Our modern lifestyle is just too busy.
Huntington, West Virginia is nice sized city with plenty of places to eat, and beyond Huntington there are many more places to eat, so that is not the difficultly in getting my Creative Cluster (CC) together.
Brittany Johnson and her dog Lacy found a place to eat. In fact, I think there are at least a half a dozen places (maybe more) to eat at in and around Pullman Square. This is one of the things that is attractive about a city, one of the reasons people young and old are migrating from the suburbs to the city. With the many gathering places, movies and other entertainment all within walking distance, we are considering a move to a city for our retirement.
Many cities also have a college or university. In Huntington, West Virginia that college is Marshall University. Football, basketball, music and art programs are readily available, and some of these forms of entertainment are completely free. There is also the option for continuing education, and if you are so inclined earning a degree.
I live a short hop across the river from this pleasant city. Pullman Square isn’t the most convenient meeting place for all members of our CC, but we have driven further to get together in the past.
It started with an e-mail about getting together the week of August 8. After a week of negotiations, we end up with this:
So far it looks like:
Eileen S any day either restaurant
Eileen C prefer Thurs. Fri Ruby Tuesday
Dolores leaving Thurs Wed looks like it is only option Salad place
Ruby Tuesday ?
April Friday best
Carol Ma Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Carol Mo ?
As it turns out, Kim has time restrictions and would like to move the meeting to Saturday or an evening.
Knowing I was going to be in Pullman Square, I put forward an invite that anyone in the group could join me if they were available, and nobody was, although I did get a call from one person.
A week and a half of e-mails and we still don’t have a date, but maybe an evening later in the month would work? As soon as school starts things are difficult for Kim.
I miss our CC meetings. Participation got me writing again after an extended writer’s block. The CC encouraged me to share my work with others. Plus, I got to know and appreciate the talents of each person in the group.
I hope we can work something out. Dessert maybe?