It seems the older I get the less I see my friends. We all have so many obligations. Work, errands, family, kids, houses, taxes, cleaning, laundry. Time slips by and suddenly its been months and I haven’t kept in touch with friends that I care deeply about. I felt guilty as I drove up to Temecula to celebrate an old friend’s baby shower. I had only seen her one other time during her pregnancy. I hadn’t texted or called enough. I’m lucky that we have the type of friendship where we can just pick right up where we left off and I am so grateful for that.
We met working together when I first moved to San Diego. Working retail in downtown Horton Plaza we would close the store, and then hit the bars in the Gaslamp. We’ve all grown and changed. We’ve changed jobs, moved, and had babies. 10 years later, there are three of us from that store that still get together for birthdays, weddings & baby showers. We laugh about the people we used to be. Now I’m getting ready for bed when I used to getting ready to go out. I wouldn’t want to go back to those days- but there is one thing that I miss. Somehow it seemed like there was more time. It was easier to get together with friends. We used to have a standing happy hour every week and people just showed up! I don’t know why its so hard now. Making plans seems daunting- and then something always seems to come up. Thats the one thing I wish I could take from my 20’s and bring into my 30’s somehow.
It was a wonderful shower- celebrating this beautiful mama and the little girl who will be arriving soon. The theme was “tickled pink” and boy did we all take it seriously! When she gets here this baby has more pink clothes then I could have ever imagined existed. She also has a whole mess of headbands that we made for her. She’s going to a girly girl (at least at first!) for sure. I can’t wait to meet you little one.