Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Girls

Last night was Pie Night (and it just might be the last pie night because we were a little loud and disruptive, so we're moving to somewhere louder next time...might become margarita night?) with the neighborhood girls.

I love these women. All are different...different walks of life and family lives and jobs. We've got the heart defect covered. Cancer is covered. Wayward teens? Covered. Normal teens? Yep. Unemployment? New jobs? Toddlers? Ill parents? Financial struggles? Bad hair days? We've got them all covered.

And by 'we', I mean the 'royal we'. As in we are all there for each other. We might not see each other all the time, but we have a mighty strong bond. My neighborhood of tiny, full of life houses is a very, very special place.

And on Pie Night, once the heavy duty business is discussed...this is what we do.



(and I'll be writing more about Sheila next week in Brian's birthday post!)

Alba, with the extremely glamorous new 'do' and Kathleen, who once vaulted (and I am not kidding...she is a former gymnast) onto my roof to hang Christmas lights (how's that for friendship?) that had to be hung for a last minute party I was having. I did, by the way, offer to catch her if she fell off.
Dana, whose job I now have and whose son is my 4th son and Ann...your eyes are closed!!! Ann is a very important editor and is probably one of the funniest people I know. If you ever need to talk 'real' about things your kids are going through, just talk to Ann...she's probably already been through it and will totally put your mind at ease.
And Gwen? We missed you...though you are currently wandering on your farm in Costa Rica, barefoot and smiling.

I'm totally jealous.


This morning I was up at the crack of dawn for an early morning meeting...the sun was glorious. The fires are raging and scary, but make for beautiful sunrises.
Today, other than a quick dip at the pool, I am home. Alex is sporting an even shorter buzz (a #1...yowza!) and is at the high school registering for this years classes. Brian has a friend over and I am trying to catch up on laundry, though I think it is a losing battle...but at least I am home to try.

And that makes me happy.
It is so hot and humid. I mean REALLY humid, which is just not the norm in SoCal. I laughed at that guy that I like so much when he ordered our new AC last year...but the joy of achieving 'artic tundra' inside within 5 minutes of turning it on is a blessing.

Totally, totally rocks.


1 comment:

  1. You are your mother's daughter!There were 9 of us neighbors at our weekly breakfast this morning. We were just talking about how we all get along so well and have so much fun, even though our
    properties are far apart. We too, become very loud at times, but Covers Apple Ranch never seems to care. They love us...and our business!


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