See, Matt's traveling for work. His office, Capitol Financial Solutions (part of the John Hancock network) met with other branches today in Richmond, VA (about 3.5 hours from us in Raleigh, NC). He's there tonight but the conference doesn't start until tomorrow. Hmm... wonder what they're all doing to kill time tonight before the conference tomorrow... :).
So I had big plans for tonight.
-Lots of Chinese food
-and, of course, Laundry and Knitting.
Quite a plan, right?
I picked up my Chinese and settled into my PJs by about 6pm. But I got a happy surprise.
Tom, my step-dad, called!
We talked for a long time about my exciting Chinese evening, my sisters, my Mom's new running club plans (how cool!), his work stuff, etc. It was nice to catch up, since he's home for the first time this week after a couple weeks in China and a week in the mountains of Tennessee on vacation with my Mom. So after we got off the phone, I settled back up with my Chicken Lo Mein. But then, another surprise.
My best friend from college, Leah, called!
I hadn't spoken to her on the phone in a couple weeks! So we talked for a long time about her dating adventures, reminisced about college memories... all the fun stuff. We talked for a long time, but her phone died. So, again, settled into my couch, filled my red wine glass...
My Mom calls! Running class is over-- can she stop by?
Of course! I love my Mom, and I love when she comes by the apartment. She's psyched for her new running club, which met for the first time near my apartment, and we talk about that during commercials of some fun, trash TV (at one point we were even watching E True Hollywood Story). So she stays for a while, helps me finish my Chinese, and I enjoy the company. She heads out around 9pm. Now my alone time will really start. But-- wait!
Leah calls back! She's cooked dinner for a boy who's suppppposed to be home from work.
We talk more about this new beau she's just started dating (and why he isn't home from work yet, when he was supposed to finish up at 9:30... "good thing I bought a bottle of wine," she says, "so whatever."), but mostly talk about more important things... like House Hunters on HGTV (love the show) and how they should have a keychain wine opener (has that been invented yet?).
By the time we get off the phone, it's about 10.
So it was a long, multi-person conversation, from about 6:30 - 10.
I'm a little bit excited. It was so nice talking with everyone... but I'm a ready for this alone time that I've been pumping myself up about.
I sit back in the couch, ponder a fortune cookie, and think to myself, "this is nice."
Maybe I should knit.
It's very quiet.
The chinese is gone, the wine is gone, and there isn't anything good on TV.
And after a while, being alone isn't as fun as I thought it would be.
I mean, it's ok... but... what should I do now...
Then I remembered-- ha! I'm behind on blog reading!
And I thought I was alone :)
I'm driving to Richmond tomorrow to pick up Matt when he's finished with his conference. Then, we'll head up to Maryland together to visit my grandma!
I think it'll be a great weekend. I'll take lots of pictures!
Hope you all have a great weekend as well!
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