On Saturday night we celebrated my brother and sister in law's ten year wedding anniversary. I'd forgotten just how much work it is to get a family of five packed and out the door. I learnt to never try and sew a dress at the last minute. Because it will very likely go wrong. You may end up with the wrong sized zipper (as I did) at 1am in the morning. But a quick (though rather expensive) stop off on the way, resulted in the purchase of a ready made dress, ensuring that I would have a dress to wear, and thankfully an Australian made one at that. Thank goodness for patient husbands. Lesson learnt the hard way.
I think I figured out the other night that it really is something I need a little more of in my life. Getting together with friends is worth pushing past the invisible barriers that I hold myself back with. Making that effort, phoning that person I've been meaning to, attending an invitation or having friends over for lunch. I know I need to do more of this. I know it is well and truly worth the effort. Friendships need to be nurtured to survive.
The next morning there was family, muffins, a coffee shop and another quick catch up with old friends. We left feeling good. It was like old times.