The evening started out with what was going to be a quiet dinner with 3 friends. And actually was a completely surprise party that included 15 of my friends. 2 of the girls made the drive from Kamloops to help me celebrate the big 4-0, and that was truly humbling. Cindy is a fabulous party thrower and even had Jodi and Jeremy in on it helping to make it a total surprise.
And wow, did we all celebrate! Starting with some fire at the Greek Islands. Hey, the many candles made for some very nice ambiance. But... when a paper napkin touch's fire, it's sure to not end very well. My very first Muff Diver was served up. And being a good sport I dived right in. A little strange sight I might say for the other guests in the restaurant. But, it was appropriate for the group I was hanging with for the night. Just being with this great group of friends made me truly grateful.
As the evening moved on, we moved to the local pup. Where, as the night went on, the crowd got much younger. By 11pm I think there were ten people in the crowd over forty. The balance of the place was filled with kids half our age! And... one of those 20 years olds even bought me a drink! Not sure what that was all about, but I'll take it:)
The laughs continued. I think the time '2:00' is etched on my brain forever now. The 2:00 thing is an inside joke that I don't think all of us who were there really understands. But, it gave us something to laugh about all night. Julie, share sometime what the heck that was about:)
Thank you to all of my friends! You all impress me in so many ways and I can't thank you all enough for making entrances into my world in various ways over these years. Thank you for the gift which I will enjoy this week on my little shopping trip. And Kelly and Julie, my Heart and Soul figure, which will always remind me of my good friends who always make me feel great and encouraged.