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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

oh my darlin'

I look over to my left at the young women sitting in the car parked next to me. A blonde. A brunette. I can see that they are the best of friends, making a regular stop for cokes and see-mokes. They pull away with windows down, music up, and sassiness full force. I love it. I'm talking to my own brunette.


These days, in *this* story, I get to be the blonde. Other days, I was the brunette, and we were spending our money on lemon supreme and french apple pie. Fries with parm. In between those fabulous stories sits another set of friends spinning and bouncing under a lone tree, or maybe, making our movie.

But for tonight, I am so the blonde and my D-arlin' is the brunette and we are laughing and probably listening to Casey Chambers or The Bodeans or Queen, cranked, thpotting thubarus...relating.

Y'know what? I really miss my friends today. The blondes and the brunettes and the seekers and the solvers and the doers and laughers and the shoulder-ers and mirrors and pity party squashers and pity party celebraters.

My DH. Wins the patience and understanding prize, for sure. My time with him is a prize most definitely. But as I told my sweet Mama 32 years ago, I want to play with someone my "size". There is no replacement for time spent face to face with girlfriends.

Often I fantasize about a day or a weekend with my favorite bloggers. And a week away in California where all my besties come and stay with me for non-stop talking, bonding, emoting, sharing, crying, laughing...friending.

Yes. It is true. I miss my friends. Near and far. And this week, especially, my heart is a bit nostalgia-y and lonesomey for three super duper awesomey women. Deanna, Joni, Melanie: I'm callin your names. I.miss.you. I.love.LOVE.you. I am so thankful to have each of you in my life. So much kindness and wisdom and wonder.

Oh my darlin(s)!

PEACE.

10 comments:

Sharyn said...

count me in!

ethiopifinn said...

sharyn. wouldn't it be fun!?

Sharyn said...

way fun!

Anonymous said...

my mind has been wandering in the same direction - dreaming of a little bonding time in Person - wouldn't it be great. I wonder if I would be blond or brunette...hmm. love you too, dear Jenny.:) -jr

mella said...

mmm, thank you, jenny darlin'.♥.
love the memories of sassy days with blond and red mixed in with my brunette...
'I said to my reflection let's get out of this place wuh-a-wuh'...
oh how I love.adore.miss you!

MindiJo said...

I'm there.

ethiopifinn said...

girls, one word:
sa-WEEET!

Julie said...

Fun! I love the blonde/brunette images- and aren't the Bodeans the best 'cruising' music?

elizabeth said...

I wish I could wave a magic wand and grant you both of those fantasies!

Deanna said...

I do love my blonde, red, brunette, and mohawky days with my besties...i dream of face-to-face time and know it will happen. I love you my sweet, sweet friend!