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!