Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Visiting

There are always more things to do around the house. Always. But yesterday was bright and sunny and a bit warm. It didn't feel like a day to do things around the house. Despite the chaos. So we made a few phone calls to friends we don't see as often as we like and ended up in Stratford for the afternoon and most of the evening.

We had a really good time.

Ray has known Scott and Carla since he was 14. Which starts to add up. I've known Ray 15 years now, and that's beginning to make me feel like I've known his friends for a long time...and most of them are my friends too now.

One thing I love about visiting with some of our friends and breaking out of our routines is that it makes me think in different ways. Consider new ideas, new projects, and even just new angles. That was what happened for me yesterday. By the end of the evening, it was happening fast and furious, which is part of what took us so long to leave! (And that part we are paying for today with bone deep weariness. Which proves we are no longer in our early 20s. Alas.)

Hopefully we can hang on to these thoughts and the neurons will continue to fire in different directions for a few days. Maybe I will catch a few of them. What makes your brain fire up in different ways?

Also, spring visits have begun and I am tickled to be looking into 6 months of outside time and time with friends near and far. Suddenly, summer vacation seems to be almost on our doorstep.

I guess that makes yesterday's visit a two-for-one!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Sounds like fun! Yeah for summer soon!