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The Meaning of the word “Friend”

I think there are many types of friends that come in and out of your life as you age.

There are the childhood friends that were your closests buddies when your worlds were small. You may completely lose touch with them, but the sentiment of their friendship never changes.

There are the transient friends that move in and out of your life. The best of these friends you can call or visit at any time (even if you haven’t spoken in a year) and it will be as if no time has passed.

There are the friend-family members who you have to love because they’re family, but they’re cool enough that you actually like them too.

And there are the truly dedicated friends. No matter what’s going on, good or bad or boring, these friends have made a commitment to always be there.

No one friend is better than the other, they all have their strengths.

But I think I’m lucky to have friends that stay in such close touch. I also think I’m lucky to have worked with them!

Also known as the “Seesters,” Angie, Gretchen and I haven’t worked in the same building in 5 years. But every month, we still try our damnedest to get together. It could be a simple night in with sangria and board games, or it could be our ever-favorite night out at Uncle Julios, but month in, month out, I know I can count on catch up time with the girls!

Last night was sangria night at Gretchen’s. The drinks were dangerously delicious! (Trust me, dangerous!) And the inner geek in us all came out as we played two very competitive games of Settlers of Catan (which gets much harder the more dangerous the sangria gets).

For the recipe of Gretchen’s dangerous sangria, click here. She used two apples instead of one apple one pear, left out the pom seeds, and only used one cinnamon stick. I don’t love super sweet things, but this was perfect!

She let it sit for one day. If you’re driving, resist the temptation to eat the fruit!

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  1. gretchen
    May 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    i blame the fruit :). sweet blog, mare bear!!

  2. Angie
    May 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Yup! Who would have thought that we’d end up such good friends? I sure am grateful for both of you, though! Fruit or no fruit! 😉

  3. eileen o'brien poole
    May 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    … lovely sentiments, and so true. i love you cousin-friend!

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