We’re having another honeymoon this weekend. It’s the beginning of Marching Band season and somehow, we found ourselves without kids for the weekend.
This never happens.
So, we’re at the coffee shop, he’s reading and laughing and I’m writing for Beautiful You.
We have a whole list of chores to do – some honeymoon. But I’m calling it that anyway, cause I tend to name things.
This Spring I started something called The Friendship Project cause I looked up one day and realized I don’t have any friends. Well, of course I do have friends. But they all still live in my old neighborhood back in Virginia.
And I realized I’ve lived here for more than three years but still driving back across the river to see people.
And so I made it my mission to make new friends, which is really kinda sweet when you think about it.
I got more involved in my networking group and I would call women and say, “I’m creating something new for myself called The Friendship Project and I’d like to know if you’d like to meet me for coffee or lunch and get to be friends.”
It was completely silly and completely lovely at the same time.
And so now I have friends.
We’re getting ready to go into the winter months again, and that scares me – cause remember how blue I’ve been these past three winters (hmmm, three winters and three years in my new town.)
So, I’m delegating a week to each of my friends. Here’s what we’re doing – lunch ever Wednesday.
Yep, with a different friend. I’m loaning myself out for the entire winter.
And I have two trips planned to warm places in January and February. And, I’ve officially branded February as the “month of reclamation.” That way, I won’t be surprised that it’s dark and cold and full of nothing – except my birthday and Valentine’s Day.
Anyway, that is the beginning shape of my Jen Survives Winter Plan. (Even though I realize that, technically, it’s still Summer._
How about you? Anything you would add?
photo: Our Wedding Day, Xmas Eve — we think 2009, but we’re not sure.