Tuesday afternoon I went to my friend's summer cottage. We have a P.J. party once each summer. No phones, no computers, no kids, no husbands. But there is lots of catching-up, sharing stories and a mai tai before dinner.
We stayed up far too late and got up early for coffee and more stories before I had to get home to the eager pups, waiting for a walk.
This is one of the things I love about summer. Connecting with dear friends, catching up on events of the past few months and relaxing without any other temptations. It's a day of reprieve from chores, errands, sketching and the other daily duties that so often keep us from those that we hold dear and don't see often enough.
Treat yourself to an afternoon with a good friend. Catch up on books read, movies seen, projects accomplished and what the year ahead may hold. It's a summer treat.