A few days ago, I made plans with an old friend to get together. She was going to come over to my place next Tuesday. Well, this morning came, and she wasn't sure if it was actually this Tuesday. She tried to call me to double check, but I wasn't able to get to the phone in time. I then listened to her message and was chuckling at her. I thought that was so funny, because it is exactly what I am like. So she drove out. and I was running around the house spraying air freshner and picking up laundry! She pulled up in the driveway, laughing as she got out of her car. "I'm here! Am I a week early?" I put the coffee on and as luck would have it I had some cream to go with it. Further more, the kids and I had baked cookies last night, so I had something to go with the java. We had a nice visit
Even though we read eachothers blogs and are pretty much in the loop with eachothers activities for the most part, there are some things we dont blog about. So we talked the morning away. Funny, the older we get, the more and more alike we get. Maybe its mothering and running a family, but we have so much in common. Even though we haven't gotten together for months, we picked up right were we left off. It's like I saw her just yesterday.
I've known D since grade five. She was my first real friend when my family moved here all those years ago. I love her like a sister. She always makes me laugh. I really feel like i can be myself with her. I can complain about things, express my true feelings to her and she always seems to relate to it. Whenever we get together the hours just fly by. When she said it was time to go, I looked at the clock and couldnt believe the time. We had talked right through lunch time, and I hadn't fed the woman. I realized, she probably left because she had to go forage up a meal before she fainted from hunger! Sorry D, I'm such a lousy hostess. But thats what happens when you take me by surprize. If you had come next Tuesday, like we had planned, I could have had a gourmet lunch all ready for ya. Yeah right!
So, I ask myself. If we enjoy eachothers company so much, why dont we see more of eachother? Same goes for alot of my other friends. It's easy to say, life takes up my time. With work and family and constant piles of laundry and renos, where do we fit friends in? Well Its easier than we make it out to be. You pick a date and you do it. No more "call me some time". No more "We really should make an effort". JUST DO IT. So we are going to meet again next month, make a family thing of it. After all, if its time with family that is holding us back, why not blend the two. Our Husbands have so much in common, they like eachother. So it should be great fun.
As time marches on, I find I am feeling, time with those I love is more important to me than ever. I want to start stting dates and actually having more time with my friends. Maybe this calls for throwing little parties or BBQs just for the hell of it.
"How about it, want to get together sometimes soon?"
" Tell ya what, Just call me sometime and we'll set that up". Sounds good to me!