy, sad as I have been about them moving, they sure are content. So happy for them. Anyway, dear invisible reader, soon the husbands were chatting and the fun began. The next day included shopping (can you say sale at Bigleys!), eating, kids coming and going, wine and ordering funny tee shirts. KB2 even found a deal on a snowmobile helmet at the restaurant where we were eating lunch hahaha!
My mantra of the weekend to the KB’s was wine, water ladies! I don’t remember the last time I had so much fun just hanging out with my GF’s. We get so busy with stuff, when we were younger it was running around with our kids. Today stuff is just well - stuff, nothing urgent, the day to day things that we allow to take over our lives. In my case at times, allow myself to hide behind. Sometimes ok, often, I forget to drop my GF’s, these two goofballs and others a quick email, a call, a visit.
I guess I just needed a weekend like that one to remind me to reach out, chat, emoji, eat and yes, have a wee bit of wine with my GF’s. A step back to allow talking back into my comfort zone. Baby steps....this one was easy.
Cheers to you my dear imaginary readers!
P.S. The pic on the home page for Jill at home (gotta figure out how to post there :( ) shows me taking a sip with a guzzle buddy. The love of my immediate life when seeing the “buddy” decided that he just HAD to get one for each of the KB’s and I. I hope that one day soon we can get a picture of the three of us wearing our Tee shirts enjoying a wee sip.