Today I did the rescheduled lunch, the one I had inadvertently blown off yesterday. Good food, good conversation, good times.
We talked life strategies, operational expertise, and recent Supreme Court decisions and the potential impact upon our field of expertise. Shoot, I haven't had that much fun since the day I ate two ice cream cones one right after the other about a year ago.
Here is what I have just realized (hang with me, I can be a little slow on the uptake) .... I need to get out more. :)
Yes, I have made four cross-country, no make that six, trips in the past few months, and one international trip as well. But that is not the kind of "getting out" to which I refer. That is traveling, a very different animal.
I'm talking about getting "out and about" and trading a few thoughts with folks who may or may not agree with you. Just a little social interaction.
I am basically a homebody. I ran so hard, and so fast, for the twenty-five plus years of my career, that when I retired I also retreated. Factor in the loss of two family members in 13 months, and I just didn't have any steam left over for social chit chat.
When I could crawl out from underneath the load of family obligations I was hauling, I just piddled and diddled along.
Well, today reminded me that I have more left in me than just piddling along. I can do more than put together another page in my Ireland scrapbook. Although I must say, I do enjoy a good scrap booking afternoon. I find it very relaxing.
I just needed a little incentive to get the mental engine turned over. Which reminds me, I would like to say "thank you" to those of you who have taken the time out of your day to stop by.
This blog is about the only real fun I have been able to find time for during the past trying year. And you are a fun bunch to trade thoughts, jibes and jokes with. THANKS!!
Hope you have a good day, and that someone invites you for an interesting lunch sometime soon. ..... Marsha