South Beach Diet - To My Girlfriends

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little chick
08-19-2004, 03:57 PM
> I sat under an oak tree in Wyoming on a summer day, drinking iced tea and
visiting with my mother. "Don't forget your girlfriends", Mother advised,
> clinking the ice cubes in her glass. No matter how much you love your
husband, you are still going to need girlfriends. Remember to go places
> with them now and then; and do things with them, even when you don't
necessarily want to, And remember that girlfriends are not only friends,
> but sisters, daughters, mothers, grandmothers and other relatives too.
Women supporting and relating to other women is our responsibility and our
> gift. "What a funny piece of advice," I thought. "Hadn't I just gotten
married? Hadn't I just joined the couple-world? I was now a married woman,
> for goodness sake, not some young girl who needed friends!"
> But I listened to my Mom. I kept in contact with my girlfriends and even
found some new ones along the way. As the years tumbled by, one after
> another, I gradually came to understand that Mom really knew what she was
talking about!
> Here is what I know about girlfriends:
> ***girlfriends bring casseroles and scrub your bathroom when you need help
> ;
> ***girlfriends keep your children and your secrets.
> ***girlfriends give advice when you ask, sometimes you take it and
sometimes you don't.
> ***girlfriends don't always tell you you're right, but they usually tell
the truth.
> ***girlfriends still love you, even when they dis agree with your choices.
> ***girlfriends laugh with you and don't need canned jokes to start the
> ***girlfriends pull you out of jams.

> ***girlfriends don't keep a calendar of who hosted the other's last big
> ***girlfriends will celebrate for your son or daughter when they get
married or have a baby, in whichever order that happens.
> ***girlfriends are there for you in an instant, and when the hard times
> ***girlfriends listen when you lose a job or a friend.
> ***girlfriends listen when your children break your heart.

> ***girlfriends listen when your parents' minds and bodies fail.
> My daughters, sisters, family, and friends bless my life! When we began
this adventure, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay
> ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other..... Pass this on
to your girlfriends/sisters/daughters.. I just did!

sweet tooth
08-19-2004, 04:39 PM
LC - Love the poem. By the way, I could use something for supper and all five bathrooms need a little work. ;)

08-19-2004, 10:27 PM
peggy you have 5 bathrooms???? ummm since school will be starting here soon is there anyway i could come over in the mornings and get ready for work??? i'll bring a casserole and i will clean up when i am done. we have THE smallest bathroom here and yes just one. there are 5 of us and 2 are teenagers!!! there is no hope of me getting in ours unless i start getting up at 4am.

lc i love this poem it is soooo true!! thanks for sharing.

08-20-2004, 09:56 AM
Thank you for sharing that, Little Chick! It's right on. (male gay friends are great, too!)

My gosh, Peggy. I would DEMAND a cleaning person with five bathrooms! Our neighbours at the cottage have five bathrooms in their cottage, while we have a measly outhouse. :lol:

Jodi, you deserve another bathroom! I'm so grateful to have two. Particularly as the attic toilet is still dismantled. Waiting for me to retile the darned floor. Somebody give me a hundred grand, and I'll get my life in order.

sweet tooth
08-20-2004, 12:04 PM
Ellis - We are in the same boat with our bathrooms. We are rennovating our house to get ready to downsize - it needs work because it is looking its age. We have done 3 bathrooms already and have 2 left to do. They cost about 11,000 - 12,000 each, so it has been a slow process. Along with replacing doors, installing hardwood floors, redoing the woodwork in the house... Oh the woes of rennovating. :cry: However, when done, we will inform the kidlets still living in the house that we are moving to a 1 (yes, only 1) bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment and they are not welcome to take the bedroom as their own. One can dream, right?