Today was a really *delightful* day. A family friend invited Elon and I to a ladies luncheon she was having at her house. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera : ( It was a gorgeous day for a scenic ride and fortunately, the hostess lives way out in the country in a cozy house surrounded by pastures and farmland. It was so nice to be treated to a lunch with meals so beautifully presented. For the first course, we had a savory pumpkin soup served with stuffed mushrooms. Second course, spinach salad topped with lemon poppy seed dressing and fresh raspberries, garnished with half a boiled egg. Third course, dainty sandwiches topped with thinly sliced ham or delicious egg salad. And lastly, pumpkin torte and scones served with hot tea or coffee.
I can't say how much I enjoyed the company of these Christian women, some older some younger. It is so nice to be around ladies who know how to enjoy delicious food and an attractive setting. I often get lonely in finding women my age who are interested in such things. There was something so simple and beautiful about talking with these women-- watching the babies play on the floor and discussing our children, husbands, and homes... and how we balance it all out to ensure we are making time for God. It was so peaceful a day that even Elon had to settle down and relax a bit! I feel so refreshed and am really grateful that I was invited to share in this fellowship with like minded women!
If you haven't done something like this-- just for women-- I encourage to put on a pretty outfit, send out a few invitations to your closest friends, and make a simple meal. I'll bet you'll be glad you did!