So how did I spend it? By getting my butt kicked in my basic training workout class, preparing the packages to send to my soldier in Afghanistan, talking to my grandpa while cleaning the apartment, bleaching my teeth and inspecting my pores and wrinkles then putting on three different face masks. Doesn't help that I am breaking out like a 13 year old! I thought that stuff was over with.
|Taken from my scrapbook! 10-08-2000|
|Out for my 21st Birthday w Shawna and Lindsey!|
|Woohoo 21! 10-08-2001|
It is a nice coincidence that the book chosen for this months book club is called Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah. I was determined to finish this book since I didn't finish last month's book, but ended up finishing so fast because I couldn't put it down! It is about two friends who meet as pre-teens and form such an incredibly strong bond. They stay best friends for the rest of their lives even though they couldn't be more different and they end up taking different paths as they get older...one chooses career and one chooses to have a family. In the end, something tragic happens to one of them. I won't spoil it for you but it is deals with a really personal subject to me. It seems like this is a common theme for women's books, but this one was long and really developed the characters, reminding you how incredibly important relationships are in your life. Even though you may go through ups and downs or not see or talk to each other as often as you like, it is important to lean on your true friends when you really need them and be there for them as well. Naturally people are going to grow apart and make different decisions...but true friendship endures. I am so blessed to have many of these type of friendships in my life. I know the relationships in my life have shaped me into the person I am today. A true friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway. I have always loved that quote!
The book club meeting was at Swirl Wine Bar which is a block from my apartment. Perfect! We had the best time drinking sangria and talking about the book, and other girly things. Put women together and give them some wine and they will be happy! I am so glad I read this book and was able to get involved in the discussion...I have found that I really enjoy book club!
|The crew tonight for our book club at Swirl|
Thank you guys for following me on this journey...I will let you know how the birthday goes!!
BRING IT ON 30!!!!!