The Frienzies are a group of women who worked together with me at CHS. The 8 of us had lunch together every day for many years. Then, one by one, we hit retirement. First, Kay, then Sherrie, then we realized that we weren't gettting to see each other as often. So we met for dinner one December about 3 years ago in a local restaurant. We named ourselves the Frienzies as it combines 2 words - friends and frenzy, which most of us felt described the pace of our lives!! It was hard work finding one day each month that everyone would be free to meet for lunch or dinner. We agreed that none of us were so frenzied that we couldn't devote one meal each month to keeping this group together. And so the Frienzies was born! We celebrate whatever needs to be celebrated - birthdays, Christmas, kids' graduations, births of grandbabies, retirements and so on.
In the meantime, Lyn retired, then moi, then Pam. In just a few days, Sharon will join our ranks. That leaves the "young'ns" - Susan and Hettie - among the working.
So our February Frienzie gathering was Saturday at Susan's home; she had prepared a brunch for us followed by an "activity" - her cousin had begun selling cosmetics, and she wanted to do facials on us.
These women are among my dearest friends. They were not only workplace colleagues, but true friends who have shared in some of the highest and lowest points of each other's lives. We truly enjoy the company of one another, and look forward to our Frienzy dates. Girlfriends are one of life's sweetest blessings.