I don't have many friends. I have a handful of close friends and they all live hours (most of them states) away. I don't go out with girl friends, um, ever. If I go out I go out with my husband. Which is lovely, since he is my best friend and all. Once in a blue moon the hubby and I will get together with his friends (who also live an hour or so away) for a nice evening out.
When one of my oldest and best friends (who now lives in Colorado) sent a message around Facebook that she was coming back to our hometown for a visit a group of friends from high school quickly insisted on a ladies night out.
We ate at one of my favorite restaurants, we had cocktails, laughed until our faces hurt, and talked 'til all hours of the morning. It was fabulous. And even though I was extremely exhausted the next day I still felt rejuvenated. Thanks, ladies!
Never underestimate a good "girl's night out".
Getting together for the first time in years we were all complimenting each other on how great we look, and that we haven't aged since high school. We were all feeling quite good about ourselves until Erica and I (the pretty lady sitting next to me in the above picture) were at a crowded bar that same evening and as a young man (maybe 21 or 22 years old) tried to squeeze by us he said, "Excuse me, older but attractive ladies."
We laughed until we nearly passed out.
Head swelling remedied.