Today was a great day. I visited with a friend this morning before leaving on a computer repair job and then visited with a friend while I was working on the computer. She convinced me to take a walk with her and we ended up walking 3 miles! I thought for sure I would have issues with my back when I got home. I planned on taking a nap and then see how I felt when I woke up.
On the way home, I was reflecting on what my friend Meg and then my friend Elaine had said. And what I had said to them about my future goals and plans. One thing I had mentioned was feeling “disconnected” in the town I live in. I didn’t/don’t feel like I have many ties left here in this town.
Purely on a whim, I called up a lady from the local quilt guild. She’s a nice sort and I enjoyed her company, the time or three I have gotten together with her. I asked if she had time in the near future to get together, have a sit down and a cup of coffee. She agreed and set the date for today at 3 p.m. I wasn’t quite expecting that soon; however, I agreed to it and decided to take a quick nap before she arrived.
I got my nap and woke at 2:15. However, my first thought when I woke was, “I don’t have anything to feed her!” I jumped out of bed and got dressed, ran to the kitchen and stared for a few minutes, trying to figure out what to do on such short notice. It finally came to me. Something not too heavy and semi-sweet. I pulled out some eggs, some flour and some milk and made some crepes. I added 2 teaspoons of lemon extract and it filled my kitchen with the savory smell within minutes.
My quilt guild friend, SB, enjoyed her snack and thought I was a little silly for thinking I needed to fill her belly. The way I understand it, when you ask someone for coffee, you’re supposed to toss in a little snack at the same time. We had some coffee and caught up for a good hour and a half. We weren’t “close” friends before; however, SB has a lot she can teach me and I soak it all up. The only thing I have to offer is my companionship.
For the next hour and a half, we sat downstairs, looking at a couple projects she brought and that I had laying around. I showed her my screw up on the Celtic Knot and she offered to help me un-stitch it all and get it set to rights so I can finish it. I look forward to that adventure, especially since she taught me a wonderful way to pick out stitches – a lot faster!
I guess the best part in all of this I am telling you is – I felt a connection in some fashion to people around my community for the first time in awhile. It felt good and gives me a warm heart for the future plans I am making.
It was 5:30 pm. when she left and time for the boys and I to get to the Open House at their school. They start on Monday and tonight was the first time they got to see their teachers. My boys are amazing – and, except for a few small bouts of hyper-activity (no nap again, today), they were very well behaved. I like the teachers, as well, and look forward to a wonderful year!
I took some pictures of them meeting their teachers…
Meeting Mrs. H.
Meeting Mrs. B. She gave him candy. She’s now his new favorite.
Getting cookies with their friends, Meg’s daughters.
Friends, getting ready to start the new school year together. From left to right: Meg’s daughter, Anna, she just turned 6 and is going into 1st grade (and in Caiden’s class), Brendan, going into Pre-K (K-4 is what they call it, I call it Preschool), Meg’s daughter Katie, going into 2nd grade and Caiden is 5 and going into 1st grade.
Playing tag around the school fountain. The Nanny made a comment about them growing up together. That gave me pause in my planning, thinking about these 4 as they grow up right down the street from each other.
Some say it isn’t safe to post such details on the web. I trust in my God to keep my children safe and I wanted to show off this beautiful artwork on the walls of their school.
My boys are getting so big. On Monday, they start a new school year and I feel redundant to mention what every other parent talks about at the beginning of the school year. However, it must be said, “They are growing up too fast!”
Thank you for listening,