I Drove Two Hours For Lunch

I woke up this morning, and I jumped in the shower (okay, fine, I stumbled), got ready, and headed out the door. Except that today, I didn't head to work. Nope. I took the day off and drove north for two hours. For lunch.

Thea and I live within spittin' distance of each other(okay, not really, but it is within driving distance!), so we decided to meet up for lunch. I knew I was going to have a fun lunch when she emailed me and said, "Lucky you! You get to meet Emma!"

I honestly love meeting the kids I read about. There's something a little surreal about seeing these magnificent little people that I read cute and hilarious stories about.

Let me just say, I love Emma. When Thea introduced her as shy, Emma looked up and said, "I'm not shy!" I think she has to be the most energetic 5 year old I have ever met. I wish I had her energy. Thea asked me if I liked Emma's mismatched hair consisting of a braid and a pigtail, and then said something like, "I didn't care. She's dressed, so I was happy." And I'm quite certain that at one point, when a battle of the wills was taking place between mother and child, that a full conversation happened telepathically. I'm bummed I missed out on it. (Mother won, by the way.)

Here lately, work has sucked and been stressful and had me crying at my desk. Today was a much needed break away. Thea and I had terrific conversation, and lunch would not have been complete without Emma being there. Thea and Emma, thank you!!

Some people may think we're insane to have driven such a long way for lunch, but I learned a long time ago that life is about enjoying it. If that means driving a bit to spend a few hours with a terrific friend, then I will happily drive. I look forward to lunch with Thea and Emma again!!

Anyone else up for driving a couple of hours for lunch? I'm in!

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Heather D said...

Fun! Glad you got to get away for a bit.

Anonymous said...

LOL! You didn't know we could carry on telepathic conversations did you? That was freakin' hilarious...

Audrey said...

Me! Pick me! I would LOVE to drive hours to meet you for lunch! :)

~Mendie~ said...

I guess we are more then a couple of hours away, but someday we will have lunch!

Hugs honey for all the sucking lately!

Kirsten said...

Driving a couple hours to meet a friend is awesome and so worth it. Glad you got to meet Emma and see Thea again. Dammit, both of you need to pack yourselves in a suitcase and come to San Diego.

Brooke said...

sounds like the perfect pick-me-up :)

*Lissa* said...

Two hours is nothin'. Too bad no one lives within two hours of me. :(

So glad you got to see each other!!

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