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{dinner plans} 14/31 #sol16

The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
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It was a simple text.

Wonder if you and Jeff want to meet us for dinner tonight.
Not a girl outing but we can fit that in next week over spring break.

And she said yes.  It has been way too long.  It can be hard to get together with friends when schedules change, lives get busy, and the kids' routines lead our way.

Chris and I have known each other for over 13 years.  This is the first year that we are not working in the same building.  That's been hard.  She's my ying to my yang.  She balances me.  She edited my emails and letters and soften the words.  She thinks BIG and in circles.  She makes me remember to laugh.  She always knows how to lighten the mood during stressful moments.

Last night was no different.  She listened to me babble and complain and talk and laugh about school and houses and life.  I'm lucky enough to have her writing this month so that I can read what's going on in her life. But that's not the same as chatting every day.   I wonder if she knows how much I miss her every day.

It was her suggestion that prompted this slice.  Her last text to me about dinner:

Great way to start the week -- instant slice for Monday or Tuesday.

And I agree! It was a great start to my week!  Thanks, Chris, for your listening ear!


  1. That's what good friends are for. To listen, prod, urge, laugh and enjoy a dinner. So glad you could get together and chat up a storm. Love ya, Mom

  2. It's always nice to reconnect with friends over dinner. Sounds like it was just right!

  3. I miss you both! And you are right, Chris always had a way to make me smile. Glad you Re able to meet and catch up! Hugs to you both!

  4. Connecting with friends is the best! Glad you were able to get together.

  5. Having a good listening ear is so important. This invitation and meeting give a positive start to the whole week. I wish you many reasons to smile this week.

  6. Sounds like you found a wonderful friend. So glad you were able to have dinner together!

  7. Friends like Chris are sent from heaven! He gave her to you...and you to her! <3

  8. Love her idea that you just created an 'instant slice', but even better, you got to be together. How nice for you & your friend. I bet you do miss each other.

  9. Sounds like a wonderful time together!

  10. So glad you found some time to for yourself and have dinner with a friend. That is so important for moms. And anytime someone else besides me cooks and cleans beside me makes it double nice!

  11. I miss her humor, her thinking, her BIG ideas, and they way she could lighten the mood in stressful moments, too!! So glad you could catch up!!

  12. We all need a ying to our yang at work, as well as at home! I am still looking to find mine after switching jobs. :-) Happy you had time to connect!

  13. How great for you to have a friend and slicing partner like this!!!! Such fun!


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