It’s not like I’ve been hibernating this winter, but there are certain friends I just hadn’t seen in a long time. Life just gets away from you sometimes I guess. Now that many of them have kids and live out in the suburbs they see each other more frequently than I see them, but now it’s a lot harder to find the time to get together.
Even friends without kids can sometimes be hard to meet up with. I saw my friend Darra at a wedding shower Saturday and she mentioned that it had been almost 2 months since we had seen each other. It was hard to believe but she was right. I didn’t realize it had somehow been that long. She’s one of my best friends and we still somehow managed to let that much time go by. After the shower we grabbed a quick drink (tea because we are too wild and crazy) along with our husbands and got a chance to catch up a little bit more.
Then yesterday realizing that it had been a long time since I’d hung out with a particular group of friends I had planned a ladies brunch. Miraculously I managed to find a date when all of us could make it. That alone is a minor miracle. I got everyone to drive into the city for brunch, though in all fairness someone else suggested the restaurant. I won’t complain about being able to walk to brunch though. It was nice to have a couple hours to spend catching up with everyone.
Although I’d like to see my friends more, part of being adult is realizing that sometimes that just can’t happen. Trying to make sure too much time doesn’t slip away is also important though. I’m glad this weekend allowed for some good friend time.