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Good Talk

by Rebecca on 2008-07-10

Last night, William had Scouts, so I found myself at home alone for a little while. Iʼd made a mental list of things that I wanted to get done, like mop the kitchen, throw in a load of laundry, vacuum the apartment, email some old friends, and scrub the bathtub. Now that I think about it, Iʼm not sure how all of that was going to happen in one evening!

But as I was putting dishes away, I had a sudden flash-thought that I should call my mother. Dad has church meetings during the week, so she often finds herself at home alone in the evenings. And so, I set aside all of my other ideas and called my mother. And Dad answered the phone. So, I guess she didnʼt really need my company last night. But Dad was nice enough to hand the phone to her anyway, and we had a nice long chat. We didnʼt talk about anything especially important, except maybe baking bread which is a very important topic, but it was such a nice chat that I was smiling the rest of the evening.

And when William came home from Scouts slightly worn out from playing wallball, we visited on the couch until bedtime and talked about nothing in particular, except baking bread did come up again. Hmm. The point of this post is that sometimes itʼs nice to set aside the silly little things that we do with our free time and have a good talk with someone that we love.