We had the going away party for my coworker this evening. Her last day is Friday but several people had conflicts later in the week so we got together after work at a local restaurant. There were many laughs and a few tears but mostly just good conversation among friends.
I'm incredibly fortunate to work with a fabulous group of people I can call friends as well. We don't socialize together all that much since we work together all week and we're all busy with our own families. But after the baby shower on Sunday and the get together this evening, we have decided that we need to do things like this on a more regular basis to unwind.