Little Bits of Fun on a Long Weekend…

-An attempt at trying to make my own Nutty Irishman at home. Verdict: mine wasn’t as good as the bartender’s.

-A garage full of teenagers working out how to build a boat out of cardboard for their AP Physics project. Their only goal is to do better than their friends in the other class. Good luck to them…

-And one last bonus: neighbor friend of The Husband had a grilling get-together this weekend. Thanks to them, I was able to meet people right around the corner who’s home I pass nearly every day. What a nice group of people! Lesson learned: get out there and meet the people in your neighborhood. Mr. Rogers would be proud of you.

When Is a Restaurant is More Than a Restaurant?

When it reminds you of how much people and friends and gathering together can be.

I hit a new restaurant with a large group of parents while our middle schoolers enjoyed their last school dance of the year. I was able to sit with people that I see practically every day, and really enjoy them for a short while. Some I have known for several years, but we never seem to make the time to get together- even though we all think the world of each other. I met parents with a daughter one year younger and a son at the high school The Boy will attend next year. Two of the most enjoyable people I have met all year, and I have only just made their acquaintance.

What wonderful people we connect with when we set aside our shyness or anxiety and put ourselves out there to meet with the people we see all around us, every day! I have GOT to do this more often.

What is holding you back?