Monday, February 06, 2006
What do you know, we had sun over the weekend. And Allison was right, the daffodils are budding. These are growing in a pot in my very own front yard, so they cheer my up as I come and go.
Sunday was a beautiful day. I had brunch with a group of women I get together with once a month. We're all teachers, three of us teach college, and two are elementary school teachers. We've all got kids who are high school and college age. Three of us are married and two of us are divorced. Although we don't all stay in touch with each other in between get-togethers, we are always glad to see each other and to catch up. We were trying to remember how long we've been doing this, and we think it's been five years, but no one can quite remember. It's become a very pleasant routine, to sit and eat and talk and to see who's grappling with what challenges or triumphs at the moment. We all know that whatever it is, we have either been there, or will likely be there some day.
Here's a photo taken last October. That's me with the glasses, and from left to right there's Susan, Stephanie and Catherine. Nancy didn't make it that time. We usually meet in each other's homes, but this one time we met in a restaurant.
I feel very fortunate to be a part of this circle of smart and compasionate friends. Like the daffodils, they are a great source of joy and optimism.