On Monday nights, I have this group. We all meet at the same bar, with the same people, and order much of the same things. It's the start of the week, but for us, it's when we fill each other in on what happened the week before. Often times, we've seen each other over the weekend, but Monday nights always have a different vibe, and I don't know why.

I look forward to these nights. I like the stability that comes with it. The fact that, on Monday nights we'll meet at the bar, and laugh, and drink, and just enjoy each other. It's just what we do. We plan around it. Monday nights are (usually) reserved. Stories are told, gossip is shared, but most importantly, friendships are created. Sometimes, new faces make appearances, and sometimes they turn into regulars. We make plans, and we talk about goals and current events in our lives. We commiserate our yoga pains and growing pains, getting older is something we try to do with grace. We roll our eyes at comments and argue our points, but in the end, we always come back the next week. When life gets in the way, and one can't make it out that week, we notice the absence. The bartenders are now our friends and laugh along with us. They help us come up with new drinks, and they are willing to be try crazy things and then conveniently forget to put it on the tab.

We've been this group for about a year now, and I know that eventually, people will start to taper off as they leave the district for bigger and better dreams. Who knows where we'll be next year. Maybe off in New Mexico trying to write the next best seller, or saving lives in Africa. Maybe we'll be teaching others new things, or playing a game of soccer on the mall. Maybe traveling the world and seeing the sights of Europe and Asia. Who knows. We certainly don't. What we do know is that next week, we'll be right back at the bar with the same bartenders, the same drinks, and the same group of amazing friends.

On Monday nights, I have this group.
4 Responses
  1. Mandy Says:

    Having friends and a group like this is vital to ones sanity. Love it!

  2. Masala Says:

    Love it! Long live Monday nights!

  3. chickbug Says:

    As ESPN says for football..."Is It Monday Yet?"

    Sounds like you have an amazing tradition going. =)

  4. Love it. Slightly jealous.

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