Sunday, August 26, 2012

We Stroll. With Wine.

I have a friend. Her name is Melissa. We call each other "Mista" (pronouced meesta) inspired by Happy Gilmore. 

We have been friends for 16 years. I love her. She is the most amazing person. She is a loyal friend to many people. She has been married for 11 years (!!!!) and has two adorable boys. In high school, she told me that I had to marry someone from her class (I was '97, she was '99) so I could go to her class reunion. Funny how things work out. :)

 It seems that whenever we would end up living near each other, one of us would move. For about a year and half, we lived just 15 minutes away and I regret not spending more time with her then. Even though we are now an hour apart, we make time to see each other and our friendship is very strong.

Months ago, when word of the Wine and Art Stroll in my town hit the streets, I knew that I had to invite Melissa. We had such a great time yesterday. Chris drove us into to town, we ate dinner and strolled from store to store, sipping (and chugging) wine. Our driver picked us up, we sobered up and went to get frozen yogurt at 9:30 p.m. and stayed up talking until 1:00 a.m. She spent the night (I love having a guest room) and took off for home this morning, still bundled up in one of my sweatshirts.

There are some friendships that only last a short time. Others span a lifetime. I know my friendship with Melissa will endure. I feel so lucky to have a friend like her in my life. She is a treasure.

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The gross and weird things you find in a thrift shop in a small, small town.

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We looked both ways and then took pictures on the train tracks while slightly drunk. Fun.




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