For the first time in my life I am afforded the luxury of working very close to home and having a dear friend who lives just as close.
That makes for a perfect combination.
She likes to cook and I like to eat, especially her cooking!
So when the phone rings around lunch time and I hear her chipper German accented voice on the other end of the phone, I know what's coming. An invite for lunch. And it makes me smile.
She always fusses, making something homemade.
No Mac -n- Cheese at Chez Elke!!
She even uses the good china. And fabric napkins. And we usually finish with coffee.
And though we only get to visit for about 45 minutes, we seem to chat about everything under the sun, like good girlfriends do.
These lunches are an outward expression of our friendship. They offer me a much needed break in my day, a great meal, a mental escape from stress and a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart.
And dare I say, I return to work, happy. Well, happier.
I look forward to our impromptu lunches, more than you'll ever know. It is nice to know I have a friend like her.
So, this Love Thursday, I offer a toast. To friendship. And to lunches with Elke.
Soon, I hope.
Happy Love Thursday everyone!
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