.I just got back from the most fun dinner. Take seven middle aged women, add three bottles of wine, baskets of amazing breads, plates of steaks and chicken, desserts to die for, and enough talking, joking and laughing to last a person for a week, and you have created a completely fabulous evening. I can't remember when I've had that much fun! The restaurant is at the casino. I hadn't eaten there before, but I'm very impressed. A really nice dining experience, but far from stuffy.
The married ladies enjoyed a night away and the single ladies enjoyed an evening with. Everyone got what they wanted! Our reservation was at 5:30 and we didn't leave the restaurant until after 9:30, lots of time for fun, but the thing is it wasn't that we were lingering more than we should. The service was excellent, but they didn't rush us, so we had lots of time between courses to enjoy our conversation.
Our ages ranged from 50 to 65, and everyone was an artist of one sort or another. Just two are lifelong artists. In previous lives the rest of us were teachers, nurses, and social workers. We found our conversations overlapping beautifully. I knew three before tonight, and I've now added three more lovely ladies to my list of friends.
I had SO much fun!
Tomorrow morning I'm off to a fashion show at an art gallery, featuring the jewelery of Zoe and the silk wearables of Linda (the two lifelong artists in the group tonight). I think it will be fun to see this combination. I have items from each of them, and I think their things will go together very well.
Sunday morning all but two of us who dined tonight are having breakfast/brunch together on Sunday morning. We are going to the restaurant Linda, Sandy and I went to a couple weeks ago, where the food is excellent. I'm guessing we will be having another fun meal.
Then on Monday Linda and I are driving to Sandy's home in Elephant Butte to spend a couple days. I've arranged for a puppy sitter, but I'm going to take a couple of The Kids with me. I think it will be Jazi and Sam. They both stay will me when we walk, so I will be less concerned about them getting away from me. It will be easy to deal with Jaz; she is well adjusted, loves people and other animals. Sam is doing well on his adjusting. I've taken him on a few errands where I can take him in with me, and while he is still a bit nervous in public and with strangers, he is doing well. This will be his first real trip away from home since I brought him to live with me in June 2008. It will do him good to have a slightly extended time away with me and meeting new people and dogs. It's an experiment, one I think is timely.
My posting may be spotty for a few days. Bear with me, and check back. I'm off on a fun series of adventures, but you know I can't stay away! And yes, Caroline, I will take pictures! :)