Friday, December 30, 2011

All's well that ends well

"Miss Karina! I have the day off and I'm coming to Brissie to spend the day with you!"

That's the best voicemail a girl can get. My bestie Cheree lives on the coast and has three kids (my three godchildren) so when she means she has a day off, she means a day off from the kids. In the nicest way possible, of course.

We've been besties for 23 years. Yep. Like...forever. Since we were in high school. Although we catch up pretty regularly, we always have at least one of our kids in tow and usually restricted to school hours. We always have one eye on the clock.

But not this day. A whole day to ourselves? How exciting!!

We spent the whole day at The Barracks. Shopping, lunching, catching up on the goss. Laughing, reminiscing, pondering, questioning. We were going to go to the movies, but we got chatting and completely missed it.

She arrived at 10.00am and didn't leave until 5.30pm. By my calculations that means we spoke for 7.5 hours straight, pausing only to eat and visit the bathroom. That, dear readers, is the definition of a bestie. Someone you can chat to for 7.5 hours straight, whether you saw them last week or last year. We're the same together as we were when we were 13. She knows me inside out even though we're like chalk and cheese.

Yep....we'll be best friends forever. It was the perfect end to 2011 - the year may not have started well, but all's well that ends well.

Oh..and this was the veggo burger I had for lunch at Fab Fish and Burger Grill. With a Round Two Semillion Sauvignon Blanc.