Sometimes I guess routines are made for breaking.
We met up with some old friends (and their kids) in Ft. Lauderdale last night, visiting from Rhode Island. I cannot remember the last time Josh and I did anything social on a weeknight, especially with kids! But this worked out really well.
We know these friends via Josh – he went to HS with the female half of the couple, and over the years we’ve tended to see them when they come to MIA for the holidays. I remember meeting up when their oldest was a preschooler and now she’s in 8th grade and significantly taller than I am (not that hard, but still!).
We hadn’t seen them since 2019. But it felt so recent — and yet talking about their 8th grader headed to high school it felt like a LOOONG time, too. Time is weird.
ALSO, time spent with friends = basically always worth it. Even if it meant a break in the routine (I had NO DESIRE to get up early this morning . . . so I didn’t).
Luckily, i have a fairly chill / self-paced day today for the first time in many. TIME TO CATCH UP on lots of GME-related things, which I sorely need! Also, my residents bought me cookies yesterday and it made my day. I know one or more of them may read here (hey, it’s a public blog . . what can I say!) and perhaps knew I have been having a harder time recently. Or maybe it was just a great coincidence. Either way, it made me happy.