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Happy birthday, Sudie!

The email read "It's my birthday and I want wine and salads and cake.  Join me?  Sorry it's last minute."

Cue me panicking to find something artsy to wear and SHIT! I need a gift (I knew I really didn't but...I did) and rejoicing that that orphaned tarot card bag was supposed to go to S and finally told me.  Which makes sense, given our history.

I spent the afternoon with THE MOST AMAZING WOMEN.  I get down on myself sometimes because I don't have it all together at my age, but...damn.  I was in the company of women who have started all over, started from scratch, burned it all to the ground and started again.

And THEY ARE FUCKING FABULOUS.

And they reminded me that I have time.

So we drank all the sparkly wine and ordered improbable salads (I'm convinced the chef throws darts at a board with ingredients listed on it.  All but one worked, though.  So, kudos!) and shared three MASSIVE slices of cake (I like this trend!).  I have so missed the company of women, and to be able to have it while celebrating the life of a friend I never thought I'd have.  Damn.

She was radiant.  She talked of new projects and shows and asked everyone what she is doing, but not in a judgy way.  She's one of those people who honestly wants to celebrate women and what we do.

Me being me, I responded "writing infrequently, wiping people's asses regularly, having hot flashes, and working on a tile frame for a client that is making me realize it is possible to hate grout more than your mother."

And they laughed.  This bunch of amazing women.  They thought I was funny.  And it wasn't polite laughter.  It was that belly laughter.

This has been one hell of a day off.

Comments

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siduri
Mar. 29th, 2017 11:11 pm (UTC)

Bloodroot has one of her paintings hanging in the dining room....

zhelana
Mar. 30th, 2017 12:04 am (UTC)
Salad and cake is quite the combination! Sounds good!!
zhelana
Mar. 30th, 2017 12:05 am (UTC)
Salad and cake is quite the combination! Sounds good!!
corellian_sugar
Mar. 30th, 2017 01:48 am (UTC)
Outings like that with like-minded souls are the absolute best! And you so needed a day like that one! Yay!
spiffikins
Mar. 30th, 2017 01:58 am (UTC)
sounds like an awesome party!
opakele
Mar. 30th, 2017 02:23 am (UTC)
This has been one hell of a day off.

Oh, good. This sounds good.
seaivy
Mar. 30th, 2017 03:05 am (UTC)
FABULOUS!!!
Women are Wonderful!!
so happy for you!
and just a tad jealous : )
qwentoozla
Mar. 30th, 2017 05:13 am (UTC)
That sounds like a fabulous celebration!
elainegrey
Mar. 30th, 2017 09:44 am (UTC)
So glad for you!
spikesgirl58
Mar. 30th, 2017 11:48 am (UTC)
Rock on!
jaelle_n_gilla
Mar. 30th, 2017 04:56 pm (UTC)
That sounds fantastic! Your day off as well as that bunch of women. Go you!
wherdafux_d_cat
Mar. 30th, 2017 05:01 pm (UTC)
Yay you for having such a wonderful time out and getting to enjoy it so deeply!
ganimede
Mar. 30th, 2017 05:49 pm (UTC)
That sounds like an excellent get-together. Salad and cake is an interesting combination!
dimity_blue
Mar. 31st, 2017 02:47 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a really fun day.
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