Sometimes I just need a time out. I need to get away from the house and do things with my friends. Totally normal, right? Cort does the same thing. He likes to go golfing or out to lunch with a buddy. Just a little time where we don't have to be "Momma" or "Dad-do".
Friday night I got a "Time Out". It was great! I was able to go scrapbooking with some of my favorite people! We all meet at a little place called Scrap, Scribble, and Stick and then go out for some dinner. Most of our scrapbooking involves chatting rather than actually getting any scrapbooking done.
I love this time for so many reasons. I mean, yes, I get some work done on my scrapbook (although I am stuck back in 2008. According to my book? Eddie has not even been conceived yet.) But the real fun is hanging out with the gals.
Some of us are moms. Some aren't.
Some are teachers. Some work from home. Some go to a different job. Some go to school.
Some are friends from a million years ago. Some are new friends.
Some are married. Some are not.
Some are seasoned croppers who bring loads of supplies. Some are newbies who only have a few items.
But we share it all. All the supplies...all the knowledge...all the fun.
We all laugh and share over the crop table.
Trips out to the store take three times as long because of the conversations we get into while finding the perfect paper for our page.
We are usually together for about seven hours, but it feels like seven minutes, and I never have a whole lot to show for all my time spent except a happy smile and a recharged attitude.
These ladies help me separate "Kate" from "Mommma" for one brief evening a month. And I love them for it.