On 4/16/13, Elizabeth Zuluaga wrote:
As I drove down the 91 fwy I blared the radio, rolled down all the windows and smiled to myself because in just a few moments I would have everything I need to feel good again. It had been a hard week and all I wanted to do was see the girls, sip some wine and plop myself in Val’s kitchen, more formally referred to as Chez Saratoga, for Italian Reunion #6.
When I walked through the front door I immediately relaxed and smiled as Val greeted me with a glass of wine. I literally felt my shoulders relax and release the stress. As Carol and Jackie arrived we started chatting and laughing as usual. I thought to myself how lucky I am to have this type of therapy in my life. Two generations of women I can count on, share my secrets with and know I won’t be judged, only heard, and always inspired.
We cooked Italian food (homemade pizza was involved and Carol literally picked basil from the garden outside), listened to Italian music and reminisced over all the photos and videos we took in Italy two Octobers ago. It was also nice to share our memories with some of Val and Carol’s neighbors and friends who stopped by throughout our reminiscing. The door is always open at Chez Saratoga, so that happens quite often and I love it.
Jackie and I spoke yesterday and we’re already planning reunion #7. Sighhhh….I’m looking forward to my next therapy session.*
*This is my type of therapy session and I attend them as much as I possibly can. Thanks, Liz for writing such wonderful words on our Italian reunion dinners, and the experiencing the wonder of life with these wonderful women. All images tagged “Elizabeth Zuluaga,” courtesy of Elizabeth Zuluaga. The rest are from me and my little digi. 🙂
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