The Brewhouse Inn, Milwaukee--Not a bad place to stay.
I decided, after the fact, to add a couple events of last weekend to my list of new experiences.
I'm not referring to my rushed out-of-town trip for my son's emergency
surgery. Nor to staying overnight in an old brewery. Not even to
cleaning the bathroom in two 22-year-old bachelors' apartment. All three
were indeed new experiences, only one of which I ever care to repeat.
What made the weekend list-worthy is that I rode for six hours alone in
the car with my former husband. Although we always remained friendly,
this was the longest amount of time we've spent together--without our
children--in almost 15 years.
And two days later, I spent four hours on a train from Chicago, drinking wine with his girlfriend.
Minus the worries for my appendix-afflicted son, both proved to be
enjoyable rides. The shared priority of a child certainly helped. A
couple bottles of wine didn't hurt. But what I learned is that some
experiences and some relationships are only as awkward and uncomfortable
as we allow them to be.
Sometimes, when we least expect it, life is full of pleasant surprises.
Any awkward or uncomfortable life experiences which proved to be a pleasant surprise? Friendly with your ex, or not so much? Is it me, or does wine make everything far easier?