Ah. Hah.


It's amazing what 3 days away with your girlfriends can do for your perspective.

Being a fulltime teacher, mom & wife can take it's toll: corrections and planning occupy my time when all I can think about is Willis, then when I'm concentrating on Willis, my mind is always consumed with the list of to dos for a teacher. Throw in maintaining superwife status and bam, I have a headache. I'm pretty sure that getting rid of my job would solve everything.

That's why I treasure so much the chance to step out of my life for 3 days and take off with my friends. It's almost like taking 10 years off my life and journeying to a time when our worlds revolved around our friendships and our quest for love and social domination at that narly bar. Granted, much has changed in those 10 years, but it's so very easy to slip back into that frame of mind, especially when the laughter has reached a fevered pitch. Not all of the girls made it this year, but they were definitely refered in the conversations/remembrances we had. People can affect your life so deeply that their memories become etched into yours. That's what it's like sharing the same friendships that have lasted some 26, some 15 years.

I have nothing but gratitude for my friends. Going away like this makes me remember who I was, who I am and who I aspire to become. They can bring out the best and the bitchiest in me and love me regardless. That's why they're so great. It's wonderful knowing that no matter what happens in life, there will always be a sister-like friend who'll support me or laugh at with me. Going away with them for 3 days renews my heart and my ability to love my husband and my son stronger than I did before I left.
Yay for friends!

Girls 2010 from Dee on Vimeo.


  1. Since I now know that your videos aren't all to music - I played it with sound at the office. Really quietly though...

    What?!?!? No pictures from last year. That was the Britney concert year. I have some sitting in the booth at the restauraunt - so you MUST have some.

    Thanks for all the memories Deena. You put those videos together so well. I nearly died when I saw you and Can pretending to be news casters. So embaressing. Sara would have been embaressed too!

    But really - great video. It made me smile for the full 5 minutes and 5 seconds that it watched. The only thing I wished was that it was longer :)

  2. Well, you'll have to send me those pictures, but I could not find any. I must've been only concentrating on Britney. I also have more footage and when I have more time, I'm going to put it all together for an extended version!


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