today i had the perfect mix of much needed “me” time and family time. got a chance to catch up with one of my besties as we talked about our next life (ad)ventures. we were at a local coffee shop that had a nice ambience with cool art and old school hip hop. the afternoon was spent checking out a few open houses with the fam in this sky-rocket high housing market. fun hearing the kids’ opinions about which room would be theirs and to get their feel on the size of the kitchen. seems to be that the kitchen is central to our family since they like spending time cooking (and learning to load and unload the dishwasher).
funny thing about this day is that as i dreamed of being a part time SAHM, part time youth worker, at the two eating spots i frequented today, i saw two youth who i had worked with in the recent past. they both recognized me and seemed so happy.