This morning I was chatting with my sister. She is honestly my BEST friend. We don't talk every day but usually a text or an email. I need to make an effort to phone more! Just her voice cheers me up.
Both of us have the entertaining gene, she more than me. Today we discovered we both now prefer SMALL intimate groups. Husbands both loved having as many people as possible. For many years, both of us supported these big parties. Since I am now alone, I get to do all the planning. Her hubs is turning 60 so she is attempting to slow him down. (But, since he likes bigger, she's doing his surprise party bigger!)
I find that in the past I was just the hostess. Making sure the food and drinks were restocked, trash picked up, checking that everyone was having fun. Now I can be a guest! I like to have conversations. Exchange ideas (totally avoid politics these days). It's kind of like the saying above.
Four quarters for me.