I don't have a life-changing story that came from our meet-up at the greasy spooner. I enjoyed her company. I hope she enjoyed mine. And we kind of enjoyed our breakfasts. For a moment, I felt badly that my time with P didn't produce a grand revelation, but perhaps simply enjoying one another's company will have to suffice. Maybe that's my lesson. If so, I can live with that.
My time with K might have been just right. It combined his love for something (flying RC planes) with my desire to try new things, and to do them with my friends. Additionally, on the way to the park, he took a suspicious amount of "wrong turns," providing us a lot of time to talk. I'm a little bit thankful that he apparently sucks as a navigator. Lastly, we made nice with a boozy smelling fellow that, to my great surprise, didn't attempt to murder either one of us.
I feel comfortable and confident labeling my time with K as a huge success. I doubt I'll forget it anytime soon.
C is my niece, the creator of my uncle-dom. My brother dropped C on her head when she was young, so by process of elimination, I may be one of her favorite uncles. This doesn't mean I've been the greatest uncle though. There is room for improvement, both in my capacity as her uncle and in the relationship as a whole. My conversation with C yesterday helped me to realize that. And just as importantly, it made me aware that C is open to that. For her openness, I am thankful.
At any rate, I finally spent time with her, finally talked to her last night. I can't speak for her, but I'm appreciative for that time. On my drive back to my home-for-the-night, I thought, "If I don't do anything else on this trip, that experience made it worthwhile." No big deal, but it's true. Sorry it took so long, SS, but you were worth it.