Tuesday:) Tipsy Times And A Special Friend

12 Jun

“I have an intoxication of life that goes beyond any drink.”

― Anthony T. Hincks

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What a wonderful lazy day. Sue texted last night that she didn’t feel up to going to Zumba this morning, (Thank goodness!) so I didn’t set my alarm for 7 am. We went yesterday and Lorelei was subbing for the 10:30 class, oh my, I thought I was going to need a medivac unit. I didn’t roll out of bed till 10am this morning, Wonderful!

I fed and walked the dog through the park and around the pond, then went for my solo long walk. I put in 5.5 miles total today. Not bad. My new friend and neighbor, Allison, had invited me over for dinner today, so I stayed close to home, trying to get some chores done. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. I walked the dog a few more times, watched some Jeopardy and wasted away the entire day.

Allison had shown me this very talk clear glass cylinder a few weeks ago, that she was going to make into a bird bath, and I told her that I’d love to paint some flowers on it. So I did. She gave me a plate with an example of what she might like for the flowers. I love a challenge.

This is what the blank slate looked like, about 36 inches tall. I was a little nervous, but once I got going, mixing colors and adding vines and such, it was fun.

So, when I called Allison today and told her it was finished, she invited me over for dinner and wine and sitting out in her gorgeous backyard. I drove the large vase over. She laughed when I told her that I was going to drive back home, park my car, then walk over for dinner. I DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! Never, not even the three blocks to her house.

She set the glass bowl fixture that would be the bird bath on top, with the plate to see how it would look in the yard. She was over the moon happy with how it turned out. We sat outside beneath the huge canopied tree, ate salad and quiche and drank white wine. The conversation was funny and stimulating. We both admired her magnificent yard and my beautiful painting of the glass vase. It will make a lovely addition to her eclectic landscape.

As the sun slowly descended, dinner devoured, and the entire bottle of wine diminished, we sat and talked and solved the problems of the world. Not really. But, wouldn’t that be nice. We laughed about if the police were patrolling the neighborhood, and I was walking home a little tipsy, if I could get pulled over for “drunk walking.” In my semi-inebriated state, I concluded that unless I was staggering home with an open container of alcohol, which I was not, that I was probably pretty safe from any illegal activity or impending incarceration.

I must admit, I have the nicest friends. What would life be like without great friends? I certainly never want to find out.

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