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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 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.


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

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

Mar. 30th, 2017 12:04 am (UTC)
Salad and cake is quite the combination! Sounds good!!
Mar. 30th, 2017 12:05 am (UTC)
Salad and cake is quite the combination! Sounds good!!
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!
Mar. 30th, 2017 01:58 am (UTC)
sounds like an awesome party!
Mar. 30th, 2017 02:23 am (UTC)
This has been one hell of a day off.

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