“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget”.
To Patricia, Anuschka and Maiky.
As I am typing this new post, I couldn’t help but wonder…
What are my 3 girls doing right now? 
It’s funny because I talked to them just two days ago…
I have lovely friends here in Switzerland and on my new daily walk in Blogland,
I already met some great girls and I’m happy I’m blogging!
But still, living in another country and meeting new friends through blogging,
made me think more about something I miss doing.
Laughing with my girlfriends!
I know, nowadays you have plains, trains and automobiles. We have access to the Internet, Skype and let’s not forget the good old telephone.
But as I was looking, again, in one of my SATC books,
seeing Carrie with Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda having fun,
 I realized something…
I’m already so lucky
to have my own very close girlfriends!
Where ever I was, no matter where I am or will be,
They are my friends.
And even though I hear them on a regular basis, it’s still not the same as being in one room, laughing so loud that you’re in serious danger of wetting your panties…
~ photos via google search ~

You can do things with your girlfriends that you cannot do with your man.
How sweet he may be, it’s not the same.
I can laugh with them, shop till we drop, talk for hours (until I’m being told to go to sleep…), go to the movies, cry together, give each other comfort or advise, it doesn’t matter what we do. We’ve been through a lot and helped each other with a lot.
That’s what real girlfriends do.
So here is to having girlfriends,
far away or close by!
It’s all part of being a woman.
I’m glad I am.
A woman.
Bye now!

18 thoughts on “Girlfriends

  1. Coté Provence

    Hi Maureen,
    What lovely post… i agree with you.. friends are so precious!
    I am doing a post on Switzerland today, and will be including a link to your wonderful blog. So glad to have met you through the blogging world!


  2. Blondie's Journal

    It’s so hard when you move away from friends…I have done that and it’ hard sometimes to have that same relationship that you did, day to day. But there is always the beauty of making new friends. I hope you do!


  3. Laura

    Hi Maureen
    My best friend (since I was 4 years old), called me the other day to tell me that she was pregnant, after trying for a long time. We are like sisters, and I always imagined that we would bring our children up together, laughing and crying over a cup of tea, while our kiddies played in the background… however, life happens and things change… We are still as close as ever, but sometimes you just need to be there… that phone call was one of those moments… Meanwhile, I’ve told her, she has to have a boy, so that he can marry one of my daughters and we can finally become family! Have a great Sunday. Lx

  4. French Kissed

    Having great girlfriends really is one of the best things about being a girl…and now we get to expand our circle of friends through blogging…such a wonder! I just came over to visit from Cote Provence. So happy to meet you as Switzerland has always been on my list of one of those dream places to live and I also share your love of old silver. Looking forward to many more visits here.


  5. T's Daily Treasures

    My girlfriends are definitely the ones who keep me going.

    I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one who was having problems with the Google follow button. Yesterday was giving me fits. :)

    Best wishes for the rest of your day. Tammy

  6. It's me

    Hoi tja lijkt me moeilijk je vrienden achter te laten…….maar je maakt ook weer nieuwe vrienden…en heel veel blogvrienden ook toch??? fijne avond liefs Ria….

  7. Zaira

    Hi Maureen! It’s true, having girlfriends is a blessing. I have just one but she’s a sister to me. I’ve always dreamt about having more girls like the SATC party….but true friendship is not easy to find. I’ve always had more male friends, women sometimes can be so jealous-who knows why… We are all in the same boat…aren’t we???

    ps. many thanks for your lovely comments!!! I’m a new follower of your fantastic blog!!!
    Hugs, Zaira xoxo

  8. Signe

    So true! And a very lovely post.

    Coté Provence sent me here and she didn’t lie about your blog! I’ll be back :)

  9. Celestial Charms

    Yep, I know all about having to leave friends behind. I’m living thousands of miles away from my best friend, and all my other family members. Nothing compares to being able to see them in person. The only potential benefit, is that it has made my own family…hubby and children and I…more close. We rely on eachother for everything. Have a great upcoming week!

  10. A House and Home

    It’s one of the casualties of modern life! I miss my girls so much and look forward to our get togethers, which happen only every few months now. But we have so, so, so much fun, laughs and understanding when we do get together. Nothing like it.

  11. Bron @ Baby Space

    Hi Maureen! I hear you on how wonderful it is to have those special girlfriends, the ones that just *get* you – nothing is quite like it :)
    Welcome to the blogosphere! Hope you’re loving it here :)

  12. Draffin Bears

    Hi Maureen,

    It is wonderful to discover your blog and meet you.
    I came here via Cote Provence and I agree, lovely to have the friendship of girlfriends.
    Look forward to coming back for a visit.

    Happy week

  13. Grandma Yellow Hair

    You are so right…there is nothing better than true girlfriends. The ones that make you laugh so hard you have no control over yourself or ones you can call anytime day or night.
    Love this post…makes me want to have a sleep over weekend with my friends I grew up with. We do that about every 6 months…need to do it more often.
    Thanks honey for stopping by and commenting about discombobulated…funny I can not say it either and since my friend said it to me I can not get it out of this ole brain of mine. haha
    You can tell that since my accident I have no life. hahah

  14. Laura

    Thank you for your kind words yesterday Maureen. I am honored that you take the time out of your day to leave a comment. Hoping you’ve had a great day… My girls are munching on my cookies now, so I’m guessing they were a good batch… this time! Lx

  15. Ms. Bake-it

    Hello Maureen,

    What a lovely post. You are so correct that there is nothing better than true girlfriends. The ones who really know you, do not judge you, laugh with you and cry with you and stick with you through the good times and the bad times. I have three friends that I am especially close to but we now all live so far from one another and I miss our times together and the laugh until you cry episodes. Sure I have other friends locally, but they are more like acquaintances and not true and sincere friends.

    Have a beautiful day!

    ~ Tracy

  16. shopgirl

    Oh, this post is so sweet and true! I now am missing my girlfriends after reading this post. I, too, am always living somewhere other than where I grew up and it’s hard without your best friends even with the all the devices for communicating. Talking to someone in person can never be replaced.

    Thanks for the reminder….

    Rambles with Reese


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