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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Best friends for life. On Sunday, I traveled "home" to Silicon Valley to see my neurologist. I had the time of my life!! Because I now live twenty-five minutes from anywhere, I have to tell you all the things I did within one square mile at "home":

1. Stayed at Maria's house (think Martha Stewart only Greek). She made up her guest room like the spa with candles, and a water pitcher -- plus she made quiche! And her husband taped "stupid" television shows for us, as the three of us have juvenile humor and we giggled until midnight.

2. Went to see some of our closest friends, Rich & Christina (Rich is the one battling terminal cancer -- not that you'd ever know it. He looks great, and I miss having him around as he worked at home and did my "honey-do" list while my hubby isn't the handy type.

3. Saw my Nana (she doesn't know me, but I just blathered on as though that didn't matter an iota!) She looks good, and I still see "her" in those blue eyes.

4. Went to Highway (old church) and they've bought a coffee shop -- hung out there (where my laptop died -- sigh)

5. Had lunch with Jackie & Maria -- my accountability girls and my, how I miss our lunches.

6. Had a bubble tea and took off for home.

7. Oh yeah, and I went to the neurologist! (the point of the trip.)

One square mile! What was I thinking to leave that cushy life?

On the way home, I met with Beth, my best friend since we were four. This is us at dinner.

These are the friends who have seen me at my best/worst. They knew me when I could have worn a bikini, and now, when they'd pay to make sure I don't. We have watched each other become mothers, leave our cars behind for minivans and trade our acne meds for wrinkle cream, our Calvin Kleins for mom jeans only gets better! I wouldn't trade them for anything. Not even the chance to move back home! Because friends like this never leave you in spirit.
Kristin Billerbeck  
posted at 11:04 PM  
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At 12:56 AM, Anonymous alisa said...

How cute are you in this photo Kristin! So cute, love the hair.

At 3:04 AM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

sounds like you had a good time! always great to catch up with old friends!

and hey, anyone named beth has to get MY vote :D

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Glad you had a good time in the Valley, K. Thank God for good friends!

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

So many great thoughts, here. Thanks, Kristin (and I still hope you get to move to a home where it doesn't take a car to get coffee and phone service.) Blessings.

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

Isn't it great to have friends like that? I have a girlfriend I see maybe once a year and we just pick up right where we left off. As if we see each other every day! I love that. Glad you had fun, Kristin. I actually had to look up Bubble Tea to see what it was the first time you talked about it. LOL.

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

You funny, sweet ramblings brought tears to my eyes. My mother had Alzheimers, but I had the joy of her knowing me the last time I saw her alive. A blessing from God.

I have best friends in four corners of these United States, and like you, Kristin, I wouldn't trade my girlfriends for all all the coffee in Columbia. And now they know for sure how much they mean to me, the coffee diva (what my worship pastor has dubbed me)

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

What I like best about "home" is that people speak my language. They know "pulling the perfect shot" is a feat that should be continuously practiced as a coffee lover -- and when I say I'm hanging out at Fry's (computer/gadget super store for tech geeks), it's an acceptable form of entertainment. : )

At 11:09 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

How awesome to have a best friend since you were four. Really amazing and wonderful! I love the picture.

Sounds like you had a great time!



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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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