Family and Friends

flowerMy weekend hasn’t gone the way I expected to.  Do you ever have a weekend like that?

First I was supposed to go to my cousin’s renewal of vows.  She invited us months ago and we were all set to go.  But then for a variety of reasons, we weren’t able to make it.

I am sad that I wasn’t there to see them and their family.  It has been a few years and I miss all of them.  It was supposed to be a weekend of fun and family and we had to miss it.  Bummer!!!

We will try again in a few months for a visit.  Hopefully then the timing and plans will work in our favor.

Then tonight is my niece’s confirmation.  We weren’t able to go to that either, although we did want to.  I am thrilled for her and her family.  This is a very special time for her.

She is growing up into a lovely young woman.  It is great to be a part of her life and see her when we can.  Unfortunately, that isn’t as often as I’d like.  I hope to see my niece and her family very soon as well!!

Several road trips for me, that’s for sure!!!

Instead today, I had lunch with two friends who are in town for a writer’s seminar.  It was great to see them and catch up from last year.  The three of us met at last year’s seminar and instantly clicked.  Since I was supposed to have other plans, I wasn’t able to attend the seminar.

Have you ever met people who you clicked with?  I remember that happening when I was in school, but it has been a while since I have been a grown woman.  It happened in MOPS and then last year at the seminar and with some friends from my high school reunion committee, and a few other times in life.  But it is rare and wonderful.

These author friends and I have stayed in touch for a year.  Seeing them in person was fantastic!  We had so much to talk about at lunch.  It was so much fun!!

Books2Both of them have published books.  I can’t wait to read them!  I now have copies of the books and I am thrilled.  I will be reading them and letting you know what I think.  Should be fun!  And, hope to join them as an author of a book!

After lunch, Kirk, Ian, and I took a walk around our neighborhood and then did some yard work.  It was a lovely day and gave us a little taste of the spring weather that will be here soon — at least I hope so.  And it was without the pollen!!

Tomorrow will be church and some time to relax, at least I hope so.  I also want to get in touch with a few of my friends and family who I didn’t get to see this weekend.

My friends and my family are so very dear to me.  I am fortunate to know such a variety of great people who have enriched my life.  May I never take them for granted.

I wonder if this week will be more what I expect than this weekend was.  I sure hope so, since the unexpected can sometimes be stressful.  But, we tried to make the best of it!

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