I went out to dinner and coffee with some friends the other night. It was sort of an impromtu dinner with a secret plan to celebrate a special little boy. It is good to get out with friends and just laugh, and boy, did we do a lot of that! There were presents for baby and some for mom....which we won't mention here, but it was absolutely a fun time.
After dinner, we walked across the parking lot to Borders to get some coffee. Now, mind you, Borders has some weird closing hour of 9, and we didn't get over there until 8:40. As we walk into the little coffee shop, the girl behind the counter used a word that I only use when speaking of spiritual matters and then proceeded to mutter under her breath something to the effect of "you have got to be kidding me" Really? Was that necessary? Anyways, being the nice people we are, we didn't say anything and just proceeded to order our drinks.
We got our drinks and went outside to sit, since she obviously wanted us out there...yes, I do think you holding the door shut as soon as it closed and locking it as it was still shutting was a bit much, but that's just me.
So, here we are, five stay at home moms, with two babies, sitting on the curb outside borders. It was well lit, but I do have to say, I was glancing around occasionally at the "interesting" people walking around.
All my fears were laid to rest when we realized the skills we possessed collectively to ward off any attacks. Between the five of us, we had a mean, intimidating woman with some lip gloss (which she says is more than just lip gloss), someone in possession of foul smelling diapers, a person who had mace, a cup of hot coffee, and someone who had mad ninja skills....all in all, we were pretty well off should anyone decide to take us on.
We drank coffee, laughed some more, mean coffee lady came out and said "You are still here?", prayed for a little girl, laughed some more and decided we might just need new friends...NOT!
Thanks for the evening and the friendships...I couldn't ask for a better group of friends to be stuck in Kansas with!! ;)
Btw, I know someone looking for a new friend, so if anyone in Colorado Springs...ahem, Kansas, needs a friend, give me a call and I will hook you up!