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Met my friend SF this morning for Starbucks. I had a passion tea lemonade, and it was delicious, but too sweet - forgot to tell them not to sweeten it. I was there early, so I journalled for about 30 minutes before SF arrived. I met her years ago through her husband, who I met on a message board that I followed, and knew that they were both delightful, delightful people. There was a gathering of folks from that board in LA before I moved here, and I came up from San Diego to attend.
She and her husband were both substantially overweight at the time, and within less than two years (about four years ago) her husband dropped dead of a heart attack while walking to his car in the parking lot at work. He was only 38. SF, the amazing woman that she is, handled the sudden and tremendous loss with more grace and strength than I could ever hope to have in ANY situation. I sent her an email expressing my condolences, and it was really out of that volley of messages that our friendship began.
Fast forward to today. SF has changed her life in so many ways. She went vegetarian (she's an A, but doesn't really follow the BTD), exercises daily, and quit her job last year to work on her novel. And in the last year and a half or so we've gotten pretty close. She's lost almost all the extra weight, and even if she doesn't lose anymore, she looks and feels great.
Tuesday morning we got together at our usual Starbucks (same bat time, same bat channel) and gabbed for about 2 hours. I never get tired of spending time with her, and we always have great conversations.
After we parted, I headed for Nordstom's to return two pairs of shoes. Ordered the same pair in another size, tried on a bunch of shoes that didn't work, and headed home for bed (finally). Got home, showered, and was out cold around 3pm.
Got up, did some yoga (which I haven't done much of in weeks, and want to do daily), talked with Anne and then the BF, and dashed to work with a pineapple juice, banana, egg protein powder smoothie in hand for breakfast.
I've got my leftover lamb, artichoke, rice concoction for lunch, and cherries for snacks.
Tomorrow night I'll be going out for dinner with the new BF, and I can't wait to see him! (I'm totaly twitterpated!)
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