My girlfriend, Joy, just left. She came over and I made her the most phenomenal cappuccino, that she says is even better than Starbucks. I might have to say so myself, considering I made them 90 minutes ago and my foam is still there!
Oh Joy, Joy, Joy! When I reflect on 2010, and the people, places, things, and events that have altered my existence in any way, Joy is definitely on the top of my list! Joy was just a casual shopper in my boutique, I had seen her in there a few times, she would always buy Tyler candles and maybe a top or accessory. At my check out counter I learned that Joy had moved here from NY, was doing a little photography for a magazine, and was living three blocks away from. She seemed interesting enough, and like somebody I could hang out with. She was into wine and cutting edge ideas, fashionable and beautiful, but I never reached out to her for the first two years. That is until last March.
My business has forced me to grow, and make new friends, and learn the art of relationships. Which has been one of the biggest gifts I’ve ever been given. So I invited Joy up one morning for Coffee, and we talked about anti-aging products, and so on. She bought some stuff and then I couldn’t get rid of her! Or she couldn’t get rid of me? It didn’t matter, either way, we were stuck together. We found out that we were both born on March 20. Two true Pisces, two true soul sisters!
Joy has brought so much joy into my life. Her name truly represents her. She is a ray of light, and when I think of her I always smile. We laugh a lot together, she was exactly what I missing. We are so much the same, yet so different at the same time. I like to think we fill little holes within each other. She has taught me a lot about cooking, a little about sewing, a lot about tomato plants, a lot about parenting, and a ton about patience. (And so much more than that!) In return, I have taught her how to make smoky eyes, pick the best wine for your buck, make potato candy, do up-do’s, and hopefully more than that.
She is down to earth, crafty, humble, honest, caring, fun, funny, sexy, dependable, and just an all around amazing person. One thing she isn’t, is boring. Which is exactly why we compliment each other so well. She’s so full of life, and it shows in everything she does, including in her incredible children. She also has a gift of bringing people together, as I do, that may be the best trait that we share.
I was out xmas shopping for decorations a few weeks ago, and found the word Joy, and I put it on my mantle. I texted her the pic and wrote, “I made an alter to you! You’re one of the best things that happened to me in 2010.” Joy, I wasn’t kidding, truly you are. I cherish your friendship, and every single time you walk through my back door and scare the shit out of the babysitter for not knocking! I mean how many of your girlfriends can say they bared the Justin Beiber concert for your daughter out of pure friendship, haha. Glad to be kicking off the New Year with you and your amazing husband! Cheers! (And looking forward to our birthday at the roller rink in a few months!)
(Don’t be mad at me for this.. 🙂