Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ladies who lunch . . .

. . . are the best kind of ladies to be friends with.

I love ladies who always schedule any kind of meeting, get together or errand just in time for lunch.

*Telephone ringing* . . . 'Hi!  I have to go pick up a widget for the main man.  Want to meet for lunch?'


'I just have a minute to talk.  I'm taking the main man to the emergency room because we were not so calmly discussing how the widget wasn't the right one and somehow he got conked in the head and needs stitches.  Want to meet for lunch?'


'The main man is going to town to get his own gosh-dern widget so I'm free.  Want to meet for lunch?'

I recently hosted a 'ladies lunch'. 

I splurged on flowers but couldn't find my fancy vases.  And discovered that I really don't own alot of 'girly' doo-dads to set a pretty table.

But I had pretty new-to-me vintage dishes I wanted to use.  Truthfully, these dishes were the reason I had the luncheon in the first place.  I needed females who would appreciate the beauty of these old, dainty, gold-edged plates, saucers and berry bowls.  I needed their oohs and ahhs when I told them I got a setting of 8 plus 2 covered vegetable bowls for less than a lunch at the local bar and grill fine eating establishment.  

I'm needy like that.  It's a weakness of mine.

Besides, our usual fare of chili cheese hotdogs don't need fancy schmancy plates and I'm sure enough not going to get any praise for my lucky find from the main man when he thinks that I already have a perfectly good set of dishes so why do I need more.

Anywho, we ladies ate.  We laughed.  We caught up on the news (we did not gossip . . . no, not us!).  We drank wine.  We gave solace to each other and we rejoiced over accomplishments. 

Good friends don't need to see each other often I guess.  We know that we are only a phone call and a lunch away from renewing our ties to each other.

And there is one friend who always brings a sweet little gift.

Good times, good food, good wine and good friends.   What could be better than that.

Here's to ladies who lunch.


Gail said...

Looks so fun! Sniff, sniff, wish I could have been there.......I love lunch.....;).

Angie said...

I agree - I LOVE meeting other gals for lunch (or dinner, or dessert, for that matter!)

Glad you took the time to keep those friendships thriving by inviting your friends to lunch!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Lee said...

Awesome! I miss having friends like that! Lucky girl.

Rhonda said...

I love your sense of humor, I'm sitting here chuckling away...totally get the main man comments. :0

I adore your luncheon table setting. The simple vases with flowers and gorgeous did a fabulous job!

Thank you Connie for a good laugh this morning.

Suz said...

Dear Connie,
Thank you so much for your dear comment on my blog and for the support you have given me throughout the year. I remember you writing me initially and telling me you had "big shoulders"! You are just a dear. I miss Jud so much but I am glad he is not in pain. He had one awful month and we had a pretty wonderful last year.
This blog community is really something special.
And I love your new beautiful!!! I love to lunch with the ladies, too!!!