Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Ladies Reunite for some Girl Talk
Danielle and her friends have not seen each other since the wedding. Danielle has put out a call to try to get all the ladies together for a drink.
They decide to meet at this new local spot downtown. It has a nice outdoor patio perfect for sitting and shooting the breeze. Lisa and Sunni are the first to arrive.
They chit chat a little before the other ladies arrive.
Antoinette and Danielle arrive at the same time.
They greet the other ladies then proceed to take their seats.
"We should probably secure a couple of seats from the other table if she isn't going to use them." (Toni)
"Oh, that's India. I need to say hello anyway." (Danielle)
"India, how are you?" (Danielle)
"Well hello! I haven't seen you since the wedding. How was everything?" (India)
Danielle gives her the politically correct response about how great everything was.
"Do you mind if I steal a couple of chairs?" (Danielle)
"No, go right ahead. I'm eating alone today." (India)
Danielle takes two chairs and heads back to her table.
"Okay, now where's the waitress? I need a drink!" (Danielle)
"Oh, that doesn't sound good." (Toni)
The waitress seems to be a little preoccupied with the bartender.
Toni, Lisa, and Sunni engage in conversation. Danielle is a little perturbed about the waitress.
"Sunni, I hear business is really picking up in the real estate market." (Toni)
"That is an understatement. People are flocking here from all over. My condo sales are through the roof." (Sunni)
Leslie and Vanessa have finally arrived.
"Hello, hello. The sexy people have arrived." (Leslie)
Danielle gets up to give her maid of honor a hug. She hasn't seen or spoken to her since the wedding.
"So good to see you, girl." (Leslie)
Leslie grabs a seat and says hello to the other ladies, while Danielle says hello to Vanessa. Of course everyone is happy to see Vanessa out and about.
"Boy it is good to see you. How are you feeling, hon?" (Danielle)
"So much better. I'm still a little weak, but I had to get out of that bed." (Vanessa)
"Hello ladies. Sunni and Antoinette, I haven't seen you guys since the wedding. You guys look wonderful." (Leslie)
Vanessa and Danielle take their seats, and Vanessa gets bombarded with questions.
"Okay woman, how are you feeling? Are you sure you should be out here? " (Lisa)
"I'm doing fine. I just had a sinus infection that would not go away. Truth be told, I probably shouldn't be out here, but I had to get out of the house. I'll probably get a frantic phone call when Keith realizes I've slipped out." (Vanessa)
"Well you take it easy and know we are here if you need us." (Sunni)
"I know. I think just being out with you ladies will help me get better even quicker." (Vanessa)
"Ladies, are you ready to order, now?" (Waitress)
"More than ready." (Danielle)
The ladies put in their drink orders. The waitress returns pretty quickly with the drinks.
"Alright woman, spill the beans." (Leslie)
"What are you talking about? What beans?" (Danielle)
"What the hell happened at your reception?" (Leslie)
"Oh goodness, I almost forgot about that fiasco." (Danielle)
Danielle proceeds to tell the story about Freeman. Antoinette chimes in occasionally to fill in parts of the story.
"Now that's trifling. Why would you mess up someone's wedding like that?" (Lisa)
"You poor thing. I would have been livid." (Sunni)
"Well I wasn't thrilled about it, but I had to support my husband. Can you imagine not knowing where your dad was for all that time? I couldn't be selfish at a time like that. He's just too good to me." (Danielle)
"Unfortunately, that is not all the drama we have had to deal with since the wedding." (Danielle)
She takes a sip of her drink then proceeds to fill the ladies in on the Melanie drama. Even though she is taking the high road on this one, it feels good to be able to vent to her girls about this.
"Please tell me Melanie didn't do that?" (Toni)
"I almost forgot that she was your sister-in-law." (Danielle)
"Yes, but I have never condoned her bad behavior. I swear, sometimes she just goes overboard." (Toni)
"Wait a minute. Maybe I didn't hear you right. She said what to Julian?!" (Leslie)
"You know I was ready to go over there and strangle her with my bare hands." (Danielle)
"Girl, we can still go find her now!" (Lisa)
"No. I have since decided to try something a little different. I don't want to be her enemy. For the sake of all the children involved, I am going to try to handle this in a civil manner." (Danielle)
"Well if that doesn't work, and she needs a beat down, call me." (Leslie)
"Leslie, you have been watching too many of those Real Housewives shows. Nobody is going to be beating anyone down. I don't want to be bailing you out of jail. Let's remember, she is an attorney. I'm sure she'd be quick to file charges against you." (Danielle)
The ladies continue their girl talk. Shooting the breeze can be freeing. Danielle is happy to get together with the ladies. They have formed such a special bond over the past year.