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Two Writing Teachers
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!