It's been too long a week for a slow dance so don't expect one.
Friday night! When "once upon a time" it was the center of my universe. That "sweet spot" in my week where few things went wrong. Those things that did often could make "Friday Night" story even better! At least in retrospect.
I'm not exactly sure when or where my energy of a Friday night started to falter...perhaps January 1996 with the birth of my oldest daughter. Sure I was always excited for the weekend but Friday night? Friday night started to fade. Those halcyon teenage days slipped even further out of from the sparkle of my aging eyes. Until...
I got my very own teenagers! I can see the excitement in their eyes. The same sparkle I had in mine at another time. I can feel the energy that swirls by me as they pass heading out the door with the "I love ya...see ya later" wave. I'm not saying I've lost my appreciation for a good Friday night...I am saying rarely have I started planning my Friday night on a Saturday morning! But, perhaps I did too it's been so long ago. Others have suggested as much while in reflective discussions on my past youthful character! Perhaps.
Friday night means a hot shower and cool clothes. Finding answers, being senseless, and putting me out there.
Friday night means good friends and dirty jokes. Taking chances, first time kisses, and cold county line beer!
Friday night means here I come and there I go! Hoping Mom is fooled and Dad too busy to care!
Here it comes...Friday night!
It's a treat to feel and see their Friday Night energy. Reminds me that my fifty year edges could use some polishing up by a Friday night skylight now and then. My daughters have reminded me that a good friend makes an excellent Friday Night scapegoat (when required) and can lighten nearly any inquisition! To all friends and collegues (past and present) I threw under the bus late on a Friday night or even worse on a Saturday morning. I apologize for my shameful alibi. I'm a better person now...at least til Friday night!
Here it comes. Friday night and I don't feel like a slow dance!
See you being seen,