"Give Your Heart A Break" - Demi Lovato
Sometimes, you have to step away from it all and...
Give your heart a break.
There are moments when, if you're lucky enough,
the heaviness inside seems to drift away effortlessly.
I sat with my friend, Jessica, this weekend.
30 years of her life.
Almost 20 years of friendship.
We joked at how we could easily become "ladies who lunch" and never get sick of it.
We outdid ourselves with our usual bouncing around of a million and ten chat topics...
Food, new songs on the radio (which we sang ever so beautifully to one another), our men, hot blonds, Rhianna, New Orleans, chicken farms and chicken nuggets...
And how I'm secretly in love with this song.
And how I belt it out at the top of my lungs whenever it comes on the radio.
We couldn't resist a trip after lunch
for a couple doses of
Raspberry Truffle and Guatemalan Ripple.
Putting my crazy cat lady skills to good use and feeding the stray kitties at one of the offices I clean.
After deciding on a platter and vase, we picked out our paint and sat down for some fun.
I couldn't wait to see what my super talented amiga was going to create.
one cupcake left...
Dinner at casa de Marino's.
Steve was a sweet Mr. and grilled us up some yum-o chicken.
Jessica taught me how to saute spinach for the fifth time.
And who am I kidding...she cooked.
But, hey, let's not forget, I "chopped" the bread.
Reunited and if feels so good.
We laughed hysterically when Muffin took the spotlight with her mad paper chasing skills.
What a sweet and special day it was. <3
Tonight ended with a glass of red, dark chocolate cupcakes, and the newest episode of "True Blood"
while sitting close to my husband.
And, I'm thankful for that, as the weeks ahead push us closer to challenging times and decisions.
Life sure isn't always cupcakes, pedicures and vampire soap operas.
But when the weight of the world sits on your shoulders,
you can always count on the love placed in your life to
give your heart a break, help ease the ache,
and make you realize that
life is still so, so good.
Wishing everyone a great start to a fresh, new week!
I'll be back in a few days. <3
Lots of Lovin',