I had a date today

@cynthiann (18619)
Jamaica
January 15, 2009 5:09pm CST
at lunchtime. Every Thursaday a group of friends meet for lunch at the same restaurant. Thursday is my half day so it is good that I can linger with them a while. The group consists of 10 women and we don't even phone each other on Thursdays. It's a case of who can make it makes it with no recriminations. It is fun and a good way for me to see my married girlfriends and keep in touch with the others without it costing an arm and a leg. It is usally soup and garlic bread. We laugh, chat and sometimes offer support to each other. It is laid back and relaxing. Today, there were five of us and the jokes were flying. Do any of you meet girlfriends for lunch as a way of keeping in touch?
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@sara007 (134)
• China
16 Jan 09
glad to hear thar and i admire u.i miss such date,but we just meet each other at the end of the year
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
But even if you meet once a year that is good - at least you still meet, and this is important. Thak you for respondind
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Hey cynthiann! I think that is a great thing that you have! I really like that idea of an ongoing Thursday lunch where whoever can make it goes and if you can't go there's no hard feelings! That is just perfect! I would love to do something like that! But, I don't even have 10 girlfriends anymore! And my friends are all over the place and don't even know each other so that would never work! But, I am glad that you get the chance to do it because it sounds great!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
Yes, it is good that we meet. I have to say that I am not close to all of them but they are all pleasant. WWe have a rule that we meet ask the others before we invoite someone new. although if any of uas has visiting guests or relatives they ware welcome to join us without prior approval. The hting is we want to keep it light hearted and fun and want like minded people during this time - ladies with the sme sense of humour. Thank you for responding and I look forward to seeing you next Thursday
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
16 Jan 09
no, we don't but think that would be great fun. you need to keep in touch w/your good friends.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
What's so nice about it is that who turns up turns up. There is no pressure or guilt if you cannot make it. Thanks for responding
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
15 Jan 09
not since I have not been able to get out and about, I used to belong to a woman's group with would go to a show, a play, movie, museum activity etc, then all have supper together, it was fun. Sometimes there were pot lucks at different people's houses as well. I do miss those activities.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
You must miss it winterose - women need women to laugh or moan. I do hope that you will get better and be able to do things like this again. Blessings
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jan 09
Glad you had fun. All of my girlfriends are in Los Angeles. I really need to make some friends up here. I miss having lunch buddies!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I love lunch dates with friends although I have to say they are few and far between. Your idea sounds great! I think with that many, you could keep it going too! If there were less, everyone would feel an obligation to always be there. I like the idea that it is just soup too.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
We have had it going for about 4 years I believe. Always interesting and lots of fun and yes, I did tell them ALL about you. Blessings
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
16 Jan 09
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
16 Jan 09
It sounds like a fun time. I don't have any friends that live close by, so it is not something that I get a chance to do. It is usually just me and my daughter for lunch.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
Is there no way that you can make friends that live closer to you lilybug? Women do so need women to chat too.Maybe this year you can make it happen. Thanks for responding. Blessings
@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
16 Jan 09
That sounds like a lot of fun. Brilliant idea on how to stay in touch and have a relaxing time. I can say I don't, because the people I know work all kinds of shifts or have kids or involved in so much it's just hard to get together. That does sound like a good idea though.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
You may be able to work something out with your friends. Even meeting once every 2 months. I hope that you can make it happen. Thank you for responding
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@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I have one friend who we try to do something like this at least once a week. Its because i am always busy and we don't live near each other.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
At least you aremaking the effort to keep this friendship alive and this is good. Thank you for responding
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• Philippines
16 Jan 09
hello, it is nice to hear that you and your girlfriends meets every week for lunch to do your catching up. me and my girlfriends also meet up from time to time but usually it is planned one and it doesn't happen on a weekly basis. thought usually me and my single friends do meet up on a weekend for coffee and we do strolling in the mall. as for my married friends this only happen in a yearly basis for most of them lives in another town and city. I am so happy that you have this kind of weekly get together and it rarely happen to others. Enjoy with your friends!!!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
Thank you and I hope that you keep up your friendship too. Thak yo also for responding
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@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Great.. it's good that you're going out with your girl friends.. as for me, i haven't seen my close friends for ages..=) most of of my girl friends went abroad to work so there's 0% chance of doing lunch dates and stuff..
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
Yoare going to have to take a deep breath and work out a way to make new friends gracie.Thak ou for responding
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
16 Jan 09
[i]Hi cynthiann, Wow...I love that idea! When I was single, I have a lot of friends whom I constantly meet and spend time with! They live far from me and almost everyone is married also. This time, I have no close friend who lives near me, I talked to them online or over the phone but I miss the actual gathering where we can share stories, jokes and laugh with it! I wish I will be able to meet good friends in this area soon![/i]
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
I hope that you can find a way to meet with your friends even once every 3 months. It is such fun to meet with like minded women and relax. You feel so rejuvenated afterwards. Thanks for responding
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@rainmark (4306)
16 Jan 09
That's so nice that you had fun with your girlfriends. Me, since i get married and had a baby and move overseas, i never heard from my friends, sometimes they sending me messages on friendster but later on no message from them. So now im just keep myloting staying at home and looking after the baby. No fun anymore with friends. So sad. Happy posting and myloting.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
Well, I also left my home and moved overseas when I married my husband so I know how difficult it is at first to meet new friends. But if you are friendly person then gradually you will make friends. Thank you for responding.
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@vikeyshuy (284)
• China
16 Jan 09
meeting girlfriends for lunch is a rarity for me.my girlfriends and i are taking full time job now,we eat in individual company cafeteria from monday to friday. we are free on saturday and sunday,but most of us like sleeping till afternoon.so on chance!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
Maybe you could make the effort to meet once every 2 months - I'm sure that you would all enjoy be together. Blessings
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@ktosea (2026)
• China
16 Jan 09
Hi synthiann,it's good for your to have so much fun and keep in touch with your friends,I think I can do that too;)
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
Yes, it is good no to lose tounch with your friends. Thanks for responding
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@kometer (151)
• China
16 Jan 09
Going shopping is a good way to be in touch with you friend.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 09
Yes this is also true - anyway to keep in touch is good. Thanks for responding
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