Yesterday I had lunch with an old friend. Almost all of my friends here are folks I went to school with . . some since first grade but one friend, Eileen, I met back in the mid – late 70’s. We’ve been friends for about 40 years and I always try to get together with her when I’m in town. We always have so much fun together. Even though I don’t get to see her nearly, we always pick up right where we left off. She wants to learn to knit hats and make them to donate to a group here who helps homeless so I told her the next time I come, I’ll bring yarn and spend a night or two at her house and we’ll knit hats. The problem is . . really NOT a problem at all . . if I’m not driving, we end up drinking wine, then we don’t do anything but giggle all night.
We ate, we went to Hobby Lobby and walked around, picked up a few fun things, then we may have gone by Great Harvest Bread and had a sample of King Cake. A very small sample.
My time here is going by too quickly. It’s almost time to leave. I still have friends who want to go to lunch but I’ve run out of days.
Why is it so hard to leave everywhere I visit? Is that a sign that it’s time for us to move? Or, is it a sign that I just get too attached to family and friends and it’s hard to leave them and go back home?
Oh this post made me happy! Happy you have that time with friends old friends and family and really enjoy everyone! My best friends from childhood have passed and there are days I want to call or email them and can’t! They passed at 37,58 and 62! All from cancer. Still have others but want people to cherish what they have. There is a “Dimension of Wellness” that psychologists look for in healthy happy people. You and Vince are certainly all of that!
w jordan says
Some of both as we get older there is never enough time to do the things we really want to do. Makes you wonder how you did them when you worked and had kids at home.Just visit more often now that you are retired……..
Judy, I’ve come to the conclusion that not wanting to leave wherever I am means that I am comfortable, content and fulfilled whenever and wherever I feel that way. I love the friends that can pick up with friendship in spite of a long absence. It’s the best!
Nelle Coursey says
But you have friends here that love you and miss you too!! We have really missed you! When we started our sweater knit along there were lots of questions we wanted to ask you!! I really, really miss you!! Please say you will come the first Tuesday you are back!
Penny Holliday says
I think it means you’ll have to go back & visit all your relatives & friends soon! Isn’t it wonderful to have friends & relatives that live out of your home town/area but you can go visit/catch up & have a change of scenery, too! (Might help you decide if & when where you might want to move, also!)
Glad you are having a good time. I think we women are on overload most of the time and there is never enough time. So you must just say no (like you did about meals) to some things and tend to yourself. Good for you.