The singles group got together tonight for a dinner. I am really enjoying being part of this group. We ate and talked for a couple hours. The food was really good, and I enjoyed the conversation a great deal. These are mostly bright, articulate people, some are deep enough thinkers to make conversations interesting, and while I don't agree with everything everyone says, no one is making un-thought-through rants. Even the occasional political discussions are rational and calm, so the content is interesting and informative, not-in-your-face arguments. Wow, that is pleasant! I dislike hostile discourses about anything. I live in a county where the majority of opinions are largely different from my own views, so having this kind of opportunity is very exciting and pleasant for me.
We were able to eat on the deck, as the evening was very mild. By the time we finished dinner, the air was cooling off a bit, I'd guess it was probably about 65-68. It was still pleasant but it was tie to move in. Even I, who prefers the cooler weather, was feeling the coolness. But it was a pleasant, soft fall evening before we migrated.
After dinner, we played a game. Have you played "Buzz Word"? I had not played it before, and it was a lot of fun! It turns out I was very good at it, and that always makes a game a lot more fun, doesn't it? Anyway, it was a very good time, full of considerable joking around and silliness. I really haven't laughed so much in a long time.
Something that is very appealing to me about the group is that it seems everyone is there honestly for friendship, rather than looking for a "dates." I guess there was one couple who dated a while then broke up. Neither has been there since I've been going, but apparently, they are each out of town and plan to come back. It's just nice to be able to be friends, without worrying about being misunderstood. Lots of good friends, both male and female .... exactly what I wanted.
Well, I'm going to kick back a while with The Kids before time for bed. I've been away from them much of today, and I think some mom/pup time is in order. :)