Beginnings, progressions

Friends, at an angle

We had such a peaceful, lovely visit with Catherine, Russ, and Ava on Saturday. I have really missed C. in particular (although Russ and Ava are equally great company). It is a surreal thing to be growing up, to forget that you are growing up until you see old friends and realize that your lives are changing rapidly, that you might even be classified as adults now.

The men

I mean, look at us. We have jobs. We have husbands. We have dogs.

Ava and her mama

(How nice it is to keep the company of a fellow dog-crazed young woman.)

Our dogs were less thrilled to meet each other, unfortunately, but they managed to coexist after some time. Pyrrha just wanted to play, and Ava just wanted to protect her humans and her new-found toys.

Look at us coexisting

I wish we all could just live down the street from each other. But they’ll be staying in the general region, so that is a relief.

In other news, I have been inspired by Emily and her ambitious 2013 goals. I am trying to be proactive about mine. Accordingly, I am taking a ballet class with Cate and Stephanie. It is going to be hilariously awful. I will probably want to drop out, but the company of these two excellent, funny women will surely keep me motivated. I don’t think I even remember how hard ballet is. I’m about to get a sharp refresher.