The first day of my month of relaxation was truly amazing. Work has been very interesting the past few weeks. I have started to feel lost. So many choices are in front of me. It is hard not make crazy decisions sometimes. On Wednesday, my best friend texted me and said that Two EE’s is having a sale over the weekend. Luckily, I was also hanging out with another friend who was in desperate need of some W&R. Sometimes you just need to take a few hours and go back to the basics.
For anyone who hasn’t been to Two EE’s Winery, you are missing out. It feels like this place has been around forever, but I think the owners are probably my age. It is by far the best wine I’ve had. Bonus… locally owned. It is always busy, has a rocking food truck, live music, and the wines are great. Friday was especially great because we had Sol Kitchen truck. Amanda and Jessica both were happy to join in the festivities of table hunting, wine slushy drinking, and bottle sharing.
As I was sitting with these two friends, memories of how much we have all been through came back. I have been friends with Amanda for 12 years and friends with Jessica for 10 years. Both of these ladies come from different words. One is from my Kokomo world and the other is from my Fort Wayne world. It was so funny sharing stories about how many times we almost died and how much trouble we have gotten in. It is like these parallel lives that occasionally swerve and intersect. As we get older, I cherish these moments of pure humor where we are all just laughing at absolutely nothing and make fun of all of the people bringing babies to the winery.
Friends are fine wines. They all have different flavors, different colors, and get better with age. It takes a few hours of going back to the people that know you the best in order to really get to know yourself and who you wish you still are.