Monday, March 9, 2009

well, I DO live in a college town


This has been the first weekend I've had in a long time that actually felt like a "real" weekend. And, since I'm writing this late on a Sunday evening, the past tense makes me a little sad. On top of that is the fact that I hate this particular time change, which all adds up to a grumpy end of the weekend mood. (I love the fact that it stays light so much later. I just hate the idea that when my alarm goes off at zero dark thirty it feels even earlier than it should. I am not a morning person, and yet I have a job that expects me to be wide awake and competent at 6:45 am. This is either funny or tragic, depending on how little sleep I've gotten.)


I think the theme this weekend was friends and beer. Seriously. Friday night saw me hanging with a friend I don't get to hang with much, which is too bad because I love him to bits. We sat and chatted for hours while the kids ran around crazy and we drank his beer. (Not too much, since the run was the next morning.) Saturday found me on two different sets of friend's porches while we soaked up the sunshine (and later a violent thunderstorm), dissected the behavior of errant tax men and drank beer. (The younger boys were with their dad, and Sasquatch was off being sixteen, so I could.) And Sunday ended with a three family impromptu dinner out where the kids played pool and the adults gossiped and...drank beer. I do like beer. But I like hanging with my friends even more.


My stress inclination has always been to hide out, and I feel like I spent most of last year hiding out. By the time I felt ready to emerge this year I'd kind of backed myself into a corner with my solitude. So I've really been trying to make an effort to engage lately. I know my friends love me. I know I love them. Now it's time to get off my butt and get back into circulation. I'm ready.


Bloated, but ready.

12 comments:

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Mingling is a good thing!

Rudee said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. It poured here all weekend long-torrential downpours and a few storms. It was gloomy. Back at it tomorrow. Blech.

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The Finely Tuned Woman said...

Good for you, RC. Mingling with your friends on porches drinking beer is a good thing. Isn't it great that they were all there waiting for you? You're a lucky woman.

lv4021391 said...

Maverick engaged in TOPGUN and look what happened to him...choice of duty station...how bad is that !!

Maggie May said...

It sounds good fun RC mingling with friends on porches. Mingle away.....

laurie said...

porch weather? wow.

and what's the latest on that errant tax man, anyway?

Cath said...

Enjoy being "reborn".

And glad the race went well - well done!

Akelamalu said...

Friends and beer are a great combination! :)

Daryl said...

Getting out, hanging out, drinking beer .. all excellent ways to spend the weekend ...

Rose said...

Good for you! Glad you had a great weekend.

Mya said...

Don't feel bloated - just belch it out, girl! But not when there's a tax man around. Well done for completing the race!
Mya x