I'M LISTENING WHILE READING US WEEKLY MAG
Last night the ladies of Wine & Whining got together. As many of you know my three girlfriends and I started a group where we get together once a month and drink wine and whine. We are all so busy and unless we do this we would hardly see one another.
Wine & Whining is great on many levels. The food - perfect chick food - hummus, pita bread, carrots, veggies, stinky yummy cheeses and many, MANY bottles of very good wine. The conversations are non-stop and range from politics and our career goals to what the hell was Britney thinking wearing that white nursing bra under that ugly zebra print tank top?
My favorite part of last night's wine & whining - aside from trying on wigs - was the realization of how comfortable we all are with one another. I mean in what other part of your day can a person be talking to you about something fairly serious and then all of the sudden mid-convo you lay down on the floor, kick your shoes off, let out a big yawn and reach over for the US Weekly on the table and yet they are not offended because they know you are listening to them.
In high school I didn't have a lot of close girlfriends. I had fantastic women in my life but I was still trying to figure out who I was and what I liked and blah blah blah. When I went to an all women's college years later I met my core group of very close girlfriends - two now living in London, one in Minneapolis, one in Chicago and one living here in New York. It wasn't until then that I realized how important it is to have these women in my life. When I got married the first time shortly out of college I think I slipped into some 'zone' where I thought my relationship was the only focus. Not that my friends weren't important but I was having a hard time finding the balance between my relationship and my friends. Lately as I consider myself older and wiser and thanks to E's support I think I have finally found a balance.
Plus I love E and everything but um...he didn't even know that Gwyneth Paltrow's pregnant.