My plans for this long weekend were pretty much zero. That is, until I got this lovely text right before I went out for my Friday night run.
Why, yes, I would love to spend time with my best friends! Mark & Mary Beth (aka two of my favorite people of all time) are friends from college who we have been lucky enough to stay in touch with. I usually see them every month or so. (We have a low maintenance friendship: We’re all busy people, and we live an hour apart, but when we do see each other, we pick up right where we left off.)
After sleeping in wayyyyy later than intended, I hopped in my car and drove south to see my friends. On deck for the day:
- Play Clue!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Four of my favorite things with two of my favorite people! Just shooting the breeze with Mark & Mary Beth is really the best part about spending time with them. I feel completely at ease talking about Army stuff, school stuff, super personal (possibly embarrassing) stuff. It’s a great stress reliever!
We had a deelish lunch at Olive Garden. But I gotta say, I wasn’t crazy about our waiter. He wasn’t bad, but he did ask me if I wanted a box for my “cut up ravioli.” For reals? You gotta mock my cut up food? I’ll forgive you, but just this once.
From there, we hit up Target. I love shopping at Target. I could honestly go there everyday. Maybe it’s just because they have a little of everything or because of their everyday low prices or maybe I’m mesmerized by the red bullseye. Either way, I approve.
We played two rounds of Clue. It had been a long time since I played. (Back in the day I had Clue Jr. which required you to wear red 3-d glasses to read the clues.) Stephen and I both LOVE board games! I put in a request that we all play while he’s home on leave. I hate to admit it, but I’m a wee bit competitive. I try not to be, but I can’t help it! (I once caused a huge fight between another set of couple friends during a particularly intense game of Monopoly back in college. Oopsie.) Luckily, there was no fighting today. Only playing and winning!
As evening began to roll in, I rolled out. I had an hour drive back home, and I knew Geronimo needed his mama (and his dinner). I spent the rest of my night hydrating for my upcoming training run and watching 90210. I feel infinitely more relaxed and calm after spending time with my favorite duo! For someone who originally had no plans, I’d say that I ended up with a pretty stellar Saturday!
Do you have low maintenance friends? Are you a competitive board gamer? Any suggestions of other fun board games for me to stock up on?*