I’ve been looking forward to this afternoon all week. I’m going to lunch with the girls. Time away from my husband and daughter that doesn’t include any errands or work. Not even any knitting. Just eating, chatting and maybe a glass of wine.

There used to be a time in my life where lunch with friends on the weekend happened all the time. Quite often it was brunch with a bloody mary to recover from the crazy night before. My, how times have changed.

There is something to be said about the infrequency of these events, though. I look forward to them all week. I appreciate them more. I cherish alone time with my girlfriends. Lunch becomes a special event, not just a meal.

The strange thing is that after getting a few hours of alone time, I can’t wait to come home and be with my two favorite people. How is that? All I want all week is to be away for a few hours and then I can’t wait to get back. Motherhood sure can be weird sometimes.

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One Response to lunch with the girls

  1. Mom says:

    I have been visiting with friends more now that I’m retired. It’s enjoyable to spend time sharing and learning, but find I’m always eager to get back home and see what Dad’s doing. Nice to know he’s usually here waiting for me (unless the fish are biting in summer!) Guess the joys in life are obtained from Balance, and you seem to have done a great job accomplishing just that!!