Friday, July 25, 2008

Last night I met up with a group of old friends....friends I made while interning in the PR/Marketing Dept. HERE WAAAAY back in 1991 (holy moley - that was 17 years ago! How is that even possible?). We had a delicious meal HERE. Wish it weren't clear the heck on the other side of town because that place is amazing.

Anyway, some of the people I met with last night have retired, some were also interns that went on to work there full-time and some have just moved on. I haven't seen most of them in years, yet I consider each one a dear friend.

I spent most of the day thinking of all the reasons I couldn't go. They included:
1. All of the house projects that aren't done.
2. All of the laundry that isn't done.
3. I could barely hold my eyes open by 5 p.m. - the kids, plus not much sleep, plus items 1 & 2 above WEAR ME OUT!
4. Bailey & Mark would have to miss their guitar lesson
5. And other random excuses.

Well, I talked myself into getting ready and going...and you know what? I wasn't 5 minutes down the road and I was already feeling energized. Now everyone knows that it makes sense to get out of the house now and then...away from the kids....but why is that so hard? No one is telling me I can't....but yet I feel like I shouldn't. What is wrong with me? I had an awesome time and want to do it again...hopefully next time I won't have an internal battle about whether or not I should go.

3 comments:

Tiffany said...

I HATE leaving the girls. Hate it. I always fun when I'm not w/ them, but I seriously struggle. And most of the time, those internal battles win.

And you interned for the state fair?!?! I'm so jealous. I would LOVE to work for them. I'm what some would call a fair fanatic.

AND Latin King?? Love that place too. Sooooooo good.

Heather said...

You are a mommy and will always have the internal struggle of leaving! It sucks but we all go through it!! I always think it would be better the more I do it, but have yet to put that theory to test :)! I haven't been to the Latin King forever and am now craving it!! Glad to hear you had fun, you deserve to!

Lisa Sargent said...

So let's make plans to get together soon!! Miss you lots.
Lisa