It was either at AlbuFURque or the 4th of July party where I was talking with scritchwuff, and he mentioned that he had discovered the joys of sitting on his patio in the evening with a bourbon in his paw. I laughed because I had discovered that wonderful pastime a long time ago. We then decided that it should become a regular thing for the both of us. Kitty has choir practice on Tuesday evenings, so that would be the perfect time to get together and just chill out. We've done it a couple of times now and it is a truly great thing. We alternate houses so there is no undue burden on either of us. We make a simple dinner and then retreat to the outside. Yesterday it was roasting hot, but a quick thunderstorm brought the temp down to ideal. It's truly a joy of life to just disconnect from news and social media and have a real conversation with a good friend. I would encourage everyone to do it!