My son made a comment tonight about being glad that people aren’t in a hurry to take down their Christmas lights and decorations. We were on our way home from spending a few hours with friends. Something that has become a more usual occurrence just this year.
I had spent the day doing normal day stuff. Talking with friends, doing laundry and visiting with mom. I sat down there with her, letting her talk and tell me things she had already told me at least once, but that was fine. She needs to have someone to talk with and if it means listening to the same stories more than once, so be it. Besides, I was leaving there with cake, that only added more value to the spending time with mom.
When my son finally came in from work, he was somewhat tired and not in the mood to go back out, but since he had already rescheduled this visit once, we made ready to go meet friends for dinner. I had not been to this particular restaurant, so it was an adventure in the making. When we got there, we found that there was a near hour wait. No one was in a hurry so we went back to the car and sat there chatting and passing time. My son was having a blast being an annoying pest but they loved his antics.
Once inside we were waited on quickly. When our food came, I found it to be worth the wait. But even while the food was good, the company better. The conversation flowed as we discussed many topics. We found out that we have a good bit in common and can discuss those readily and even stretch out a bit.
Finding the reason, always love, always compassion. Tonight, was spending time with wonderful friends. Enjoying the moment, not realizing just how quickly time passed. Tired as I am, with a brain shutting down and refusing to cooperate, I still say it was a wonderful evening, one that I am so happy we took advantage of and met with them. I am so very content, and so very happy.