I can’t speak for the rest of the world; but this Winter has been a beast for the East Coast and downright miserable for us die-hard Washingtonians. We are done, done and all done with this cold, snow and frigid cold. It goes without saying that I have been inside without a break. And after you have followed all my other comforting tips, you may need to just get out of the house, to kick the Winter Dull-drums to the curb.
So it was a delicious treat when one of my core life sustaining girls and fearless writer of "A Parent in America", Jessica aka Cali Beauty and her man Chris; invited Team Fergie over for brunch last weekend. All three of my Beauties skipped out of our house at 9:30 a.m. to party with Jess and her family. But Jess didn't stop with just us, nope she invited three other families to her home. Can I just say it was magic... A house full of kids. Adults all congregated in the kitchen, eating and sampling some delicious adult beverages (Mimosas and Bloody Marys). It was funtastic!
I don't know about all of you, but I'm soooooooo tired at the end of the day. On the weekends, I just want to be able to spend time with my family. So this brunch was genius. Everyone in the room was someone I was delighted to be with, happy to have an adult conversation, eat a fantastic meal and just delight to be in their company.
Jess and I are two extroverts, so I delight in her day or night. But what made brunch perfect was she got me at the best part of my day. And frankly it may be the best part of the day for all weary adults in our fast paced world. I don't know about you, but I crawl into my bed every night exhausted. But, because it was brunch, we got out the door early to start our day, not to mention my make-up was good, the kids were fresh and not exhausted from being tugged all over town. An additional bonus, we were all together, spending time with our best friends. Even with all the excitement, we still got home early enough to cross several things off our family to-do list, including thank you cards and a science fair project.
My Tuesday Tip, host a brunch.
At a minimum, pick up donuts or bagels and just get together with your friends. Everyone is less exhausted, the kids are happy and you get a two-fer. Time with your core sustaining friends and you still get to roll into your bed at a reasonable hour!
Many thanks to Jess and our brunch buddies.... Look for an invite from us soon. It was a perfect day!
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