A toast...


...to impromptu gatherings that are easy, fun, and satisfying on a variety of levels.

It's nice, in my 2008 spring-o'-hard-knocks, to have a lovely, low-key evening with a different mix of people, some that I know well, some not-so-much. A long walk in the park (with a very bad - very cute! - but very willful and bossy puppy), followed by a glass of wine and grill food was just the antidote I needed for a week that was feeling more difficult than it needed to be.

...and to finding camaraderie and friendship when I didn't know I needed it. I needed it this evening, and I'm so grateful to the lovely ladies who spent some time with me. They may not technically be therapists (although SingleGirl is coming close!), but just having them around to walk with, talk to, and cook for, made this evening such fun. It's technically the first evening that I've been alone since my dad passed away. My dad loved to entertain...holidays begin [began, I suppose] with my dad puttering in the kitchen, creating a (mostly...the bundt pan meatloaf with the googly hard-boiled eggs notwithstanding) tasty meal to show the folks around the table how much he appreciated and loved them. This evening it felt good to have a group of smart, fun, interesting women over, to share a beautiful walk, and to hopefully nourish them afterward with some good food and good conversation. My dad would've totally approved...

I'm grateful that these fabulous women gave me support, opportunity and some precious time this evening...Thanks ladies! The pleasure was all mine...

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singlegirl said…
Salut....to all of the above....

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