Real Life

I suppose it's how life tends to turn out.  Before you know it, days, weeks, months, years have gone by.  Promises to catch up - take a lot longer to fulfill than intended. 

One of my New Year's Resolutions (I've not forgotten!) has been to make good on dates with friends.  I have been that type of person where work can completely overrun my life - and work becomes an excuse to not hang out (cue to BOOs!).   Working becomes routine and doing real social things becomes out-of-the-way.  But here's what happens - when I do that, things start to feel unfriendly.  I dislike the feeds on social media, my favorite coffee shop looks less welcoming and I feel a little alienated from life.  How terrible is that? Terrible indeed.

Lots to ponder these past few months, but I'm so thankful for friends who show me the real-side of life.  

PS - some random shots of moments that have been replaying in my mind recently.

 Boy at the bus stop, carrying his drum kit.  Go forth young man!

Boy at the bus stop, carrying his drum kit.  Go forth young man!

 Window dresser struggling with a mannequin.  This was on Valentine's Day, so the tangle was extra funny to me.

Window dresser struggling with a mannequin.  This was on Valentine's Day, so the tangle was extra funny to me.

 Cruisin' for a bruisin'

Cruisin' for a bruisin'

 Fond memory: sitting in the sun, reading and drinking coffee at the Lake Arrowhead deck.

Fond memory: sitting in the sun, reading and drinking coffee at the Lake Arrowhead deck.