Friday, February 24

Not An Island

Spending time by myself has never bothered me. This might be a result of my only child condition, or perhaps just my temperament. Yet tonight I had the most meaningful two hours of my week. I'd almost forgotten how much I need my friends, but during these hours I remembered a few things...We were created to have relationships, and accountability is necessary for a healthy life. Over pork, rice and salad (yummy, thanks Gillian) Gillian and I talked, with no agenda, and no pretense. It was really refreshing, a bit painful times (interesting how being completely honest can be difficult, yet so rewarding), and entirely fun. We had a brief intermission when smoke started bellowing out of the oven...We got it under control quickly and continued our chat over dessert. I'm so thankful for help, advice and friendship. Have you shared with a friend lately...Really shared, not just chatted? If not, write an e-mail, or letter, pick up the phone, or have someone over for tea...You'll be glad you did.

Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette. makes a good salad great
1 cup packed cilantro
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (evoo)
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
pinch of minced garlic

pack this all into a food processor or blender and wizz until all ingredients are combined. Serve over salad with oranges and avocado.


Anonymous said...


Good to hear you had a great evening!


*Heathluvsing* said...

I miss Meredith! Yeah for BF's!

I was looking through my new pottery barn catalogue and thought of you.

I am also greatful that you are no longer happy to be a coccooner. Props to friends.

Gillian said...

Hey Sunshine! Wow, you're wonderful. I had a great evening too and am so happy to have contact with another perosn who is REAL. Peace and joy in the journey.

Gillian said...

I meant PERSON! What's a perosn! Oh dear!

Lavlet said...

Hey there Mere,

I miss you, and I miss our talks too. I completly agree with ya, a genuine connection with friends is so important for each and every one of us. Many Blessings to you!