Last night we had dinner with Jeni and her husband at their lovely house. They had prepared an awesome dinner--salmon burgers, spinach salad, and orzo salad. It was very Mediterranean and delicious. And I was so hungry--I ate a ton of salad. I felt very healthy, at least until we broke out the German chocolate cake we had brought (and no, I didn't bake it myself. And also, no, German chocolate cake is not actually German, at least not according to Torsten).
It was so lovely to hang out with friends. I'm starting to feel like I have a solid friend base here--six or seven girlfriends whom I adore, a real little network. No bestie here in town, but a bunch of wonderful people with whom I become closer all the time.
And with Jeni and her husband, when we arrived at their house I was tired and a bit stressed out, but right away hanging out with them I felt more relaxed, and by the end of the evening I had totally forgotten about all the events of the day that had stressed me out, and was just enjoying chatting with them.
It was relaxing, it was fun, it was interesting. Their dog Saucer is too cute--though unfortunately too small for Montana to be able to play with, so we left her at home. Their house is gorgeous and we ate on the lovely patio in the adorable backyard, surrounded by purple irises. The setting was great--but of course it's the people who really make the difference. And in this case the company was ideal.
That's how friends should be, you know? I'm so glad we're starting to have a few of those here in Denver. And I look forward to having even more in the future.
And continuing to hang out with Jeni and her husband, of course. Because they are awesome.
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