What’s better than gathering all your dearest friends around you to celebrate a joyful moment in your life? Not a thing! Last night, the menopause fairies, my sisters, and my two critique partners all came over to help me celebrate the release of my novel, RULE NUMBER ONE. It was a hen party pure and simple, and I had a blast. So far, the phone calls and emails I’ve gotten this morning indicate that everyone else did too.
Twelve of us sat around my big dining room table, drinking wine and eating pizza. Patty brought brownies because even though she’s not quite old enough to qualify as a menopause fairy (she has pixie status right now), she certainly understands the importance of chocolate at any gathering of women. Dee brought a wondrous bread pudding pie that tasted incredible and included whipped cream, so how could we go wrong, really? The pizzas were great and the wine delicious.
Most of all, I basked in the warm glow of my dear friends. The conversations were first-rate with lots of laughter and fun memories. Whether they wanted to or not, my crit partners, Cheryl and Sandy, got to know me a little better for all the stories that the menopause fairies and my sisters told. To my crit partners and my darling cousin, Pam, you are all now officially members of the menopause fairies. I’m thinking we need t-shirts, maybe even hats and mugs.
How delightful to share this exciting time and know that they’re all taking as much pleasure in my success as I am. I need these women around me. They are not only kindred spirits, they are also my support system, and I don’t think I could function without them.
Thanks, my darling ladies—if I don’t say it enough, please know how blessed I am to have you all in my life.