in the beginning i was like: where's my friends x and y? i was upset that they had not arrived but they did show up... late. they made up by staying late too.
i liked that it was smaller and i got to chat with more people and i was floored with the amount of effort my friends made. my friend olga made a lovely cake, sheila made chicken that took 7 hours, and marc spent all day making cake balls. it gave me warm fuzzies.
now i feel like i need to give back some of the generosity that my friends have shown me.