Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things --Healthy Laughs

I spent this afternoon at my friend, Carol's for a "Healthy Laughs" House Party. It's always a treat to be invited to Carol's. The company is interesting and the conversation is good and Carol is a food stylist and the best cook I know. She is gracious and hospitable and fun, and I am so blessed that she is my friend.
Carol found this idea on the web and invited a group of friends to lunch and to discuss cancers that affect women. Sounds dire, but it was upbeat, informative and there were lots of healthy laughs, and of course yummy and healthy food, including a great crustless quiche and lots of veggies.
You may ask why this entry is part of "A Few of my Favorite Things." Spending time with my friends is just about at the top of my list of favorite things to do, tied with spending time with family. But as a single woman, my close friends have become my family. I get especially nostalgic at holiday time, and the Jewish New Year starts on Friday night. I've begun to reflect on the year past. It's been a year of challenges, but also of good times and deep and rich friendship. I don't think I would have been able to traverse this year without my friends, as support and company and for lots of healthy laughter. Thank you friends from around the world -- friends from childhood, college, work, bible study, bloggy friends and all the strange and wonderful ways we meet the people who make our life good and meaningful. Blessings to you all!


k and c's mom said...

Happy Rosh Hashanah, Buttercup. A perfect time to reflect over the past year and look forward to good things in the year ahead. I think the "Healthy Laughs" House Party is a wonderful idea.

blushing rose said...

Your friends Healthy Laughs party sounds like a lot of fun ... so very glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope all is going well for you. Enjoy your New Year celebration.

PS TY for popping by ... I could have gone on for hours down memory lane, saving some for another day. TTFN ~ Marydon

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Sounds like friends, fun & education all tied up with good eats! My kind of perfect afternoon~
Happy Rosh Hashanah (ok, I know nothing of Rosh Hashana, I copied from K & C's Mom), so Happy New Year!
I'm so happy I've "met" you. You are like a breath of fresh air everytime you post!
Have a wonderful week~

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Shanah tova!

Neabear said...

Sounds like that was a good party full of fun with good friends. You are lucky to have those good friends to share time together in good and in bad. Happy Rosh Hashanah!


Tammy said...

Sounds like good times!

Hope you are blessed with many more friends!☺

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Rosh Hashanah Buttercup. I know exactly what you mean about friends. Funny I just blogged about friends today too. They are our lifelines.

The party sounded like fun (I think).

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Enjoy these days...these friends, this world. Amen!

Mimi said...

I had to catch up on your blog as I was away for the week-end, got home late Monday night from a 3 day trip to Calif.
I love your little support group and yes we bloggers are like your family as well!!!!
I was sad and happy about your late night at work and your bus stop story!!! So glad people are kind and will tell you and Me what is going on sometimes!!!! I still love that I know someone who actually lives in New York City!!!!