Yes- three times- I've started this post and then walked away, did about a dozen other things and then forgot about the post, didn't save it and then had to start all over again.
I know- you're thinking what the heck, Deb, what's the problem? Well, aside from playing nursemaid to my Beloved, Eldest had surgery last week, (she's fine- she had cysts on her vocal chords removed, as well as her tonsils.) Needless to say, I'm on a first name basis with all the drive-thru folks at Sonic...Eldest was living on their slushes.
On top of working, nursing, trying to finish decorating for Christmas, starting about 3 other mini-projects, cooking, cleaning, Christmas shopping, and getting ready for Beloved's side of the family Holiday Christmas celebration- I was in a car accident. (I'm doing okay- just a raging case of whiplash.) I was rear-ended by some fool with no car insurance.
Whew- I feel better getting that off my chest....back to post I was trying to write.
~~~~~~~~~Doing the Pick Up
Don't you just love your "pick-up" friends? These are the friends- who you may or may not have know for life- but no matter the time or the distance, when you do see or speak to one another, you just "pick up" from the last time you saw or spoke to that person?
A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my "pick-ups." I accompanied Eldest to our State Capital to take her state boards. I needed something to occupy my time- and instead of shopping or hanging at a coffee shop alone, I gave my buddy, V a call.
I have known V since "before." That is before husband and kids! She was one of my very best work friends, we were cubicle mates. Our friendship transcended the workplace and now twenty three years later....we are still doing the "pick up."
V was kind enough to play along- go for a ride so to speak, do what we needed to do while we waited for Eldest to complete the morning activities, pick her up for her lunch break and then take her back for the afternoon.
We started the day at place I had never gone to before. Supposedly, this joint had been featured on one of those Food Network shows, not sure which one...but primarily to feature it's signature sandwich.
Neither one of us was in the mood for the Dagwood, so we opted for breakfast items. We had a wonderful time catching up on all kinds of things- mostly about the kids and such. I swear, nothing makes time go faster than having kids and living through their milestones to mark that time. V has two boys. When I met her, one was a baby and the other maybe four years old. Now, they are grown, gorgeous men, college graduates and starting their adult lives- away from mom.
We had a great time chatting and driving through some of our old haunts and checking out some new cool places. As always, the time just flew by and before we knew it - Eldest had called to say-
We said our goodbyes- but not to worry, the next time we "pick up" will be on New Year's Eve day. That's her birthday and the day we both make cabbage rolls. In fact, it's her recipe that I use!
Thanks, V- it was great catching up and spending time with you.