My best friend, Olivia, lives in Florida. If you have a friend who lives very far away then you understand that feeling of seeing her for the first time in almost a year. There are huge hugs, smiles until your faces hurt, and celebratory dinners. I have known Olivia for almost ten years and we have been through an enormity of life events together: sixteenth birthdays, graduating high school, road trips up and down the east coast, family problems, weddings; this year, she’ll be coming up to New England in the spring for a visit. I’m too excited. We’ve already made a list of at least fifteen things to do while she’s home–most of these items revolve around food and drink!