I am not really a "girls night out" type of girl. I don't mean anything by that except to say that I am more of a homebody and quite frankly don't have tons of girlfriends to have girls night out with in the first place. However, last night I got invited out by Jaime.
Jaime has been one of my yoga students for many years. She introduced me to Heather who also became a student of mine, but I really met her when we played on one of my soccer teams when I was little. We get together once in a while, but Jaime comes to my yoga classes on a regular basis. She has four kids and Heather just had her 3rd.
Last night she calls me up to invite me out for a "mom's night out" to go shopping down by the university and then for dinner and drinks afterward. The last time I went out with her was when I told her I was pregnant .... so it has been a while. I met Jaime, Heather, Jaime's sister-in-law Brandi, and another one of my students Heidi. We went to a store called Pitaya and I got a GORGEOUS eggplant, floor length jersey dress. Perfect for summer, but easily dressed up.
By the time we finished there all the stores were closed so we went over to a place called Maynard's downtown. I wasn't in the mood for dessert so I got a Caesar salad. We talked over chocolate mousse and Merlot and had a great time. Our chats were interrupted by the occasional passenger train coming into the station right next to us, but in a weird way it added to the ambiance of being outside on a breezy, summer night.
We talked about our kids, baby names, movies, Michael Jackson, vacations and everything in between. I headed home around 11:00 which was just enough time to have a nice night out, but not so late that I was going to pay for it the next day. (Unfortunately Devon woke up before 6:00 so I am paying for it anyway). They usually get together on Tuesdays which is the perfect night since Joe is not at jujitsu so he can stay home with Devon.