Monday, August 3, 2020

Armed and Huggable


Finally, a thing of normalcy.  My friend Jess and I met for coffee.  I met Jess through Messiah Preschool. Our sons were in the same preschool class as 4 year olds.  Once Jacob entered Kindergarten, we had to consciously make an effort to see each other since we weren't bumping into each other all the time.  She also had an older one at Brown with Sam.  We set up a coffee date, and within a week, she was scheduling to meet a few weeks later.  I love a friend who reaches out to me.   I've entered a phase of life where I have to consciously work at friendships. She makes it easy, as we are on the same pages about many things.  Plus we both have 3 boys.  We need this Quality Girl Time.  We now regularly schedule Monthly Get Togethers. We accidently skipped February, and then the world ended in March.  I'm sorry.  The world just seems to spin better when Jess and I are able to get our Coffee. 
Why I didn't take pictures while we were having Coffee, I don't know, but I didn't.  I wasn't thinking. I guess I was just too excited to see her, to have a nice drinkie with my friend, in public, I forgot my mind. 

I had grabbed a bottle of Thieves Sanitizer, just like the one I carry for her. 
And she had grabbed one of her ColorStreet nail wraps for me.  
She read my mind.  
How nice it was to have a friend read my mind.  Not that I need presents, I don't.  I just needed someone who read my mind.   I haven't had that for a while. 
I lost my mind and asked her for a hug. She didn't mind at all.  That was my favorite moment of the day, to hug someone who wasn't related to me.  I won't take that gift for granted again.  During the Quarantine, I miss seeing my friends and hugging them.  I miss hugging people who don't live in my house, be they friends or family. I miss that.