Happy hump day everyone – we’re halfway to the weekend! Always an exciting day in my book. We had a big afternoon yesterday, taking the cousins (Reid and Clay) all over town looking for college things and birthday gifts. The biggest college item of all?
Two MacBook Pros! One for Reid, one for me. Yeah, we’re pretty excited! I’m finally making the switch to a Mac – I’m expecting a little bit of a learning curve, so all tips and tricks are definitely welcome. We ended the night with a nice dinner at CPK, which I haven’t been to in forever. Of course, we had already had a little pre-dinner/mid-shopping snack of Graeter’s ice cream, so it was quite the day…
Today I’m headed to babysit some of my favorite kiddos. I have been missing my little E and H after leaving Nashville, so it will be fun to get back into the babysitting swing of things here in Louisville! The nice thing too is that this job is literally about two minutes from my house. Score.
Meanwhile, let’s check in on my July resolution to be a friend shall we? This past weekend was filled with friends, so it was the perfect time to put my resolution into action. Unfortunately, as I mentioned when I made my resolution, my friends are not all in the same circles. This sometimes makes it more difficult as I am having to spread my time amongst several different groups of people. But I did my best to spend a little bit of quality time with everyone, even if it was only for an hour or two!
I also enacted one of my favorite friendship tools – calling an old friend to catch-up on a long car-ride. I hate to drive, so anything that I can do to make the time pass by faster is a plus in my book! Plus, I got to talk to Steph and hear about all of her exciting travels this summer with her husband. They sure are a jet-setting couple right now!
All in all, I think that I have done well so far on my resolution. I have even tried to be a better blog friend (or “blend” as we’re sometimes called in the blog-world!) through Twitter and commenting on blogs! Now that I am back in Louisville, I want to use my time to hone my skills as a long-distance friend. It is easy for me to maintain friendships when we live in the same town; not so much when we live states and states apart.
I have a feeling that my new MacBook is going to be put to the test with this goal! And who knows – I might even break out an old-fashioned pen and paper too…
How do you maintain friendships with people who live far away from you? Emails? Phone calls? Letters? Something else? Any MacBook tips for me?