For more than 13 years, I've been meeting with these fabulous ladies once a month for dinner. Our daughters were in the same class in the grammar school and their friendship is what brought us together... but it is our friendship that has kept us together. Occasionally, we miss a month, but most of the time we're pretty consistent. Tonight's dinner celebrated my birthday... (a month late due to my scheduling problems) and the girls bought me dinner. These women are dear friends and it is so good to get together to catch up on each others lives. Most of the time our dinners will last 4-5 hours. We've been asked to leave because the restaurant wants to close. Time flies when you're having fun with cherished friends.