On Tuesday night I met a couple of co-workers for coffee. This was a last minute plan from all of us expressing a desire to eat ice cream and waffles.
We met at 8:30 at a great place in Burlington, called Caffe Demetre’s. It is a funky place and the menu is amazing…so huge with so many choices. It is a little funny, but the one who planned it, Agata ended up not being able to come and we made sure to send her pictures of our desserts to make her jealous.
It was neat because we all come from different towns, different generations and yet we got along so well. We all arrived at roughly the same time and were seated right away. We all started talking right away and the server had to come by three times before we were ready to order, I knew right then it was going to be a good night.
I got an Ice Cream Sundae with Peanut Butter and Chocolate.
My dessert A wonderful creation of peanut butter and chocolatey goodness!
Ashley got a Crepe filled with chocolate ice cream, brownie bits and chocolate sauce.
Ashley’s Crepe- it looked so delicious! The picture doesn’t fully catch the appeal!
Patricia got a Crepe filled with Honey Ice Cream, cinnamon, and apples.
Patricia’s Crepe! You could smell the cinnamon and it looked delicious!
The desserts were amazing and huge…we couldn’t finish them all.
Once the desserts arrived we really got talking. It is neat to me that someone I see everyday at work can be so different outside of that environment. Patricia had mentioned how happy she was to be out and about and it made me realize how important it is to go out and be social. The more time you spend in your house the more time you have to think and get caught up in your own world.
Patricia is happily married and she was so excited to not be doing a “couple” thing. I am single (and have been for a long long time) and I never have to think about what others are doing. I realize it is really important to have your own interests and activities. This makes your conversations more interesting and gives you time away from your ‘other’ so that you can miss each other.
Hearing Patricia talk about this made me also realize, that I am single and I like being single. I like having the freedom to do what I want when I want and I also like the fact that I don’t have to answer to anyone. I find more and more there are not many things that I wish I had a partner in. Maybe one day I will meet Mr. Perfect, but until then I am content to enjoy my singledom!
To quote Katy Perry….I want it to be just like the movies, with a perfect ending. I know that means waiting for the right man and I am willing to do that. Snow White waited for Prince Charming and I can to!
Anyways, back to Dessert! We had a great time and talked non stop for 2 hours. I left with a smile on my face and was glad that we did this. We have decided to continue doing this once a month and I can’t wait till the next time! We are going to make sure that Agata can make it because we want to hear what she has to say as well.
I find the older you get the more difficult it is to make friends. It was nice to go out with a couple ladies from work and know that we are starting to cross the line of co-worker to friend. I know that all it takes is a little work and effort.
When was the last time you had an impromptu evening that ended up being incredibly thought provoking?