Thursday was an annual Christmas party my husband and I usually attend. I saw many neighbors and friends that I don’t see often. At this party, I arranged a get together for seeing the Monet Exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum. It just snowballed.
Saturday we went to a New Years Eve party. There were lots of people that I knew from my daughter’s elementary school days (She’s a sophomore in college now). I haven’t seen many of those people since those days. It was fun to see these people.
Sunday we got together with people we see often. It was comfortable and nice. 16 months ago
My honey and I have not seen them in almost 1 1/2 years. We dined at a cute spot, on the patio. It was about 60 degrees outside, but the kerosene torches kept us warm.
Laughing, and catching up, and expanding our thoughts was super fun. J and I are tentatively thinking of a bicycle ride in the future. 18 months ago
was great fun. We caught up on many of our goings on. Our children went to school together. She would like to have a get together with the moms from the class. This could be doable.
We also decided we want to sign up together for the next session of Thursday night yoga(sometime late Nov/early Dec.) 19 months ago
and invited her out for “drinks” or whatever on Tuesday night. We used to see each other every week. Now it is a couple of times a year. 19 months ago
Today, while I was at the grocery store, I saw someone that I know and like. But I didn’t approach her. I’m not sure what held me back, except maybe a lack of social energy. 21 months ago
Would you ever invite friends over to your place to play board games or card games?
Or watch movies?
But not for dinner ( that’s too challenging for me right now) 22 months ago
I went to a retirement party, a baby shower, and the division picnic. They all were fun and good for staff morale, but I tend to separate my social life from my work life.
At the retirement party I saw a friend who I consider a “social” friend. I knew her for years before we worked at the same place, and I rarely see her at the hospital. So afterward we went for a cuppa-coffee and talked and talked and talked. It was such fun, and I need to do it more often. 22 months ago
This was in May. I just didn’t write about it then. I liked George, and I like Phyllis. Many, many people I knew in the past went to the visitation and funeral. I miss seeing them and it seems the only times I see many of them is at funerals. Sad.
So I need to put a little umph into this goal. Maybe I’ll challenge myself at the end of the month.(I already have a challenge for this month.) 23 months ago
A is in town. She moved away about 12 years ago, and is back visiting family. While her kids and her sig. other went in to visit her brother, A and I sat in my car (which was exactly what we wanted to do) and talked for three hours. I love the texture that friendship takes on after many years. It was a great way to spend my last day off work. 2 years ago
I went out to dinner with my old Parents As Teachers friends. I hadn’t seen two of them in 10 years, and another only briefly in that time period. Admittedly, this would not have happened had it not been for my facebook connection.
I still love them and Parents As Teachers as much as I did ten years ago! 2 years ago