GFW has been canceled due to lack of interest.
GFW is an annual event where a group of women get together at an exotic location for a weekend of eating, drinking, and being merry, with sleep thrown in somewhere just for good measure.
So far, “group” means three, “annual” means whenever the stars align in the form of our schedules and our finances, and “exotic” can be anything from Seattle to Las Vegas to my backyard jacuzzi. As long as we are together, we really do not care where we are. It is just nice to see each other and catch up.
This year’s location was to be at my house, since my gals had not yet visited my new digs and I have a jacuzzi. What more does one need?
Alas, SOMEONE went incommunicado the week before her scheduled arrival after telling me she would be traveling to one state then coming to my place early on perhaps Wednesday or Thursday. Beginning on Sunday, the email and voicemail messages I left on her cell phone, at work, and at home became increasingly frantic as the week progressed.
I was not REALLY worried. My friend is very reliable. My only concern was whether I needed to take off work to pick her up at the airport – which airport? – and whether I needed to reschedule my Friday afternoon beautification appointments.
She called Thursday evening around 6:00 to say she was not coming and was, in fact, back home two states away.
It did not occur to me until after we hung up that she must have known she was not coming weeks ago when she made her airline reservation. *grump*
She DID apologize for not communicating with me and I know she has an awful lot going on with both family issues and a job that has recently become substantially more complicated and stressful. But that is when you need your girlfriends most, yes?
All is well, my friend. I hope to see you soon. Don’t hate me for blogging about it.
Girlfriend #2 was, I think, secretly relieved the weekend was canceled. She just got back from a business trip on the other side of the country and no one likes to travel again so soon. Her work is busy and stressful right now, too, so I suspect she took the weekend to catch up. I think I will drive up to see her one weekend very soon.
As for me, I was quite productive with my newfound free time. I* changed out all my front sprinklers so the rotor ones actually, you know, rotate so ALL my grass gets water, not just the strip down the middle where I pointed the broken rotor head so at least some of the grass would get wet.
I also installed a wireless network at a friend’s house, set up a new computer system at my house, set up a second new computer system at my sister’s house an hour away, and began the laborious process of grooming my former computer to become my 80 year old mommy’s new best friend.
Not a wasted weekend at all.
*By “I,” of course I mean I stood and watched while my kind and helpful neighbor dug up the old heads and installed the new ones. But I did BUY the new heads and I ADJUSTED them to the correct distance and pattern. I got wet and muddy, too!