On Friday afternoon, I ventured to Longwood to meet with my thesis advisor and then spent a few hours hanging out with my brother while he set up for his band to play a show later that night. It was warm and sunny and so good to see him.
Back in Charlottesville, it's cloudy and cold, but yesterday my mom came to visit for the night along with my childhood friend Patrick's mother, and we spent the evening eating and drinking and laughing. Rob has been super busy with end of the semester work, and it was so good to not spend the afternoon alone at the computer again for a change. My mom and I packed some things up after lunch and coffee, then reunited with Patrick, his mom, and his fiance for a nice dinner at one of our favorite places.
Who doesn't love spending time with great people? It's been a good few days.