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Dinner with Matt and Kelley

18 November 2006

Tonight we have Matt and Kelley over for dinner, to give us a chance to hang out and meet ‘the girl’, and while she seemed a little quiet, I think it went well. I know making friends is always a tough thing to do, especially when you’re the one entering into an established group, and I was doing my best to be low-key and not ask too many questions, etc., until we know each other better. Of course, part of me is sensitive and wonders if she liked us, but that will all come in time. And just because she likes Matt, doesn’t mean she’s gonna like us – so be it. Of course we all hope that we get along. Oh, it’s like being in school again, making friends. It’s funny, but I guess I’ve had my current set of friends for so long, it’s been a while since I’ve had to make a new one. Anyhow, we had a good time. I opened a few good bottles of wine, and I served my signature Anthony Bordain Chicken Calvados dish, which is way fatty but mmm-mmm so good. Matt and Kelley hung out for a while, and we tried to come up with topics of conversation that didn’t involve our kids- I always feel self-conscious about talking about my kids with friends that don’t have any, but seriously they’re the biggest thing in our lives right now, so it’s hard not to talk about them. Matt and Kelley finally took off around 10pm, and left us to the rest of our evening. I’m certain Matt will give me the full report later on how the evening went from his/her perspective. I know that I wasn’t left with much of an idea of who she is, just that she was quiet and nice. Well, there are future gatherings and future times to hang out.

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