Man, I needed this! A night out with the girls. Was your week one of those? Where the kids are sick of being together 24-7 and make a point of making each other crazy just for something to do? Don't get me wrong - my kids get along eerily well, but this week... I don't know. It was insane. Might have something to do with the weather turning cold the last couple of days - so no outside play time. Whatever the reason - my kids were driving me batty! Thankfully, I knew we had a girls night planned for last night - dinner at Kelsey's restaurant. Nice~! I was so glad when Karla showed up a bit early to pick me up - I was eagerly waiting, trust me! We picked up Ailyn and Pam and headed out. What was the occasion? To discuss Breaking Dawn, of course! So, it was lovely that Karla was so thoughtful as to be playing "Muse" on her car stereo. You know, just to put us in the mood ;)
I was starving! I planned to eat dinner before I went out, so I wouldn't have to order as much, but we had grilled cheese sandwiches for supper. Why would I fill up on that when I could have this instead:
Oh my - the shrimp was mouthwatering! The steak was okay for me - it was kind of tendon-y. Whatever, still better than grilled cheese, IMO.
I don't think we stopped talking from the second we stepped out of the vehicle until the second we stepped back in! I found it amazing how much I have in common with each of these girls - it was scary sometimes! The way we feel about our kids, our callings, our fitness level (Okay, Ailyn I think you kicked our butts in this category), our clothes, you name it. We talked about everything - with one notable exception. We never mentioned Breaking Dawn the entire meal! LOL! It wasn't until the drive home that we talked about it. It's funny how we all read the same book and have differing thoughts on it. It was fun to see other points of view and even change some of my ideas about the book.
Oh, I guess there was another topic that was non-existent in our conversation (happily so). NO HUSBAND BASHING! HOORAY! I really, really hate when women get together and think it's good times to bash their husbands to each other. I think it's being disloyal, I think it's breaking covenants we've made, and I don't think it's okay in any way, shape, or form. I mean, what if the tables were turned... I would be devastated if I knew my husband was bashing me to his friends. Come on, women - you know you would be too. Not sure why gals think it's okay to verbally trash the one person who's supposed to be your closest teammate. I adore my husband. He's really exceptional. And when visiting with these gals I could tell they felt the same way about their husbands. They love them! AND they LIKE them, too (sometimes those two things don't go hand in hand). It was such an uplifting visit - 5 hours worth! LOL! We didn't leave until midnight. Luckily there was a waiter there (or busboy - not sure) who was still awake enough to take our picture. I have to prove I have a social life, after all. We were so tired! Okay, *I* was so tired - I'm not used to late nights anymore. 10pm, baby. That's usually my limit. But the time flew by to me. It was great, girls! Thanks for the good time!