Girl Time ROCKS!

Every woman needs “girl time”  just because. Girl time, for those who don’t know, is a set-aside time for ‘girls’ to reconnect and let down their hair, figuratively and literally. It is a time to have fun with girlfriends and not worry about responsibilities and obligations, at least for an evening or a day. Every woman I know has her ‘girlfriends,’ her go-to female confidantes for support and nurture. Well, for me it was time for “girl time” again! It’s been six months since we last got together. Wednesday night my girls and I gathered at my place and “schmoozed” and enjoyed each other’s company. We smile a lot when we are together. Talking, eating, and laughing as good friends do, makes life a little sweeter when we return to our everyday responsibilities. Much to our delight, birds, squirrels, rabbits and chipmunks entertained us out on the deck. But best of all three fawns made an appearance, too! (Yes, there were three, but only two in this photo. . . The photo with all three is quite blurred.) By the end of the day we were all tired, happily so, and bid each other farewell, until next time. Heather was with us for this evening only. But Lori and I had the next day to spend together.

Lori and I started the day sitting on the deck once again enjoying the critters, all of which joined us on the deck at some point while we sat and chatted for a while. Later we drove (in an extremely round-about way) to North Chagrin Reservation. Although is was a hot and humid day, our spirits remained high and we thoroughly enjoyed the richness of nature.

Canada Geese abound at the Reservation. Here, two are enjoying the coolness of the lily pond.
Lilies and lily pads grow in abundance and cover large sections of the pond.

We saw LOTS of frogs!

Yes, this frog had dinner! When the frog decided the time was right, it happened so fast I almost missed it. This was the only photo I got.
Dragonflies and bugs of all descriptions thrive in places like this.

A hawk flew overhead.
Red-Winged Blackbird
Purple Martin ??????
The Great Blue Heron!

A baby bat that was saved by one of the park employees.

A last look back at the lily pond before heading home.

We spent just a few hours here on a hot and humid day,

Lori is loving every minute!

yet were amazed even in that short time, at the abundant activity and life that goes on in one small pond. We are not big partiers or shopaholics, but we are rich and happy enjoying friendships and nature when possible. Not even the heat and humidity could dampen our spirits. I think that Heather and Lori would agree with me when I say that girl time this week ROCKED. I look forward to the next time, and the next . . . and the next . . .

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29 thoughts on “Girl Time ROCKS!

  1. I could tell immediately which one was you. The smile is still the same…the face just a wee bit older and the hair a different style but its still you.
    what a clever old stick you are with your camera..those photos are wonderful and so detailed…..a very enjoyable glimpse into your day

  2. Your “girls time” was special and your photos of the lily pond and the wildlife are outstanding. I am fortunate to have three younger sisters. We are looking forward to our second sisters’ reunion at the end of September in Albuquerque.

  3. Ah, girl time… brings a smile just to imagine 🙂

    I just got your comment you’re going to end up being a counsellor, Cecilia, & thought I’d drop in. That makes you very interesting to me!! I wish you the best in your studies. Obviously you’re a heartful person. On http://www.VodkaWasMyMuse.wordpress.com, I commented I saw a counsellor last week. Weird, the first visit, but then you think ‘maybe something can come of this, maybe…’ and you say ‘ok’ to a second visit.

    Three cheers for counsellors & the good work they do 🙂

    Glad you had great girl time…

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope that time spent in counseling is time well spent. I was fortunate to have excellent counselors through the years. Changed my life for the good for sure. Best to you. 🙂

  4. Girl Time is a great thing… As is Boy Time 🙂 We all need that time to refresh our souls with fellow spirits.

    I’m off to operate Radio at the DeHavilland Museum tomorrow – a break with friends from my lady. Then she will have a night out at Zumba with here friends. It’s all part of an understanding relationship 🙂

    1. Yes, we had a wonderful time. It is always good to reconnect and catch up with each other. And the afternoon at the reservation was delightful. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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