today i had lunch with some friends from high school–it was long overdue, and luckily our hand was forced since faren goes back to australia on wednesday. we met up in walnut creek with the additional purpose of celebrating the recent engagement of two of our friends–joanne and faren both got engaged over the holidays to a couple terrific (and very lucky) guys. we went to katy’s kreek in walnut creek and had a fantastic sunday afternoon brunch. the food was great, and the company even greater. it was so nice to hang out and catch up–we don’t do it often enough! here’s to getting together more in the new year!