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March 27, 2013

Catching Up SOLC #27

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After finally finding all the *&^% paperwork for our taxes (Grrrr!), I jumped in the car to visit my friend, Carol.  We worked on the same floor at a marketing firm back in the early 90s.  She was in a numbers job and I was on the help desk - the perfect place for a new teacher who was afraid to set foot in the classroom.

Carol and I have been friends for a long time, but we don't see each other very often.  We have similar shopping styles (wander, touch everything, only buy on sale) and we are givers - she enjoys sending notes and funny "how ya doin'" texts, I like to coordinate nights out and make lots of phone calls.

I drove the hour to her house and we had lunch.  In a matter of minutes, we had caught up on everything from family drama to favorite vacations to teenagers.  We simply talked and talked and talked.  We decided that our husbands are annoying but we love them dearly (really they are awesome - they picked us as wives!).

It's fun to spend the afternoon with a friend who doesn't live nearby or work with you - they bring fresh perspective to your life, and confirm or redirect your feelings.  It's also important to spend lots of time together in the purse department... just because it's fun!


  1. Love it! Friends worth driving to see who are soothing to the soul.

  2. That's awesome! I especially appreciate that she was able to provide you with a fresh perspective on life. I think that is important. :) But what I'm really wondering . . . did you buy a new purse?!? That is fun!

  3. It does sound nice, to re-connect once in a while with a long-time friend. What a nice description you gave for this meeting.

  4. Old friends are important to hang onto! Jealous that you got your tax paperwork together. It is a task still staring me down.

  5. I got to re-connect with three friends that I worked with 13 years ago. It is great to catch up and re-live those moments of time that we had long ago. Like Michelle, I'm wondering, Did you buy a purse?

  6. Sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon! So glad you were able to take the time for yourself.

  7. Didn't get a purse with Carol... but I did get a new tote and wallet with Jeff back on Sunday. My husband is a true believer in retail therapy! :)