December 15, 2014

6 Signs You Might Need a Good GNO

GNO = Girl's Night Out.

I got to get together with my girlfriends last week. It was for one of their birthdays.

The last time I had gotten together with all of them was for another one's birthday back in July.

That is way too long to go between Girl's Nights! Sad thing is, I had only missed ONE night when we were all supposed to hang out, so it's not like they were partying without me.

Ugh: Life.

Women need other women. No matter how much we love our significant others, children or extended family, girlfriends are a necessity. There are things that only they can understand and love you through.

So anyway, I got to thinking about how I know it's time. How I know it's been quite long enough, thank you, and I NEED to see my girls.

And because I'm super thoughtful, I will include HOW to make it happen.


1. It’s been months since you had a good, full-bodied belly laugh that caused tears to stream down and make your face hurt.

2. You’ve nearly got a hole in your tongue from biting it so hard, unable to vent out your frustrations.

3. You’re sure the last time you spent time with your girlfriends was just maybe a month ago, but in reality it’s been MONTHS - plural.

4. You can’t remember the last time you had something truly sinful to eat such as a mud pie dessert or movie theater popcorn with extra butter.

5. Every single thing your husband and children do gets under your skin.

6. You frequently find yourself wishing you could run screaming from your house, never to return!

Yep.  All classic signs that you not only need a Girl’s Night Out, but you need it STAT!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make it happen.

It doesn’t matter who was the last of you to organize a GNO. It doesn’t matter if not everyone can make it.

Where two or more are gathered….

So this is what you do: You call, text, email, Facebook or Tweet your girlfriends making it VERY CLEAR that this needs to happen. Do not be vague. You must provide a date and time that is best for you. It would also be helpful if you had some idea of what you’d like to do. Or request suggestions.

If everyone can afford it, actually GO OUT. Dinner and a movie isn't only for couples. But if money is an issue, see if one of your friends would be willing to host the Girls in her home. I say one of your friends because if you’re the one in need of the GNO, you might really resent doing it at your own home. On the other hand, just getting the girls together can be all you need, setting be damned.

My friends and I love to gather in a home with some food and adult beverages and just sit and gab. Sometimes we play a board game too. We had an '80s night when the movie Rock of Ages came out on DVD, and we had a secret Santa gift exchange  (in our Christmas PJs) last year.

Once you and your girls have decided when and what to do, put it on the calendar and tell your significant other. If the date is a few days or a week away, you will need to tell him again.

When the day of your scheduled GNO arrives, try not to stare at the clock all day long.

Now go, have fun!

What do you and your friends like to do together?

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